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Soundproofing 101: Basics of Acoustics and Sound Attenuation

When dealing with sound problems in various industries, there are numerous factors to consider. What kind of noise problem are you facing? What kind of product will be an effective solution to that problem? What common sound issues are other businesses in the same industry facing so that you can be proactive about handling them? […]

Tips for Dealing With Noisy Neighbors in Your Apartment

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While apartment style living has many perks, noise disturbances can be a major disadvantage. When all that separates you from your neighbor is a thin wall, sound transfer can become a major issue. Keep reading for tips on how to deal with noisy neighbors in your complex. Furniture Placement If noise is transferring through your […]

Acoustical Treatment for Restaurants

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Restaurants are a space where people come together to socialize, full of chatter, the sound of clanking glasses, and music. However, if your restaurant has a noise reverberation problem, the customer’s social experience could be suffering. When people have to yell to compete with the noise of the crowd, speech privacy and intelligibility is lost. […]

Lecture Hall Sound Treatment

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Lecture halls are a staple on almost every college campus. These multifunctional rooms are used regularly as classrooms but often play host to additional events such as guest speakers and presentations. Though lecture hall uses may vary, speech remains the constant factor across events. In order for speakers to successfully communicate with an audience, there […]

Noise Reduction in Factories

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Factories are one of the loudest working environments due to the excess noise created by running machinery. Keep reading for tips on how to reduce noise in your factory and create a more productive work space. Sound Absorbing Wall Treatments When high-noise machines are placed up against walls in the factory, sound absorbing wall treatments […]

Unexpected Ways Noise is Getting Into Your Home

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If you’ve ever lived close to a noise source, you know the negative effect noise disturbances can have on your life. Removing the noise source is usually impossible, and hiring a soundproofing expert is expensive, leaving most victims of noise problems feeling hopeless. However, many noise problems are the result of common weak spots that […]

Open Plan Offices vs. Closed Plan Offices

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Though there are many distractions in the workplace, one of the most commonly noted is noise. Excessive background noise from coworkers typing, chatting, or talking on the phone can distract others from their work, making them less productive. To combat this issue, many offices have begun to consider speech privacy, and have looked for ways […]

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 […]

Isolating Vibrating Machinery

Commercial Acoustics Isolating Vibrating Machinery

From factories to schools to offices, nearly all buildings contain some type of mechanical equipment. While necessary to keep operations running smoothly, mechanical equipment tends to generate a lot of excess noise. These types of machines vibrate as they operate, creating a type of noise that can be both heard and felt by building occupants. […]