The NRC is an abbreviation you would most definitely come across when delving into the soundproofing of your office or living premises. It contributes to the overall agreeability and sound quality in a room.
Hopefully, this text will help you determine your NRC needs.
Note: It is important to say that NRC does not determine how much of the sounds will transfer to another room.
It is not the measurement of sound blocking, but rather a measurement that improves intelligibility in the room by reducing reverberation ad reflection.Continue reading
You find yourself all tucked up in the bed, eager to travel to the dreamland as soon as possible, but that nerve-wracking music from your neighbor’s flat just won’t stop, will it ever?
You try counting sheep so to relax, put the pillow over your head, but somehow you have the feeling that it’s getting louder and louder, don’t you?
It’s 11:30 pm, so what should you do? Ignore? Walk away and tell the neighbor to turn it down? Call the police?
Noise is an inevitable part of our lives, that’s for sure but pollution caused this way is getting more and more disturbing. So, let’s explore a bit and see what the law says – is it Illegal to play loud music after 11 pm?Continue reading
You probably know how annoying squeaking noise from furniture can be, whether it is from your old bed, door or even a chair.
This can have quite a negative effect on your ability to concentrate, especially if it is your office chair that is making the squeaking noise.
But there is no need to worry about it because there is always a way to fix every problem if you know what to do.
That’s why today I will help you to find the cause of chair squeaking noise and how to figure out the way to fix it, without too much trouble.
So, if you want to know more, stick with me and we’ll figure it out together. Without any further due, let’s begin!Continue reading
You’ve probably came across the term “acoustic flooring” when planning your construction projects and wondered what it means.
In this blog post, we look at acoustic flooring in detail and give you tips on how to use this technology for your next remodeling task.Continue reading
Acoustic ceiling clouds are designed to reduce reflective sound effectively within a large and open environment.
They also delineate the space and offer a more appealing look.
This is because they are extremely stylish and have soft lined shapes that are suspended horizontally from the ceilings, and give the area an acoustical appearance.
Acoustic cloud ceilings give a modern appearance to an old building and the also reduce the reverberated noise from the building.
They can be used in residential areas as well, if you happen to have noisy neighbors.Continue reading
Acoustic ceiling is the formal name for what is commonly known as a popcorn ceiling. These are ceiling tiles that have a paint-on or spray-on treatment that makes them extremely elegant.
They can be used in the living room, bedrooms and hallways, because of their bright and whitish appearance which has the ability to hide imperfections. Their finishing is also very smooth and has higher durability, plus they are easy to clean.
They are largely being used in construction today, due to their aesthetic purposes, and also the advances in technology has caused them to offer a wide variety of benefits such as improving the acoustics in the room and reducing the noise levels.Continue reading
We all know how annoying the noise from the outside can be, either because of a lot of traffic or a busy neighborhood.
One of the most important things to do in order to avoid that is to properly set up your doors and windows, as well as having some sound isolation in the walls.
Today I’ll talk about how you can fix the noise issue by fixing the gaps that exist on your garage door, which can be achieved in different ways.Continue reading
One of the most irritating sounds in the world has to be the sound of a loud doorknob.
Well, it’s not the sound itself that makes us so bothered, it has more to do with the fact that this sound is always heard when it’s absolutely not needed.
Whether you’re going to the bathroom in the middle of the night, being extra quiet as to not wake the baby up, or if you’re just trying to concentrate on a task at hand, the sound of a loud doorknob can really ruin everything.
Luckily, we have some easy tricks that you can do yourself, depending on whether you have a squeaky doorknob or just a loud one!Continue reading
Sometimes you just wish that upstairs neighbor of yours isn’t so darn loud!
As if a stampede of elephants has just run through the house! Even the TV sounds as if it’s right there in your room, and you don’t even have one. For all those of you who got seriously tired of all the echoes and loud sounds, I have prepared this guide on best soundproof flooring materials.Continue reading
If you are a light sleeper like me, then you probably understand how annoying even the smallest sound can be when you are trying to get some sleep.
This only gets worse if you have noisy neighbors who do not understand how much sleep is important.
I first came across a white noise machine when I was shopping for my baby’s nursery. The walls of the house that I was living in at the time were so thin and even the smallest sounds got to the nursery and woke him up.
When I got a white noise machine, I had a solution for a couple of weeks before the thing broke down and stopped working altogether. I was frustrated because I had spent quite a considerable amount of money on the machine.
I was not too quick to replace the white noise machine. However, after a few frustrated weeks of having to wake up in the middle of the night to the baby’s wailing, it was clear that I needed a solution.
When a friend suggested a white noise fan, I was a bit skeptical. I was not sure how the fans would work in the same way as the machine. I gave it a try though, seeing as it was a bit cheaper than the white noise machines.
I absolutely loved it! I ended up using white noise fans for quite some time and still do, even to date. If you are not sure whether or not a white noise fan will work for you, this article should help you make an informed decision.
Here’s what I have learned about white noise fans over the years.Continue reading