Author Topic: Partition for Den  (Read 3750 times)

axpm

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Partition for Den
« on: September 22, 2010, 11:16:45 PM »
Hello,

I have a den that's been converted to a bedroom. I purchased a hotel type of curtain from Soundproofing co about 5 years ago, which is being used now as a wall/door to the den. The space opening is 96"H x 80"W

The curtain does its job at blocking light very well, but does not do much to block sound. What can i do to improve the sound blocking characteristics of the curtain? Does anyone have experience lining curtains with the SSP mats?

BTW, i've looked into acoustical accordian door partitions but i got a quote of $2900, which is way more than what i want to pay for a partition.

thanks in advance

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Re: Partition for Den
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2010, 03:28:23 PM »
Yes you can line the curtain with our 1/8" or 1/4" SSP foam mat (vertically on the back of the curtain)
and the key will be the pleating, you want 50%. so for your 80" opening you will need 160" wide curtain.
Randy Sieg

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axpm

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Re: Partition for Den
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2010, 09:37:53 PM »
Thanks Randy,

Are you saying to run the 48" side vertically or horizontally?

I've also conisdered getting the MLV and applying that to the curtain. What are the differences between the MLV product and SSP Mats and how do they compare in STC ratings?

thx

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Re: Partition for Den
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2010, 10:36:57 PM »
48" vertically so your seams are vertical....
MLV has STC 26 ...our foam mat STC 25 and its light weight.
Stick with the foam mat
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axpm

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Re: Partition for Den
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2010, 12:13:51 AM »
Good 'nough...before i purchase though is there a big acoustical difference between the 1/8" and 1/4" SSP mats? Do you have individual STC ratings for each thickness?

Also, will the PSA version adhere to curtain lining fabric well or should i apply with a different method for best results?

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Re: Partition for Den
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2010, 07:10:56 PM »
Thicker is always better more mass...as far as the PSA we do not use the PSA in our theater curtains.
The pleat is the most important part 50% or greater.
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Re: Partition for Den
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2010, 09:14:32 PM »
So does the PSA not hold to fabric material? Should i sew the mats into the curtain instead? or staple?

I do not see any instructions on the website, so i need more specifics on how to apply the mat to the curtain.

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Re: Partition for Den
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2010, 04:34:59 PM »
sew the mat between 2 layer of vinyl..or to fabric.
We do not provide instructions for this, our theater curtains are out sourced when purchased.

give me a call and we can discuss how they are made.

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Randy Sieg

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888-942-7723
Ph. 760-752-3030
Fax.760-752-3040