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Sound absorbing material for a small gym
« on: March 16, 2006, 02:35:46 PM »
I manage the facilities for a small private school. The area used for gym classes is made of brick walls and a concrete waffle slab ceiling.  The noise level is deafening. Currently there are 12 x 12 acoustic tiles glued in the individual waffle recesses. This doesn't help much. I have seen one building where the ceiling was sprayed with some type of foam material. Does anyone know of this material. Anything that we do, being a school, would need to meet fire codes. Thanks, Paul.


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Re: Sound absorbing material for a small gym
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2006, 11:54:26 PM »
Sound bouncing off rigid surfaces is referred to as reverberation.  The echo from the impact of each sound wave takes time to decay.  A common practice is to install sound absorbing material either on the walls or ceiling.

You have a choice of fabric covered panels with dense fiberglass, polyurethane baffles, or fabric-covered melamine foam panels.  Take a look at some of your options by clicking on the following link.