Whether you need a quiet and comfortable room, you need to soundproof this space. If sound insulation is done for a home theater, then in addition to high-quality sound insulation materials it is also important that they do not spoil the sound quality.
If you have an expensive audio system, for example, the best integrated amp for $2000 and a set of expensive speakers rather than a computer speaker, then it is better not to save on materials.
Below are some helpful tips on how you can soundproof a room.
Soundproof of walls
The most common type of walls soundproofing is working on the external wall covering.
First of all – fill cracks with acoustic sealing. Even small cracks and gaps in wall cover can affect soundproofing. Special acoustic sealing fills these gaps with a soft and sound-absorbing material.
Also, you can fill the space in the wall. When a sound wave passes through new material, part of it is absorbed, and part is reflected. It is possible to increase this effect by building the wall from two sheets of drywall or rock, leaving as much space as possible between them. And if possible, fill the space with sound-absorbing material. Unlike most other methods, this method should absorb noise at low frequencies. This makes it ideal if you expect powerful bass from music and home theater systems.
Soundproofing floor and ceiling
The floor and ceiling can be insulated in the same ways as walls. But more often, everyone simply adds additional layers of drywall (one or more) with a copious amount of glue. And in the case of the floor, a dense carpet, or a sound-absorbing coating covered with a carpet, can become good sound insulation.
Door and windows
For soundproofing the door, use a gasket that must be glued around the perimeter of the door frame. And it is also worth paying attention to the material from which the door is made; doors made of solid wood have good sound insulation.
For soundproofing of windows, heavy curtains made of thick fabric are suitable. Or if you’re ready to spend some money, buy heavy acoustic curtains instead.