Quiet, please! How can noise be mitigated at home
More and more people are working from home from now. And what do these people every day: they are disturbed by different noises – music, passing buses or the neighbors talking.
These sounds come through Windows, doors, floor, walls and ceiling. Many new buildings to comply with laws against noise.
If you but do not live in such a building? There are two main methods to have the House quieter: that completely block 1 with additional land, which dampen sound and reverberation and 2.
Silencer for the House
Two different categories are the sound block and attenuate – that. The damping is easier. Here are some ideas:
Build a 2.5 cm sound insulation plate
Gypsum Board is a fertile silencer. If you want quiet, cover the walls with soundproof panels. They are available in different colors and fabric styles and can be a part of your design. The installation is a bit more complicated than hanging a picture.
To enhance the solution, you can attach also high resolution digital images so that it stands as a work of art
Of course, you can cover all the walls with soundproof panels, even the ceiling. The plates can stand as a gallery wall.
Cork Flooring – congratulations, if your floor made of concrete or Cork
materials are among the best silencer.
Carpets and documents. If the floor made of hardwood, tile or linoleum on concrete, you double the noise cancellation with carpets. Cut pile carpets have better figures as a silencer. The foam backing is also helpful.
Floating floors. This is another option. While there is a gap between the subfloor and the floor, which dampens the sound.
Curtains can dampen the sound and block
Blinds have both functions – they can dampen the sound and block. For better cushioning heavy fabrics choose – velvet and wool. And a vinyl layer would be even better.
Are transparent and allow natural light inside, but the polyester fabric absorbs sound. They are available in three different designs – Carmen, Formoza and Marmara, and have passed the tests well.
A novelty in the modern sound dampening curtains came from EMPA
And now to the difficult topic – noise blocking
When the sound through the window, you should change it or renovate.
Sealing. Road noise coming in through the window. There is a rule – 1% gap in the seal delivers 50% of sound. Try the holes to seal the window.
The acoustic seals are a more radical solution. Thus, you get another layer of an airtight glass in front of the window. The window can no longer be opened.
Acoustic ceilings. Acoustic ceilings look than the ceiling of the Packers in elevators.
Triple-paned window. They can exchange a better-looking solution – the double glazed Windows with triple Windows. You need a service provider for your installation and they cost about 10% more than the two-fold.Acoustic door seal
Buy doors from solid wood!
The biggest blame for the noise in the Home Office is located at the doors. The smallest crack on the door delivered much more sound than you can imagine. Use door seal Kit for this.
If your Office has Pocket doors, then you move to another room. You can simply no longer isolate itself.
Work from home from? You have organized your quiet corner well?
Congratulations, if your floor made of concrete or Cork.