Author Topic: Gym noise  (Read 3112 times)

Joh Goodin

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Gym noise
« on: July 15, 2003, 08:45:36 PM »
Hello,

I run a gym and the there is allot of echoing.  It doesn't take many people talking to get the room pretty noisey.

What can I do to reduce some of the noise?

John Goodin

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Re: Gym noise
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2003, 08:47:51 PM »
Oops,

Forgot to mention room dimensions.  36 wide by 30 long with 20 foot ceilings.

Thanks in advance for any ideas.

Boborther

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Re: Gym noise
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2003, 10:34:29 PM »
John,

As a general rule, you'll need to cover at least 40% of the gym floor, ceiling and walls with absorbent materials. Things like banners, acoustical baffle panels, murals, and tapistries etc. will help,
Also, materials such as the SSP Weggies and  SSP Pyramids which are a high quality open cell foam panels would be beneficial. These foam panels are excellent sound absorbers, and are easy to install with  general purpose glue, or even strips of velcro to where they can be moved or repositioned for optimum sound absorbtion. These  Weggies and Pyramids can be checker boarded on both the walls and ceiling areas of the gym (it is not necessary to cover 100% of the areas with the foam panels).
Rubber mats should help on the floors, or an even better solution for your floors would be the SSP Silencer floormat or flooring. These materials would minimize the echo or reverberative sounds which would reflect off the hardwood floors of the gym.
There are other methods, but these are the ones that come to mind.
Thanks for the post John. Hope this has answered your questions!

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