Are you tired of all the clamor constantly getting into your area, invading it and preventing you from having a good sleep in the night, or a nice nap in the day? Or, perhaps, holding you back from working, or performing any kind of activities that would require a bit of peace and quiet? I hear you.
There are a few solutions to take into account when you want to resolve your noise problems. You might have heard some terms, such as “soundproofing” and “absorption”. It’s easy to assume that these two are the same process, or confuse one with the other. So, first of all, let us learn the differences between these methods.
Soundproofing Vs. Sound Absorption
Soundproofing is also called sound blocking. I suppose this speaks for itself. Could you guess what its purpose is? In few words, it blocks the noise. It is a method consisting of using insulating materials to prevent unnecessary clatter from either entering or leaving a specific room. The materials used in this case are required to be heavy, solid, and dense enough in order to constrain the noises within one space.
On the other hand, when you resort to absorption, it means that you use materials that essentially absorb the sounds that come into contact with them. This is a highly effective solution when you want to lessen the echo, or general noise, in a specific room.Even though you might not hear this term as often as the first one, you should be aware that this is the process we usually go for to solve acoustic problems.
Choosing Sound Absorbers
First off, when thinking about doing sound absorption in a room, you want to know what you can get from it. By choosing the right materials, you will be successful in improving the overall acoustic quality in a given area, which, consequently lessens the stress people go through when straining themselves to hear clearly. And if you want to use this method in a workspace, remember that noise reduction can lead to higher productivity.
However, since the market is overflowed with these products, choosing the best sound absorbing material might be a bit tricky today. In any case, when making this decision, you first need to consider the frequency of the noise that is bothering you. Different options are suitable for different frequencies. And, in addition to that, if you are concerned with not messing up the interior design of your room, then you should also consider which material would best fit its style.
Acoustic Wall Panels And Materials
One of the most ideal surfaces to apply acoustic products to are, of course, walls. This is why acoustic wall panels are highly practical. Generally, they are used for and proved to be most efficient in reducing mid and low frequencies. Made from various materials, these products will probably look more like a decoration than a necessary part of a room with an important role.
But, as their role is indisputable, you definitely want to take materials into consideration. The most commonly used panels are made with high-density fiberglass. This makes them highly efficient in trapping and enclosing the annoying low frequencies. That way, you will be left with a perfect acoustic environment.
In addition, the possibility to design these panels in various ways, use different frames and choose among so many colors makes them rather aesthetically appealing. And, while you are solving the big sound problem in your room, why wouldn’t you take care of its look as well? I know I would.