Top Methods to Reduce Excess Sound

Top Methods to Reduce Excess Sound
May 22, 2023

Whether you want to improve productivity in the workplace or create a more peaceful environment for relaxation at home, sound minimization for excess sound can be highly beneficial.

Luckily, you can use different methods to design a quieter and more enjoyable space. From larger projects like installing new insulation to minor changes like adding soft furniture, explore the following techniques for how to reduce noise and create a more relaxing and productive environment.

1. Install Soundproofing Insulation

Soundproofing insulation is one of the best ways to fight unwanted noise in your home or business. The material absorbs and dissipates sound waves to create a quieter space.

Installing soundproofing insulation in your walls can stop noises from passing from room to room. Quiet Batt® Soundproofing Insulation from Soundproof Cow is made of densely packed cotton fibers and functions as a high-performing barrier that doesn’t allow sounds to transfer.

Whether you want to block out a neighbor’s loud television or the pesky noises from a drainage pipe, soundproofing insulation is a great option.

2. Utilize Acoustic Panels

Another noise mitigation technique is to utilize acoustic panels. These materials absorb sounds before they travel across the room and contribute to excessive noisiness.

Acoustic panels are typically constructed of compressed mineral wool or foam and help keep soundwaves from entering and exiting a space. They’re ideal for minimizing echoing and reverberation.

You can find a range of different acoustic soundproof panels from Soundproof Cow, including premium panels that double as a piece of art and a soundproofing tool.

3. Use Flooring Underlayment

If your home or workplace has issues with unwanted noise traveling from floor to floor in your business, flooring underlayment is a great solution.

Underlayment is installed below the flooring to provide a small amount of cushion and minimize vibrations from people walking, chairs scooting or other pesky floor-related noises. The material is often made from cork or rubber, and it helps to dampen sounds.

Impact Barrier QT flooring underlayment from Soundproof Cow can be installed below the following types of flooring to provide better soundproofing:

  • Carpet
  • Laminate
  • Tile
  • Hardwood
  • Stone

4. Apply Door Seals and Sweeps

Installing door seals and sweeps is another way to mitigate unwanted outside noise from traveling into your room.

Soundwaves can pass through the openings around a door. You can use seals and sweeps to block off any gaps and help create a quieter environment. They’re made from a very dense rubber that effectively stops sound transmission in its tracks.

You can find soundproof door seals and sweeps from Soundproof Cow, including our Quiet Door Industrial Door Soundproofing Kit and our Quiet Door Perimeter Seal.

Installing door seals and sweeps

5. Add Soft Furnishings and Rugs

Introducing soft furnishings and rugs into your space can also help with noise reduction. Plush fabrics can work wonders by absorbing soundwaves and keeping them from transmitting around the room.

The following types of furnishings can help reduce noise levels:

  • Area rugs
  • Pillows
  • Curtains
  • Tapestries
  • Upholstered seating

You can also set up your space strategically to help minimize noisiness. Adding furniture near the perimeter of the room and stocking bookshelves can effectively help block sounds from passing from room to room.

6. Use Soundproofing Barriers

Introducing soundproofing barriers to your space is another top way to reduce noise and make your space more serene. You can install most types of soundproofing barriers in locations where you would add insulation.

Soundproofing barriers block and dampen sound energy. While they’re typically a popular entry-level option for fighting unwanted noise, they can be highly beneficial for home and workplace applications.

At Soundproof Cow, we have various types of high-performing soundproofing barriers, including:

  • Fiberglass composites
  • Foam composites
  • Mass-loaded vinyl barriers
  • Temporary barriers

7. Try Sound Isolation Systems

If you’re looking for a comprehensive sound-deadening solution for your space, sound isolation systems can provide effective soundproofing and eliminate vibrational noise.

Workplaces with noisy machines or systems should consider utilizing sound isolation systems to provide employees with a safer and healthier working environment. These soundproofing products can help reduce noises from loud vibrations and machinery.

Soundproof Cow offers different sound isolation systems and products, including the isoTRAX™ Soundproofing System and the isoTRAX™ Soundproofing System Ceiling Package. Both systems eliminate vibrational noise and mitigate sound transfer.

8. Wear Hearing Protection

Hearing protection, such as noise-canceling headphones or earplugs, is another example of a noise reduction technique. While these solutions don’t minimize the sounds in a space, they help those wearing them block out unwanted noise and can help protect their ears from potential damage.

Hearing protection devices are essential for anyone working in an environment where they’re exposed to loud sounds on a regular basis. Noise-induced hearing loss is a serious problem, and wearing protection in overly noisy spaces is essential.

9. Create Quiet Zones

Another noise reduction technique that can be very useful in working environments is to create quiet zones. Having designated spaces for keeping noise levels low can help improve concentration and relaxation and give people a much-needed escape from noisy equipment or spaces.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages people to limit how much time they spend near loud noises. By creating zones where people can enjoy low volumes, they can protect their hearing and find peace when they need it.

10. Utilize Soundproofing Foam

Soundproofing foam is the final technique for reducing unwanted sounds in your space. The foam’s density and thickness work together to absorb soundwaves and provide awesome soundproofing benefits. Foam soundproofing is so effective that it’s often used for sensitive applications such as recording and broadcast studios.

At Soundproof Cow, we have a range of different soundproofing foam products in various configurations and shapes to help trap noise and combat reverberation and echo.

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If you’re looking for methods to control and reduce excessive sound at your home or business, turn to Soundproof Cow. We have a wide selection of soundproofing products, from insulation to acoustic panels, available on our website.

We offer free acoustic analysis, and our team will help you find the noise reduction systems that are right for your space’s unique needs. We want to help you transform your space and create a more peaceful environment for working or relaxing.

Ready to get started? Browse soundproofing materials and solutions from Soundproof Cow today!

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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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