The Basics Of Sound Proofing

Sound proofing is the technique of reducing the force applied by any source in a limited region. It functions as a divide amongst the noise and the other receiver. People need noise proof areas and services in number of areas. For individual use people would use the process to limit sound of their home.

Kids room can be sound proofed so that their noisy play does not bother the entire house. Bed rooms can be sound proofed to ensure that whatever happens inside the room isn’t recognized by everybody in house. Likewise there are plenty of places where sound proofing may be used and we will discuss some of the methods so that you take advantage of it.


For commercial use the sound proofing is essential in business industry. The present sector is such that rivals spy on one another and in these scenarios the meeting and potential strategy requires a high amount of secrecy and with that they need rooms where meetings can take place in protected setting with nobody to snoop and over hear data which they are not believe to learn.

The conference rooms and meeting rooms need to be sound proofed. This isn’t the only reason; while office is a working surroundings you can’t interrupt everyone around the meeting room with the noise of presentations and discussions.

Auditorium and theaters are the other places where sound proofing is required and the scale at which it is required is quite huge. The wall to wall sound proof materials are used. Mostly the sheets and curtains are the things that are preferred. They also help in absorbing the echo and make the sound effect more clear and easy to understand.

The music studios are also sound proofed and the process done over there is more advanced as the sound by all the amplifiers and speaker boxes is of high magnitude.

For the best isolation in the sounds then you need to think about a multi layer method. There are many things included during the building of such a place. Decoupling is one such phenomenon which is used in contemporary construction and the other ways are around to do it.

It is basically performed to stop the sound vibrations to distribute. The space between two mediums won’t permit the vibration to proceed and therefore reduce its power. So, if you have a typical wall and it’s decoupled there will be a gap amongst the two and this will help make your room noise proof.

Sound proofing is a rising business and most firms have ventured to work on this. They can provide you discounts and great deals when you make a sizeable order with them. A cheap method to proof the sound is applying card boards. This can produce a noticeable decrease in sound and certainly will not run you a fortune.

Another way is to use thick curtains from wall to wall, it increase the temperature inside the room but constantly assist in restraining the sound as well.

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34 Responses to The Basics Of Sound Proofing

  1. Miravel Opigal says:

    This is a cheap way to sound proofed a room, Thanks for the Info. especially a room that have a neighboring room, keep away the noise and make some noise.

  2. Jodi says:

    For those who works from home like me, this is a very useful article. Thank you for the tips on using cardboard, I will definitely try this at home, and looking forward to a noise-free working environment without spending a fortune.

  3. Andika says:

    Wow… Nice article, and can’t believe finally got solution from this article , you see i often playing electric guitar in my room but often got complain from neighbour or my family that the sound is disturbing them. I try covered every hole in my room or space between door in order to think to not allowed the sound going through but after reading this article i bet will try egg carton. This material so easily get from my area and maybe i’ll added some fabric to covered the egg carton so it would be looks neat. Well this is will be my project on weekend. Thanks bro.

    • ContractorGuy says:

      Also you can splash the egg cartons with different colors of paint and create a funky unique artsy feel:)

  4. Alex CS says:

    Will definitely try this. My siblings and I love to hold the movie marathons and sound trips at home with the speakers blaring and all, but we can’t go all out since we live with a few elderly people. Been wondering how to soundproof a room for awhile now to keep the noise contained and this is a big help. Thanks for the clear instructions!

  5. Ria Flores says:

    I use heavy curtains in my room. Aside from the fact that it really works, it also adds to the aesthetics of the place. A friend told me that using black paint on walls is effective and cheap, but I’m not sure if it really works. If it does, then I can already see a weekend scheduled with painting chores. Any clue?

    • ContractorGuy says:

      Not sure if a room with black paint can dampen sound, but it may dampen your perception of sound i.e. making the sounds seem quieter although it still glaring at the same levels.

  6. Fani Indra says:

    Nice article, this is what i need for. I have little brother who always play his music very loud. I can’t study because our rooms share the wall. I hope this soundproof thing helps me. For the material, what is the cheaper alternative besides card-board? Thanks.

  7. Mike says:

    Sound proofing is a great tool, too, for people who work at home and need to keep a quiet environment around. From telephonic interpreters to telemarketers these home-based contractors often have to deal with people on the other end of the line. The card-board technique is very handy when you do not have a big budget but yet need to keep it quiet.

