Author Archives: Acoustics Expert

Commercial Acoustics featured on Millionaire Interviews Podcast

Millionaire Interviews Podcast

Commercial Acoustics was recently featured on Millionaire Interviews, a top new entrepreneurial podcast focused on unique companies and their quest for survival and growth. While many architects and contractors have used our products over the years, few know the story behind the firm that has led us on the mission to soundproof the world – […]

Next-Generation MLV: Mass Loaded Vinyl’s Potential Applications

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While Mass Loaded Vinyl has been a dependable and competitive product to improve STC in industrial settings for decades, there has been little improvement in the product itself in recent years. As we’ve discussed before, Mass Loaded Vinyl is a PVC-based product that adds a cheap filler, usually Calcium Carbonate or Barium Sulfate, to provide […]

Hotel Soundproofing – Hyatt Clearwater

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The Hyatt Condo in Clearwater, Florida needed help soundproofing their ceiling on the penthouse floor. Directly above, dozens of patrons used the rooftop bar at night and during the weekends. While the penthouse suite affords the best views in the hotel, it is also the closest to the nightlife noise, and therefore often in need […]

MLV Barrier: When to Use Mass Loaded Vinyl

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What makes Mass Loaded Vinyl (also known as MLV) effective and what are its limitations? While it’s been around for several decades there is still a lot of misinformation about MLV within the construction industry. First and foremost, it should not be considered a “panacea”. While effective in many assemblies, it may not be as […]

Restaurant Acoustics – Sarasota, Florida

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Determining the Restaurant Acoustics Speaks Clam Bar in Sarasota, Florida opened 2 months ago, and with the high-end marble finish and tile floor, noted that they were experiencing sound issues. Specifically, they had excessive reverberation in their restaurant that made it difficult for patrons to converse easily. Losing what we call “Speech Intelligibility“. This is […]

Acoustics for Schools

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Imagine trying to learn integral calculus with the drumming of a mechanical room next to you. Or trying to memorize Shakespeare lines or capials in the Far East capitals the band plays a marching tune above. This is a situation that many students in our nation’s schools encounter every day. Designing and building schools for […]

Sound Masking Demo in Tampa

Commercial Acoustics Sound Masking Tampa

Commercial Acoustics has installed a sound-masking demonstration at its headquarters on Cypress St near downtown Tampa. A newer technology, aimed at providing speech privacy in open offices, Sound Masking is a tool that is typically most helpful in open office spaces or areas requiring long duration focus (libraries, classrooms etc.). Commercial Acoustics has installed sound […]

Stadium Soundproofing – Atlanta, GA

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Commercial Acoustics works with a variety of entertainment venues and sporting arenas nationwide, most recently assisting the Atlanta Falcon’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium in their stunning $1.5 billion stadium (complete with solar panels, fan plaza and retractable roof). Inside the stadium in the premier seating will be ‘Super Suites’, private and personal boxes to accommodate fans looking […]

Central Florida Hospital – Sound Study

Solving Hospital Noise Complaints The management from a hospital in central Florida requested an assessment and potential solutions to improve their sound rating scores in their facility. Specifically, the intent was to study and improve the HCAHPS question of whether patients find their environment “Always Quiet at Night”, and the corresponding improvement in patient care […]

Sheriff’s Office – Sound Masking

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The Pinellas County’s Sheriff’s Office was struggling with a number of noise complaints. Among other things, they were concerned with the sound privacy in interview rooms, to ensure that interviews were conducted in a confidential manner. So they contacted Commercial Acoustics. After an initial site visit, we prepared a solution that would provide significant speech […]