The problem of harassing noises continually undermines peace between neighbors and tenants. Not only is it unpleasant for those who are compelled to listen to it, but it is also for those who do not want to make daily activities public and is forced to pay attention to how it moves and the volume of electronic devices.
Sounding environments is a costly, often time-consuming remedy, both economically and time-consuming, and solves the problem permanently.
By soundproofing we mean the whole of the processes that contribute to acoustically isolating a place. Sound control may be partial, dampening in part or total noise. You can isolate a place preventing noise from entering (as in reinforced windows) or going out (covering ceiling, floor and walls). Often, the use of soundproofed cabins is suitable for test rooms with reduced space available.
To properly soundproof a room you have to undergo some physical laws regulate the propagation of sound waves and choose the right materials.
Sounding a Room: Materials and Solutions to Soundproof a Room
Creating a soundproof environment is easy and different solutions are available for all pockets.
The cheaper material is definitely made up of empty cartons of eggs, cardboard boxes. They are defined as good as indoor insulators, a little less to prevent the sound from coming out and being perceived outside.
Another low cost method is to dress the room walls with cork or polystyrene panels. They are lightweight and easy to find, but the result is limited.
Taking examples of solutions used by cinemas and theaters, one can think of encircling the perimeter of the room with heavy curtains that create an isolated environment by not passing the acoustic waves.
One of the fundamental principles is to increase the volume and thickness of the walls. With the development of new materials and technologies, it is also possible to have a good result even with not very deep panels. It can be done with various sound absorbing materials. These are used in the construction and architectural sector and, as the word says, absorb the sound, altering the path and modulating the reverb. They are called porous compounds, which let the wave enter but do not go out.
This kind of product is divided into two main categories: fibrous sound absorbing materials and open cell sound absorbing materials.
The first are the most common and economical: glass wool, rock wool, cork, wood chips, curtains, carpets and carpets. The seconds are less known, but equally effective: expanded clay, expanded perlite, expanded vermiculite, expanded melamine and expanded polyurethane.
Sound absorbing materials are often used together with sound-insulating materials to ensure better yield.
For the latter it is the law that a surface is more acoustic as the higher its specific weight. Natural elements such as lead and rubber (usually preferred to the former) will be useful in this sense.
Many manufacturers tend to combine these two materials, adding them to sound absorbing and creating sandwich panels or bearings.