How to soundproof a room

Home is our place for peace and quiet; a space to relax and wind down after a hard day’s work. But your teenage son’s drumming and your daughters flute practice is cutting through that quiet and not just driving you up the wall, but your neighbours too.

You need a way to isolate the sound in their rooms, and the answer is soundproofing.

Understanding sound

To master the noise pollution seeping from your child’s bedroom you need to know how to stop the vibration. That’s what the sound is. Your job is to dampen, absorb, and block the sound waves in the room so they don’t wiggle their way out.

The types of sound proofing materials

The most obvious way to soundproof is to put more stuff between you and the source of the sound. Brick is a great soundproofing material, but it probably isn’t suitable for your purpose. Adding mass to where you want to deaden the sound works. Consider bookshelves, thick tapestry, and carpeting.

You can also add insulation to the inside of your wall, or purchase viscoelastic sound dampening materials to install.

One of the major issues many have is keeping sound from seeping through the small cracks and crevices in a room. These areas re the same you’d want to cover to prevent heat loss in the home – under the door, window seals, and gaps in skirting boards. Silicone caulk insulation can help you block up these holes, and ensure there’s no sound sneaking its way through.

Once you’ve filled the room with furniture, added insulation, and covered the cracks, you may find that sound is still getting out. In this case, consider purchasing acoustic tiles. They are designed to grab sound and stop it from reflecting back into the room. For correct installation of these tiles, you can contact us here.

Correctly sound proofing a room can be difficult, and if adding some furniture and covering the cracks doesn’t work, it can be expensive.

At London Sound Proofing we’re here to make it affordable and easy. Call today to learn more.

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