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Acoustic Plasterboard vs Normal Plasterboard for Noise Reduction

Acoustic Plasterboard v.s. Normal Plasterboard

Acoustics and insulation have always been frenemies. That’s why people came up with numerous solutions how to keep them in balance. Particularly when there are factors we cannot influence.

Many different materials and their combinations have been used to reach the perfection in terms of sound. After all, that’s one of the reasons my blog exists, to help all those dealing with wanted and unwanted sounds all around.

Plasterboard is becoming more and more popular, especially among DIY-ers. It replaced plaster or a combination of lath and plaster which were used to cover ceilings and stud partitioning. Plasterboard also serves as a wall lining and one can attach it very simply.

It turned out as a rather useful component for soundproofing, which is why I shall introduce you to plasterboard, its types, and uses.

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How to Soundproof a Home Office: 10 Ways that Work!

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Working from home can be great. You get to be your own boss and determine how long you actually work.

However, any noise, however little, can be quite distracting. For you to get work done, your home office should be able to block out as much noise as possible.

When I quit my job to work from home a few years ago, the biggest challenge I faced was all the noise in the house. The kids were a ruckus and that meant I couldn’t get much done from my home office.

It was then that I decided to soundproof my home office. I took a couple of the steps I have highlighted in this article and of course, the outcome was amazing. I have added a few other steps you can take should the ones I took not work for you.

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How to Fix Squeaky Hardwood Floors (From Above & Below)

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If you live in an older house, you’ll probably come across the problem of a squeaky floor.

Sure, vintage houses are unique and, in a way, charming, but problems like this make it difficult to enjoy the time you spend in them. You don’t want to feel like you’re living in a haunted house.

My friend used to put up with her squeaky floors for years just because she had no idea that it’s incredibly easy to solve this and that she can do it all on her own. She thought that she would need to hire a professional and spend tons of money just because she was not well informed.

Luckily, I am here to show you how to fix your squeaky hardwood floor and let you know that it’s rather easy. In fact, there is a number of different ways to fix your floors and you don’t even have to be a professional to do it.

You won’t need to spend a lot of money and time – the entire fixing process usually doesn’t last longer than ten minutes.

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Train Noise Reduction: 4 Ways to Block Railway Noise at Home

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You finally managed to find that house or apartment you were looking for, being perfect in any sense.

You and your family moved in and everything was just as you imagined. But then it happened – the truth hit you.

Although you had been informed about a train noise, you took it for granted, assuming that it wouldn’t be that much of a problem. Yes, you have a great home now, and yes, the horns and whistles of a train are unbearable.

Although the noise pollution can be a more significant trouble in an urban area, it is always a problem how to deal with the train noise at home when you live near a railroad track, whether in a suburban area or a center of a city.

Noises such as train horn and whistle, although sounded with purpose, could be reduced by certain soundproofing methods to achieve both short-term and permanent solution.

Those who are looking for a noise reduction solution should be aware that it might be needed to employ more than one method if the disquieting noise is immensely loud.

Having in mind all these facts and inconveniences, should you consider selling your dream house and giving up on your home? But why would you do that when you could use some of the following soundproofing solutions and still enjoy your home?

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How To Soundproof a Bathroom in 6 Simple Steps

how to soundproof a bathroom

There are a couple of reasons why you would want to soundproof the bathroom. For one, the flushing and showering can be really distracting to your guests especially if you have the bathroom right next to the living room or dining area.

Unfortunately, modern construction does not really take care of the issue of soundproofing. You can, however, come up with a couple of ways to ensure that the sound in your bathroom does not come out.

Of course, the soundproofing tips can range from really cheap ones to some that are a bit more expensive. Ultimately, you will have to decide on what works best for you.

Here are a couple of things that you can do to soundproof your bathroom.

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Pool Pump Noise Reduction: How to Quiet a Noisy Pool Pump

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Do you like enjoying a swim on these hot, hot days? But is your noisy pool pump making humming noises and ruining your relaxation and pleasure?

Is there a way to stop this ruckus from ruining your nice afternoon swim? Or is your pool pump that loud that it is ruining not only your afternoon relaxation swimming but your naps as well?

And be sure that you are not the only one that is disturbed by the sound of it. Your neighbors can’t wait for the summer to be over, and for their peace to be restored.

That is not a solution, though. The next summer will come, and why else do you have a pool in your backyard, if not to use it to the fullest.

If this problem is familiar to you, then I just might have a few tricks in my sleeve.

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PS4 Fan Loud: Guide to Making the Noise Disappear

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Have you ever had a strange feeling that your brand new PS4 sounds as if it’s about to take off? Is your ps4 making loud fan noise? Well, you’re not alone, because that’s what many players noticed.

You will agree it’s a kind of party pooper when you are in the middle of an exciting session. So, let us see what are the most common reasons why this happens and the most important of all, how to fix this issue.

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How to Soundproof a Room with Blankets: 7 Best Ways!

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It may sound confusing, right? How can you soundproof something with blankets? Well, there is a way. Especially if those blankets are soundproof.

Whether you are short with money, or you want the effortless solution, these blankets are a good choice. Of course, if you really want to soundproof something 100%, then you would need to spend a lot of money.

If that’s not the case, and you don’t have that much loud noise that can be easily insulated, you can go with soundproofing blankets. With these blankets you will easily block up to 30% noise.

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9 Cheapest Ways to Soundproof a Basement Ceiling

Cost to Soundproof a Ceiling

You are probably wondering whether you really need to soundproof the basement. Well, yes! You actually need to.

For most people, the basement may not be a special room. But there are quite a number of unique ways in which you can use your basement for.

You can turn it into a home office, or even just a chill crib. You can also decide to turn it into the kid’s study room or if you are a bookworm like I am, make it your library!

However you decide to use the basement, it may be just as necessary to make it soundproof as any other room.

Of course, I wasn’t about to spend a lot of money soundproofing the basement since I was only going to be in there for a couple of hours.

The best news about it is that soundproofing your basement does not have to cost you a fortune. With a couple of dollars and a bit of energy, you can turn your basement into a quiet and peaceful haven. Here’s how to do it.

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6 Simple Ways to Soundproof Attic Floor

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Even though it sounds hard and difficult to achieve, you can soundproof your attic floor in a few simple steps.

Attic can be a great place to quietly work at home, or study. However, the attic floor is sometimes not that well-built. It releases a lot of the noise and prevents you from doing your job.

Soundproofing an attic floor might look like the devil’s work, but really isn’t. It is similar to any other floor soundproofing.

Also, it depends on which noise you intend to prevent. If airborne noise is in the matter, then you can solve your problem by adding some density to your floor. Otherwise, if the impact noise is a problem, it will require an additional effort to block these vibrations.

No matter what your problem is, you will be able to find the solution in this short article. So, let’s offer some.

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