The constant rumbling, buzzing and ringing from washing machines and dryers is enough to drive you crazy between meals, during evening hours and while you’re trying to catch some sleep. If your home laundry room is connected to the living room or dining area, you have the power to eliminate unwanted noise between cycles with soundproofing projects you can complete yourself.
Follow these tips from Soundproof Cow, and you’ll finally be able to watch TV, spend time with family and focus without constant distractions.
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Soundproofing the Laundry Room
The key to laundry room soundproofing is to look at the source of the problem. Laundry rooms are often unfinished and share a common wall with rooms you spend most of your time in. Use your eyes and ears to determine how sound is moving about the house, and make corrections using products from Soundproof Cow.
1. Reinforce Laundry Room Doors
When was the last time you looked at your laundry room door? If you notice light shining between the sides and the wall, sound can easily escape. One of the best solutions for an uneven door is to update its outer seal.
Soundproof Cow provides customers with our Quiet Door™ Perimeter Seal for a tight fit around crevices and corners. Our door seals are perfect for wood and metal doors and stand as an upgrade for improving acoustic performance. Keep sound and vibrations out with a silicone seal that stays strong even with changing temperatures.
Your Perimeter Seal will reduce noise transfer from the laundry room by getting rid of noticeable air gaps. Further update your laundry room door with a Quiet Door™ Sweep for spaces between the bottom surface of the door and the floor.
2. Finish Laundry Room Walls With Insulation
Some residential laundry rooms are located in the basement, just below the bedrooms. It’s common to have washing machines and dryers in unfinished rooms with piping, electrical wires and ducts running across the ceilings and walls. Consider hiring a local professional to seal off surfaces with acoustic insulation.
For laundry room soundproofing, we recommend our Quiet Batt™ 3-inch insulation. Easily fasten this multi-purpose barrier within interior and exterior walls as well as the ceiling for optimum dampening. Consisting of recycled cotton, Quiet Batt™ layers are environmentally friendly and install between wood and metal studs, limiting thermal energy transmission.
3. Upgrade Laundry Room Flooring
At Soundproof Cow, we understand that every home layout is slightly different from the next. Due to the weight of washing machines and dryers, these pieces of equipment usually sit low to the ground for ease of use. This results in annoying vibrations that can be heard from connecting rooms.
Luckily, our online store is home to sound-absorbing floor underlayment compatible with stone, laminate, hardwood, tile and more. Place an order for Impact Barrier Flooring Underlayment created with 90% recycled rubber. Place just below flooring finishes to soundproof laundry rooms of any size and shape.
Soundproof Cow underlayment adds just .5 inches of height to your floor and is available in waterproof options in case of a washing machine overflow. Order in multiple thicknesses to block out noisy washers and dryers.
Soundproof Your Laundry Room With Products From Soundproof Cow
Soundproof Cow is your leading source for acoustic panels, sound absorption materials and foam. We strive to bring our customers innovative products for sound reduction treatments across your residential or commercial space. For assistance with any of our soundproofing products, fill out a contact form online at your earliest convenience!