Author Topic: Cork?  (Read 5549 times)


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« on: January 17, 2006, 12:54:21 AM »
While searching for answers on sound proofing a condo wall I found this.  Anyone hear of using a cork wall for sound proofing?

Cork does not work for sound control, contrary to what you have read...

BJ Nash

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Re: Cork?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2006, 05:56:13 AM »
Yeah, cork won't do what you're wanting it to do.  Thick pieces can be used as a vibration damper (under machinery or appliances, for example) and stapling or gluing it to your walls will reduce echo and reverberation time within the room, but for blocking of direct transmission of sound, it's no good.  Ever looked at a piece of cork?  See all those holes and pits?  Not exactly conducive for stopping the passage of compressed air (which, in a way, is what airborne sound is....)