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Soundproof Flooring Materials: Which are the Best? (STC & IIC Compared)

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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.

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Hanging Acoustic Panels: What Are Your Options?

Corner Bass Traps: How to Mount Bass Traps

How many times have you been in a situation where you wanted to leave the theatre in the middle of a play just because you couldn’t hear and understand what the actors were saying?

Or, have you ever wanted to leave a romantic dinner with your darling just because you couldn’t exchange the glances and sweet words due to the unbearable noise from the other guests?

The noise is an extremely annoying factor anywhere it occurs, not to mention how unhealthy it is.

Luckily, there is a solution to this problem.

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How to Stop a Door From Slamming

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Are you getting tired of being woken up by the loud sudden bang of the closing door?

Or you are just annoyed when you are walking into a room and door behind you slam so hard they make you jump?

If you are like me, you are definitely not enjoying those moments, and you are looking for anything you can do so you can stop it.

As I have had the same problems with several doors in my apartment, I will offer you solutions I used to fix the problem, and never experienced the same situations in my apartment again.

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How to Stop a Bed from Squeaking

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As we all know sleeping is one of the crucial activities for our body, just like eating or drinking water is.

Living without it is not an option, as it affects our mental health, mood, endocrine, and other systems in our body, or better said our life overall.

Many of us don’t pay that much attention to it and go for days and weeks without sleeping enough, as many other activities take their toll on it.

Believe it or not, a person can survive without sleep for 11 days only and it does sound quite serious when you give it a thought.

This is why many people who suffer from chronic insomnia usually survive 1-2 years after the diagnosis and even less – 6-12 months after diagnosis of parasomnia, which prevents any real REM sleep.

It happens often that the lack of sleep can be caused by our loud neighbors, a change of bed and pillow, changing time zones, stress or many other factors, however, one thing that should never keep us awake is a squeaking bed.

If you are reading this you are probably looking for a solution, but don’t worry because there are many ways to take care of this annoying problem and enjoy your peaceful sleep.

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Pipe Soundproofing: How to Quiet Noisy Pipes

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Living in an old house with a bad piping system can really be something dreadful, for both you and your whole family.

If you ever had to hide from your family in the morning because of waking them up in the middle of a night just because you simply flushed, or if your children have ever asked you to postpone your shower because they have to study hard for an important exam and they wouldn’t want to be distracted by the wailing sound of the pipes, you are certainly aware of the importance of soundproofing them.

It sounds rather hard to insulate the noise coming from within the walls.

If you have been living with this problem for a longer time, I am sure that you are just like a bunny and that you easily get jumpy on even the smallest of sounds.

Noisy pipes can affect the overall quality of your life. You can’t concentrate, you can’t read or study and sleeping can also be hard if someone has to go to the loo.

The cause of wailing pipes can be quite complex, and I will be listing some soon enough, but all in all, I will be telling you more about how to find a solution to this unpleasant problem.

Now, let’s start with some of the reasons for noisy pipes and then proceed with the easy and cheap guide with instructions on how to soundproof loud piping in your home.

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How to Quiet a Loud Door Knob (And Fix Squeaky Ones)

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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!

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How to Seal a Garage Door from the Inside

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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.

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Soundproofing and Acoustic Treatment: What’s the Difference?

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Yeah, the world is a big noisy place, we know that, but what can one do about it? As a matter of fact, one gets the right picture of how many sounds are there only when one starts building a studio.

It’s a terrifying moment indeed because you realize that you are about to be in a real battle – human vs sound! But, the good news is that, with my useful tips, you can actually be a winner.

Here I shall tell you more about soundproofing and acoustic treatment in general. Are they the same thing? Which is the most successful way of dealing with various sounds from different sources? These are just some of the questions we shall try to answer.

The big question of acoustics is the one that troubles all musicians, and having a top-quality equipment is not always helpful, if the room properties themselves do not allow sound to be well distributed.

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How to Soundproof a Room for Music (Listening and Recording)

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Soundproofing a room can be a challenging job. Whether you are making your own mini-studio, or just blocking out the noise from your teenage kid, making of the soundproof room might take some time.

The biggest problem is when the age gap between your older one and the baby is 14-15 years. As you may know, 14-15 years is where everything starts being interesting.

You need to balance between your teenager’s revolt of listening to the music at high volume, and your baby’s peace.

Since I was in this position not that long ago, my husband and I decided not only to soundproof the nursery room but the room of our older kid as well.

In that way, both of our kids got their peace, whether is that listening to a really loud music or napping.

In this article, you can find some of the methods that I used to soundproof a room for the music, as well as some other methods that I also find useful for the purposes of soundproofing.

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