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Title: Sound absorbing material for a small gym
Post by: pgfmnz 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.
Title: Re: Sound absorbing material for a small gym
Post by: agtrojan 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.



http://www.soundproofing.org/sales/flameresistant.htm