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Understanding the Various Sound Ratings

July 06, 2018
what does the STC rating mean?

When you begin to look for soundproofing materials, it’s essential to understand what type of product you need. You might know that you want to reduce the level of noise and reverberation produced in your room, office or business, but to what degree does this sound need reduction? Sound ratings help you better understand the […]

Echo vs. Reverberation

June 15, 2018
Echo vs. Reverberation

When you find yourself standing in a long hallway and decide to shout out your name, you might just hear your name repeated back in waves. This return of noise is an example of echo. The sound reflects back to the listener as the frequencies bounce off hard objects such as ceilings and walls. The […]

Does the Type of Glass Used in a Window Impact Sound Reduction?

June 01, 2018
best glass for sound reduction

Windows do more than provide you with a glimpse of the outside world. Choosing the right glass for your windows is essential. From the level of glare you’ll receive throughout the day to the sturdiness and durability of your piece, it’s vital always to know the specs and details of your windowpanes before you purchase […]

Sound Blocking vs. Sound Absorbing

May 18, 2018
Sound Blocking vs. Sound Absorbing

When you’re on the market for materials that will soundproof your room, you might often see the terms “sound blocking” and “sound absorbing” in different product descriptions. On the surface, these two phrases may seem interchangeable. They both appear to offer the same solution: sound reduction. However, sound blocking and sound absorption products provide two […]

What is Sonic Art?

April 05, 2018
Sound Art

What do the United States, France, Germany and China all have in common? They’re hosts to sound art shows. Sonic art, or the creation of visual art using sound waves and vibrations, is a growing area of interest for artists and viewers. If you’re asking, “What is sound art?” keep reading to learn more about […]

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