Does Soundproofing Affect Wi-Fi and Phone Signals?

Does Soundproofing Affect Wi-Fi and Phone Signals
June 03, 2022

As you prepare to soundproof a room, consider the room’s function and aesthetics. You’ll want to maintain the room’s integrity and avoid compromising features with the soundproofing materials.

One important consideration is whether your soundproofing methods will impact the Wi-Fi and phone signals. Luckily, most soundproofing materials have little to no impact on the Wi-Fi and data reception quality. Read on to learn more about soundproofing a room and maintaining strong Wi-Fi and phone signals.

Sound Waves vs. Electromagnetic Waves

Most soundproofing products have little effect on Wi-Fi signals or cell reception since sound and Wi-Fi are transmitted through different wave types.

Sound waves vibrate the air particles. Meanwhile, cellphone data and Wi-Fi signal travel via electromagnetic waves, which are much higher in frequency. The electromagnetic properties allow the waves to pass through dense materials easier than sound waves.

Soundproofing materials limit vibration by filling empty air space and adding mass, making them excellent solutions for reducing extraneous noise while allowing electromagnetic waves to pass through smoothly. Extremely dense or thick materials, like concrete, can still impact phone and Wi-Fi signals traveling through walls.

Soundproofing Products for Strong Wi-Fi and Phone Signals

While most soundproofing materials will not impede your Wi-Fi or phone signals, it’s still important to understand what products may interfere. To maintain a strong Wi-Fi signal, you should avoid using concrete or foil-backed soundproofing solutions.

At Soundproof Cow, we offer numerous high-quality soundproofing materials that can help to keep your room quiet and phone signals strong, including:

Contact Soundproof Cow for Soundproofing Solutions Today

Soundproof Cow has over 20 years of experience designing effective soundproofing solutions while providing first-rate customer service. We pride ourselves on maintaining a customer-first approach and finding the best products for our clients’ unique needs.

We offer a wide selection of soundproofing and sound absorption materials to suit various applications and settings. Our team can help you find and implement the most efficient solutions for your specific needs.

Reach out to our team online or give us a call at 1-866-949-9269 to learn more about our products!

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About Kellen Beaver

Kellen has been a member of the sales team for over a decade. Prior to delving into the soundproofing realm, he was a jack of all trades in the service industry, working both front and back of the house jobs to various degrees. This diversity in experience makes it easy to relate to the needs of a large customer base. He understands noisy environments as well as the importance of aesthetics in a space. Adding something that doesn’t fit the look can be intrusive, so knowing that acoustical needs must fit the interior design is something he’s become very well-versed in. Most of this planning comes from working with both the owner/operators as well as their design team and architects. He has been able to adapt his knowledge in the restaurant industry into projects involving schools, office buildings and large medical facilities when the situation calls for it.