How to Soundproof a Cubicle

How to Soundproof a Cubicle
January 04, 2019

The goal of cubicles is to give all employees their own private office, but anyone who has worked in one knows that’s not how it works in practice. If you are working in a cubicle, it can be extremely frustrating. Everyone can hear your phone conversations, and it can be impossible to concentrate on your work with background noise from co-workers. However, it’s not just your co-workers that are responsible for office noise, there are several other factors that amplify office noise.

What Causes Cubicle Noise?

Cubicle walls are thin and open on the top as well as at least one side, which means sound can escape and enter. There are also many hard elements in an office, such as the cubicle itself, giving sound waves the opportunity to bounce off of them and echo, further compounding the noise problem.

But given the dimensions of a cubicle, how can you possibly soundproof it?

Soundproofing Your Cubicle While Decorating

How to Soundproof an Office Cubicle

While you may not be able to create a perfectly silent cocoon out of your cubicle, there are soundproofing tactics you can try.

Add a White Noise Machine to Cubicles

The purpose of a white noise machine is to cover existing sound with a range of pleasing frequencies to mask that noise. Even if unwanted sound gets in or out, you won’t hear it — or you won’t hear it as intensely.

Increase Cubicle Height

Another trick, if you can get away with it, is to increase the height of your cubicle, and perhaps even make a little ceiling. The harder sound has to work to get into your cubicle, the better your sound control will be.

Soundproof Each Cubicle with Acoustic Panels

acoustic panels in office cubicles

Yet another great way to improve sound in your cubicle is to put up acoustic panels. These can be very easy to install and do a great job of capturing and dampening sound. You’ll experience fewer harsh noises and can enjoy clearer communication and fewer distractions inside your cubicle.

Acoustic paneling from Soundproof Cow is tailor-made for office soundproofing and cubicle soundproofing in particular. These panels are designed to absorb harsh noises and reduce reverberation, effectively quieting the sound in your immediate environment. Our fabric wrapped panels also look great, so they are an ideal way to decorate your cubicle as well as control the sound. We even have art acoustic panels that allow you to decorate your soundproofing panels with your favorite artwork!

Learn More Soundproofing Tips From Soundproof Cow

You probably never imagined you could soundproof a cubicle before, right? But you can. That’s the magic of Soundproof Cow. Our goal is to bring great noise control and clear, crisp sound to every possible situation, from an auditorium to a cubicle, and we’re doing it day after day. To learn more about our acoustic panels or other soundproofing products, drop us a line today!