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The Sound Advice Blog

Many people find the world of acoustical treatments to be confusing and overwhelming. Here on the Acoustical Solutions Sound Advice Blog, we will concentrate on presenting solutions to typical acoustical problems and discuss relevant topics on the subject.

The posts here will be related general sound and noise control topics like blocking sound, absorbing sound, or diffusing sound. We will also provide information on how acoustical materials can be used or applied to specific applications.

  • Old Mill Kennel

    Soundproofing a Dog Kennel

    Soundproofing a Dog Kennel has benefits for both humans and the dogs. It reduces ear fatigue for the humans and reduces stress for the dogs (which causes them to bark less). A typical dog kennel has painted block walls, an epoxy coated floor and a painted open truss metal ceiling. All these surfaces are used […] Read More »

  • Open office plan, call center using Sonex Contour Ceiling Tiles by Pinta Acoustic, Inc. in standard grid.

    Suspended Ceiling Treatments

    Suspended ceiling treatments are essential to office acoustics. We will cover how they relate to several office related noise problems and how suspended ceiling treatments can help. While this article is geared towards office applications, please note that many of these principles can also be applied to school classrooms, commercial spaces, and residential applications. Drop […] Read More »

  • Iso-Step® Floor Underlayment - Roll out and lay the Iso-Step into the adhesive bond.

    Soundproofing a Floor

    Soundproofing a floor requires addressing the issue of impact noise. Impact noise is a structure-borne sound created when two objects collide. This impact energy creates vibrations that resonate through the materials in the structure. Most people think of this as “neighbor noise” from someone walking on the floor above or other activities. Utilize an acoustic […] Read More »

  • Agati Furniture - Open office plan using red AlphaSorb® panels and Sonex® Whisperwave® Clouds in ceiling.

    Solving Office Noise: Business and Commercial Acoustics

    Introduction Quality business and commercial acoustics are an important factor in high productivity and a stress-free work environment. Open office layouts seem to be all the rage these days and many companies seem to be drawn to the look of re-purposing old warehouses, factory areas, and other large format commercial building designs into large, expansive […] Read More »

  • Noise Reduction in Open Public Spaces

    My wife and I were sitting at the bar at one of our favorite brunch spots last Sunday. During our conversation, she turned to me and told me to stop shouting in her ear. This, of course, led to me speaking more softly in my normal speaking voice. She told me to stop joking around […] Read More »

  • office acoustics

    Acoustical Foam for Office Ceilings

    Acoustical foam for office ceilings can dramatically improve an office environment. Simply mount acoustical foam directly to a ceiling to improve office acoustics. Today’s dynamic office environments pose new challenges in the realm of acoustics. To maintain a collaborative work environment, many new office spaces are open spaces, without boundaries to separate colleagues. This does […] Read More »

  • Heard Island Expedition Acoustic Blankets

    AlphaSorb® Dual-Sided Absorptive Sound Blankets at work on the Heard Island Expedition

    On March 1, 2016, the Heard Island Expedition Team boards a flight for Cape Town, South Africa. They plan to carry out a variety of tasks related to the study of climate change. In the fall of 2015, we were contacted by their crew to discuss this expedition. The research team was looking for an […] Read More »

  • The PrivacyShield® Outdoor Absorptive Soundproofing Blanket used to mitigate sound coming from a commercial chiller in a residential area.

    How to Stop Chiller and Air Conditioner Noise

    From large industrial chiller and air conditioner noise down to small residential heat pump and air conditioner noise, problems and discomfort are almost always associated with the annoying situations that the noisy units create. To get right to the point, we have your solution: Acoustical Blankets Applicable in both indoor and outdoor situations, our AudioSeal® […] Read More »