  8. Philip santiago says:

    Yeap will definitly sound proof my kids room. Specially if they playing and you’re in the next room studying or working on a papers. Im not sure but i think i saw one technique is the egg trays.

  9. Henny W says:

    Thank you, you explained the application of the sound proof material nice and clean, very easy to understand even for common people I dare say(coz I do) haha, and like it that you actually give tips on cheaper alternatives like the card boards and thick curtains, definitely would try that out. About the Decoupling method that’s a new piece of info to me. I believe logically is I were to use Double glass walls with gap in between the logic would be the same? Regards.

  10. Hector says:

    Great tips regarding the multi layer method! I’m a musician, and I have a band. However, instead of always having a blast at rehearsals, we spend a lot of time dealing with how to sound good without disturbing the neighbours. I hadn’t thought about decoupling walls before. I’m telling my bandmates about this article, since we’re actually thinking about building our own home studio.

  11. Adrian N says:

    having experience in working int he recording studio, soundproofing is totally important to produce quality audio work and keeps unwanted noise from both your end and your neighbors too. this is also applicable for other establishments aside from the studio to have a better and conducive environment for any productive work. great option to consider!

    • ContractorGuy says:

      Yes, sound proofing is definitely a must-have for recording studios (especially in-home recording studios). Thank you for you comment.

  12. Barbara Dahlia says:

    I never considered that sheets and curtains were suitable material to sound proof a room. I’ll take this into consideration next time I want to watch Netflix without disturbing the sleeping people in my home.

  13. ismael says:

    I have to agree that sound proofing is beneficial. Not only to prevent noise to get from the outside but also to prevent noisy activities to affect neighbors. I work in a noisy factory and we had to sound proof some areas because we began to get complaints from the neighbor association.

  14. Markus N says:

    I agree that sound proofing is of vital importance in the work place. This allows for private conversation that cannot be heard outside the office which plays a major role when having to deal with certain internal staff issues.

  15. MilanoMils says:

    I guess reducing the sound with a thick cloth is somewhat less effective, although it can be used as a temporary option. Private homes also require sound proofing in some places, as it says in the article, such as bedrooms and children’s rooms. It’s a good thing to be applied

  16. ricky anderson says:

    I’m wondering if this works better than glass wool.
    Going to try it on my home studio

  17. Annie says:

    Sound proofing is really essential to some businesses. I remember having this at a recording room at my alma mater where we had speech classes and in our theater. Sound isolation can really benefit the ones using it, and can help others who doesn’t in doing their own business in peace.

  18. Ryaz says:

    This article is unusually informative. Great job! I wish I also had my own sound proof room. Sound proofing, I just learned, is an entire technology. I wish to read more …

  19. Layla Summers says:

    Well I think that this is really good choice for an article because it is rarely talked about. I always was under the misapprehension that sound proofing was really expensive but having read this article I now know that there cheaper alternatives.

  20. daphne says:

    This blog enlightens my mind of the basics of sound proofing. Definitely noise can hinder and bother the entire house, so sound proofing is necessary to have a happy, quiet home.

  21. Uzor Godpower says:

    Homes need to be soundproofed. It prevents one from noise pollution.

  22. germain says:

    Multi layer method? Decoupling? Wow, Such a great idea. I uses curtains to reduce noise from my bedroom. It was great sometimes when the sounds not really loud 😉 But now, hmm… seems like I have other better option. Do you know where I can get this kind of sound proofing system? Can’t wait to make noise.

    • ContractorGuy says:

      Hey germain, there are endless places to purchase a variety of sound proofing options. Simplest way is to check your local directly or phone directory listings for “sound proofing” or “home insulation” or similar terms. Also you might check at home supply stores like home depot.

  23. Mary says:

    Most of us in the office play one or two instruments and we jam most of the time. Our boss allowed us to use a spare room in the office as our studio/music room but did not give us a budget for soundproofing. What we did was we used the old carton boxes (from Transformers collectibles) and the foam packaging from all our computers and other devices in the office. It worked.

  24. malathy u says:

    Thanks for the less expensive tips on using card board and thick curtains. Sound proofing helps in better concentration and focus. A must for officeslocated in noisy environments.

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