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How to Soundproof a Cubicle

January 04, 2019

A cubicle layout appears to be a way to give all employees their own private office, but anyone who has worked in one knows that this is not at all how it works in practice. Cubicle walls are thin as well as open on the top and usually at least one side — this means there is plenty of opportunities for sound to escape and enter.

If you are working in one of these cubicles, it can be extremely frustrating. Everyone can hear your phone conversations, and it can be impossible to concentrate on your work when co-workers are on their own phones, getting chatty with each other or generally making noise around you. But given the dimensions of a cubicle, how can you possibly soundproof it?

Ways to Soundproof a Cubicle

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

White Noise Machine

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.

Acoustic Panels for Soundproofing 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!