Author Topic: major help for sound proofing room  (Read 2208 times)


  • Guest
major help for sound proofing room
« on: December 19, 2014, 08:51:35 PM »
Hi everyone:

I will move into a new apartment shortly and I recently began working from home. Usually the outside noise doesn't bother me but lately 2 things have been happening. I've been getting many headaches indirectly because of this but especially I realized that for my particular work (online business from home) the outside noise (and I mean sometimes even coming from miles away) filters through my mic and other devices that may capture sound (including cellphone).

I want to create a room that reduces the outside noise to a minimum or have a sort of sound proof room in which i can work without outside interference. Then my questions are these.

I simply want to add something existing to whats already in this apartment. No rebuilding, no taking down walls to add/put extra materials. I just want to know what to and how to do with say, this studio proofing studio foam tiles (that I found online, or any others). If I have a room that I already envision as my working area, so if I put this tiles inside this office room, will I be blocking the outside noise or just not letting the noise from my room go outside the apartment ? Sorry if my questions seem too basic but I have no idea as I've never had these problems before.

Any advice as to how to keep outside noise to a minimum ? Or is it that my whole approach is mistaken ?

Thanks again for reading.

Randy S

  • Guest
Re: major help for sound proofing room
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2015, 06:14:07 PM »
your approach is incorrect, the foam tiles will only condition the room which you are in, They will not stop the sound coming through the wall.
For that you would have to at least double the wall weight or density to achieve a 5db reduction and if you want more than 5db reduction you would have to build the complex structure.

Feel free to contact me direct if you want to discuss the particulars.

Randy S.
760-752-3030 ext 3095