When embarking on soundproofing in the home it can almost certainly seem at first what can only be described as a D.I.Y. nightmare. Well fear not, in this informative document we will give you the information that you require, the tools in which you will need to solve your problems and an explanation of which tools you will be most suitable to do the job.
One of the most common Soundproofing questions that we get asked at Noise Stop Systems is: How do I soundproof my floors? How do I soundproof my walls?
When you apply soundproofing to your floors, you will need a combination of soundproofing products to achieve the best result. Some people make the assumption that an underlay will be sufficient to provide adequate soundproofing. You will need to use as a minimum the NSSF7 (NSSF7 stands for NOISE STOP SYSTEMS FLOOR 7). To sound proof walls u need to use a system and not just one product alone. But if after reading this you need more help on how to soundproof your home. Please ring us we would love to help answer your questions.
There is very little difference on how you tackle the problem of sound reduction whether it is: Soundproofing in the home or soundproofing in the work place you would want to sound proof it along the same principles of soundproofing. The process of soundproofing works because of the density of the soundproofing materials / products separation and depth.
The main difference when Soundproofing in the home and commercially is that it is usually not possible to use the same depth as in a commercial application also the difference in sound volume tends to be greater in a non home environment.
The first area we will look at is diagnostics.
How do I know what Soundproofing I will require and what is the sound level that I can hear in my house?
This is done simply. What sort of sounds can you hear? Is it the sound of a TV or maybe a baby crying, voices or conversation? You can find out what the noise you can hear is rated in dB in according to the measurement of the noise(decibels).