Category Archives: Soundproofing Tips

Guideline: When You Need Sound Absorbing Panels

Absorption Panels

There are a wide range of building uses that suffer from excessive reverberation issues. These both decrease the usability and speech comfort of the space, as well as reduce productivity. Certain spaces, such as restaurants and worship centers, require acoustic treatment to allow intelligible speech, and without it, may cause significant loss of business and […]

When to Hire an Acoustic Consultant

acoustic consultant

Every project is unique. Even if there are acoustical requirements, certainly many projects will not require the detailed review of an acoustic consultant. However, not using a consultant can be more costly than hiring one, especially if there are noise complaints and post-tenant modifications or retrofits needed to fix these issues. Learn when hiring an […]

Whats the Difference Between White Noise and Pink Noise

difference between white noise and pink noise

Here’s a question we get everyday! What’s the difference between white noise and pink noise? Sound masking systems are often described as “white noise machines” or “pink noise speaker systems”. In reality, they are approximated as a blend of both. White noise is the same sound intensity at all frequencies, while pink noise decreases in […]

Wall Blokker – Ideal Soundproofing Solution to Achieve STC 50+

wall blokker lite

With so many STC-rated assemblies out on the marketplace, what makes the Wall Blokker soundproofing membrane so unique? Architects, contractors and owners face the issue every day on how to cost-effectively soundproofing their walls and floors. Commercial Acoustics is revolutionizing the soundproofing industry by providing a new EVA polymer-based membrane that hangs quickly and easily […]

How Sound Masking Works

sound masking components

When faced with an acoustical problem such as a noisy office, oftentimes the root cause is overlooked. Modern office design and architecture places a premium on open floor plans and collaborative workspaces which lack the ubiquitous partition walls, carpets, and even the acoustical ceiling tiles that we’ve all become accustomed to seeing. As a result, […]

Importance of Noise Control in Hospitals

hospital noise

Significant research has been conducted that links noise issues in hospitals with patient lack of sleep.  The deteriorated sleep quality experienced by patients results in extended hospital stays, development of delirium, and other negative outcomes. By treating the underlying noise issues and associated sleep quality factors, hospitals are able to greatly improve patient satisfaction and […]

Uses for 2 lb Mass Loaded Vinyl

2 lb Mass Loaded Vinyl MLV

For those that have worked in museums, libraries, and other specialty civic projects, you may have noticed the tendency for architects to use 2# MLV, or 2 lb/sf (2 pounds per square foot) Mass Loaded Vinyl. This is an extremely heavy soundproofing membrane that is used to block noise from loud areas, such as mechanical […]

Effect of Noise on Sleep and Health

sleeping newborn

Noise is a critical component on sleep quality. Unlike other sensory perception, such as sight, there are no protective coverings over the ears. While eyelids close to limit perceived light, the ear canals remain open and unchanged throughout the night. That means the only difference between perception of sound between the day and night is […]

Reach STC 50 in Modular Construction

soundproofing luxury apartments

The building industry has evolved enormously in the past 20 years. While labor rates have increased, the amount of skilled labor available for many construction jobs is extremely limited. This is even more true for highly-skilled jobs, such as welding, carpentry, plumbing, and other trades. When this occurs, Architects and Contractors are forced to find […]

Increase Drywall Profits with Soundproofing Products

Soundproof Media Room

Drywall contractors are often tasked with ensuring constructed walls reach or exceed minimum STC values. In order to do this, it may seem simple to add extra layers of drywall and reap the benefits. However, the fallout could mean lost contracts when competitors realize there are much cheaper ways to hit high STC values. Related: […]