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Is Styrofoam A Good Insulator: A Comprehensive Guide

With applications in engineering, construction, transportation, and crafting, styrofoam is probably one of the most versatile materials on earth. But what exactly is styrofoam? How is it made? And is styrofoam a good insulator of heat? To summarise, Styrofoam is made up mostly of air, it is cheap and is very durable all of which […]

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How to Soundproof Bi-fold Doors: 6 Methods

Bi-fold doors are a great way of opening up a room in summer, however they are not great at keeping sound out. The best ways to help soundproof your bi-fold doors are to: Seal the Cracks Seal the Gaps Between the Door and Floor Use Soundproof Blankets Use Soundproof Curtains Apply Soundproofing Paint Replace the […]

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Soundproof Rugs: Do They Actually Work & Which Rugs Are Best?

Can a rug actually help to soundproof a room? The short answer is yes, rugs help dampen vibrations thus helping reduce sound transfer to some extent. We recommend getting something like this one: The best possible type of rug for sound dampening is a wool rug as the open fuzzy nature of the wool helps […]

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How To Soundproof an Apartment: 15 Methods

If you have ever lived in thin-walled property near some loud neighbors, you have probably wondered how to soundproof your apartment, and what needs to be done to make your thin apartment walls impenetrable.  Conversely, if you plan on buying a massive stereo system, throwing many parties, or picking up a new instrument, you might […]

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How To Soundproof A Nursery To Help Your Baby Sleep Better

If you’re expecting a baby then getting your nursery right is important. Planning soundproofing into your nursery is a great idea which will help minimise unnecessary sleep disturbances. Having a baby is expensive, especially if it is your first child as you can’t rely on hand me downs and have to buy expensive items like […]

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Soundproof Underlay & Acoustic Underlay For Floor Noise Reduction

Carpet underlay is an essential accessory to carpets. It is vital for protecting your carpet against wear and tear and thereby enhancing the life of the carpet. Underlay can be used to help improve sound absorption efficiency, helping to reduce noise levels in your home and stop your downstairs neighbours from hearing your every footstep. […]

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How To Soundproof A Room For Drums On A Budget

Drums are loud. So knowing how to soundproof a room for drums is vital to avoid causing problems for your neighbours and other people who share your home. A simple solution is to opt for an electronic drum set rather than acoustic drums as you can use these with headphones. Be aware that they will […]

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Soundproof Ceiling Tiles For Soundproofing & Sound Absorption

Most ceiling tiles do very little to soundproof a ceiling, however they do change the acoustics of a room which can give the impression that they work for soundproofing. What they are actually doing is absorbing sound, this reduces echo and reverberation but does nothing to stop noise leaving or entering via the ceiling. Ceiling […]

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Soundproofing Between Semi-Detached Houses To Silence Neighbour Noise

Soundproofing a semi-detached home is rarely as simple as just soundproofing your party walls. Semi-detached homes can share ceiling joists which sound can travel through, there may also be holes in the walls where the joists run which allows sound in. To properly soundproof between semi-detached homes a thorough and complete approach to soundproofing is […]

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Soundproof Acoustic Paint: Does it Actually Work?

The concept of soundproof paint is a brilliant one, soundproofing solutions don’t come much quicker and easier than a product you can paint on your wall. Simply open the tin, paint your wall and voila - soundproofing completed! Soundproof paint (also known as acoustic paint, insulated paint, sound deadening and sound dampening paint) is a […]

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