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Jon Bone

  • The Best Mechanical Room Soundproofing Strategies

    Mechanical Room Soundproofing and the Best Techniques and Products to Achieve it

    The desire for mechanical room soundproofing is one I often hear from customers. After all, the reason a mechanical room is its own room is because we want all of that heavy equipment and the noise it makes separated from the rest of the home or building. Even so, it can still be loud, even […] Read More »

  • Hotel room with bed and curtained window.

    Hotel Soundproofing 101: What You Need to Know

    I love staying in a hotel. The room is clean and the bed is made every day. It’s like heaven to me. There is one thing that can ruin this utopian experience for me, though – noise. Now, I can deal with traffic sounds, because I’m used to living in a city – but I […] Read More »

  • Decorative Acoustical Ceiling Tiles

    15 Decorative Acoustical Ceiling Panel & Tile Installations

    Acoustic ceiling tiles and panels are go-to products for reducing noise pollution and minimizing sound reflections. Ceilings are often the first place we start when developing a solution to address an acoustic issue. They’re instrumental in a wide range of industries, including restaurants, museums, classrooms, meeting rooms, and other sectors where sound and communication are […] Read More »

  • Mission Valley Aquatics improved the acoustics for their indoor pool with a combination of AlphaEnviro® PVC Acoustic Panels and Baffles.

    What are Sound Baffles?

    Introduction Large open spaces often suffer from poor sound quality. These areas can be noisy, difficult to concentrate in, or even create unsafe working conditions. Auditoriums, gymnasiums, open offices, restaurants, warehouses, and industrial facilities are just a few of the types of projects and places where this is common. By solving the issue of noise […] Read More »

  • Sonex® Clean Acoustic Ceiling Tiles fit into existing standard T-bar grid systems.

    What are Acoustic Ceiling Tiles?

    Introduction Acoustical treatment isn’t just for walls. Ceiling treatments are just as, and in some cases, more important for taming acoustical issues in a space. For instance, ceiling treatments can augment the quality of sound and the appearance of your facility. Acoustic Ceiling Tiles are an easy and effective way to reduce the echo in […] Read More »

  • Blocking Sound Icon

    How to Soundproof: Acoustic Foam Does Not Block Sound

    This title says it all, basically. I explain that acoustic foam does not block sound about 5 times a day to prospective customers wanting to know how to soundproof. The question invariably comes back, “Why not? What the heck is it used for?” It’s not that I’m trying to ruin anyone’s day here — I […] Read More »

  • AudioSeal® Sound Barrier packed on a pallet.

    How Is Mass Loaded Vinyl Used in Soundproofing?

    Introduction If you search ‘soundproofing’ in your preferred internet browser, you will likely run across a material called mass loaded vinyl (MLV), or several brand names for it. For instance, ours happens to be AudioSeal® Mass Loaded Vinyl (MLV) Soundproofing Barrier. Many of my prospective customers calling about mass loaded vinyl mention that they would like […] Read More »

  • The Green Glue Noiseproofing system is designed to work with damping compound, acoustical sealant, Whisper™ Clips and joist tape to provide a complete soundproofing solution.

    How to Soundproof (Sound Blocking)

    Foam Does not Stop Sound from Going Through Walls To tackle the topic of “how to soundproof”, I thought I should just go ahead and get that out of the way. It is used to stop echoes in a room. The reason you see it in soundproof recording studios is that they have already done […] Read More »