Natural Resources That Absorb Sound

Natural Resources That Absorb Sound
August 05, 2022

Using soundproofing materials to create peaceful environments in indoor spaces is great, but so is treating the natural environment with care. Fortunately, it’s possible to do both at once. Soundproof Cow uses sustainable soundproofing solutions to muffle sound in an eco-friendly way. Today, we’ll cover some of nature’s most effective soundproofing resources.

Nature’s Soundproofers

Mother Nature can compete with some of the most innovative manufacturers, providing several naturally occurring substances with excellent acoustic properties. Some of these eco-friendly materials that are the best at reducing noise include:


Cotton is an excellent acoustic material that achieves multiple effects. Cotton soundproofing materials can absorb, disperse and even contain sound. This natural material is effective because it’s porous, which means it’s full of channels that accept and contain energy. Cotton is also compactable, so designers can form it into thick sheets that ensnare and disperse sound.


Bamboo soundproofing is another effective sound absorption option because it’s a soft type of wood. Bamboo’s softness and low density allow it to absorb and disperse sound energy, preventing noise from reflecting off the material. It’s porous, too, which adds to its ability to absorb energy. Some homeowners plant dense bamboo walls around their property for natural sound absorption.

Coconut Fibers

Coconut husks are another porous, fibrous material source that occurs naturally. As a result, coconut fibers share similar soundproofing properties with cotton and bamboo. However, coconut fibers are lighter than cotton, so it takes more to be effective at absorbing sound.

Eco-Friendly Acoustic Products

Soundproofing companies often use nature’s effective soundproofing materials when developing products. Some of Soundproof Cow’s best products featuring naturally occurring materials are for flooring, walls, and more:

Echo Absorber Acoustic Cotton

Echo Absorber Acoustic Cotton is an environmentally friendly acoustic material that interacts with high, low and middle frequencies. This product line features 80% recycled materials while skipping volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and harmful substances like formaldehyde.

As cotton-based acoustic treatments, Echo Absorber products prevent sound from bouncing around a room. Rather than echoing or reverberating, sound waves dissipate when they collide with the cotton fibers. Our Echo Absorber line is versatile and easy to cut to size, making it a popular acoustic material for auditoriums, gyms, gun ranges and other noisy areas. At Soundproof Cow, we carry two types of products that feature Echo Absorber Acoustic Cotton:

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Quiet Batt Soundproofing Insulation

Quiet Batt™ Soundproofing Insulation is another cotton-based material that reduces echoes and reverberations. You can slide acoustic insulation products between walls or inside a dropped ceiling to absorb sound in a room upon impact. This material also has noise dampening properties, meaning it will inhibit sound’s ability to pass through surfaces and enter other rooms.

As another benefit Soundproofing insulation interacts with other types of energy — namely heat. Installing Quiet Batt™ Soundproofing Insulation will keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

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Purchase Soundproofing Materials

Ready to fill your space with some of the best materials for noise reduction? Soundproof Cow is here to help you achieve the peace and quiet you’re hoping for while being kind to the Earth. We encourage you to browse our best panels for soundproofing online or get in touch to discuss eco-friendly soundproofing solutions.

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About Kellen Beaver

Soundproof Cow Representative Kellen

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.

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