How to Soundproof a Room

How to Soundproof a Room

In order for one to sound proof a room, one must first assess the room itself. In order to improve the sound proof-ness of the room, enhancements can be made to damper the sound. Things that should be assessed for is how much wall space there, the presence of any windows, as well as glass, and they type of flooring. One may start their planning by measuring the dimensions of the room. In the assessment of doors, one should determine whether or not there are any gaps between the edges of the door and the floor space. Any windows in the room should by fully closed. Carpet provides the greatest dampening of sound in terms of flooring. One may consider converting the floor to carpet or buying several area rugs to cover the surface of the floor. 

After assessing what supplies are necessary, making a list of all the supplies needed, and measuring the dimensions of the room, it is now time to head to the hardware store and purchase the supplies. By now, an inventory should have been made of how much is needed for different materials. A sample list of necessary supplies may include: foam padding, carpet, glue, and a rubber door seal. It is important to keep a receipt of the items purchased in the event that you need to exchange or return the purchased item. 

In the next phase of sound proofing the room, one will then install all the items purchased. Starting with the floor, a carpenter may need to be contracted if the floor is being replaced. If area rugs were purchased, ensure that all of the surface of the floor is completed covered. One additional tip is to place rubber carpet stoppers under the area rugs to prevent them from slipping and sliding out of place. This is actually the same tip howtosoundproof.org shared on one of their articles. Next, affix the rubber door seal. Make sure that the door does not disrupt the carpet when opening or closing the door. The door should remain closed to achieve the desired goal. The last step is to attach the foam padding. Some find it more manageable to cut the foam padding to into small squares and affixing them piece by piece on the barren wall. Once again, one must do their best to ensure every surface area of the wall is completed covered with the foam padding. With every surface and crevice of the room now covered, this room is now a well-equipped for sound proofing.