How Can I Make My Room More SoundproofFebruary 5, 2021
Last year has changed the way we work fundamentally, with most people having to trade the office for working from home. And while this change has its obvious benefits, there are some major disadvantages to it, as well.
Hearing all the traffic noises or the neighbour’s child crying while you’re in the middle of an important meeting can make or break not only your focus and concentration but also the meeting you’re in. If you find it hard to work on your projects because there are too many distracting noises outside – or even inside – your home, a soundproofing solution might be exactly what you need.
How to Make Your Room More Soundproof
For us at Noise Stop Systems helping our clients find the optimal soundproofing solution for their space is our day-to-day business. And we know just how important it is to give personalised advice and solutions that will increase the efficiency of any general recommendation. Therefore, we present you a couple of steps that will help you assess your noise problem and determine what solution is best.
The first essential step is to find out whether the noise that’s disturbing you is airborne sound or impact sound. If you’re not sure which is which, think the airborne sound is a conversation, TV noise or a dog barking, whereas impact sound is what you hear when your upstairs neighbours walk, drop something on the floor, or move furniture around.
Once you know what type of sound creates most distress, you can determine whether a change in furniture and/or décor will be enough to reduce the noise or if your space needs a professional solution.
In many cases, airborne sound creates more noise because the way in which the furniture is arranged allows for the sound to bounce off surfaces and create an echo-like effect. If that’s the case, a simple and budget-effective solution would be to rearrange the décor, so that more sound gets absorbed (therefore, less gets reflected), and reduce the echo-like effect.
The second step is to determine where the sound comes from. Is it from inside or outside the house? Does it come from the same floor or from upstairs/downstairs? This will help you decide whether you need to soundproof your walls, the floor, the ceiling, or a combination of them.
If the noise is produced on a different floor or even the same floor but is too loud, most likely you will need a professional solution to tone it down. Luckily, this doesn’t mean you have to give up the net area from your room. The right products will offer the best acoustic insulation and take up the least space. Whether we’re talking about floating floors, soundproof panels, db absorbers, or entire wall systems, we use the latest technologies to make sure we can provide state of the art products at accessible prices.