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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Best Dishwasher Insulation Blanket 2020: Reviews and Buying Guide

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While it is common for dishwashers to make some noise when in use, we can all agree that they can be quite a bother when you are trying to hold a conversation or get some work done.

Thanks to advanced technology, dishwashers are becoming less noisy. However, if you have an older model or if yours makes more noise than you would prefer, you may want to get a dishwasher insulation blanket.

An insulation blanket for your dishwasher is simply a material with great sound dampening properties. Often, these blankets are versatile and can be used on other home appliances beside the dishwasher. For this reason, they are often heat resistant as well.

So, why do you need a dishwasher insulation blanket and what should you consider before getting one? Have a look below.

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Best White Noise Fans 2020: Reviews and Buying Guide

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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.

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Acoustical Sealant: Your Soundproofing Caulk Guide

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If you are reading this, you must have found yourself in a situation where you are exposed to a huge noise that has been affecting your sleep, work and most importantly – your inner peace. That’s why you’ve decided to dare yourself on a quest and find the best possible solution to soundproof your home or office.

By now, you should have already located the source of the noise pollution and designed the whole soundproofing project (from the problem to the solution) and probably you have an idea where to find all the materials you need.

There’s just one question that’s been bothering you – what’s the best sealant you can find on the market? You want something that will be firm enough and that will ensure that all of your soundproofing materials stay in place and do their job flawlessly.

That’s why we will get familiar with the Acoustical Sealant and its characteristics that qualify it as the best.

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Best Quiet Treadmills 2020: Reviews and Buying Guide

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Having a treadmill at home is a great way of getting your cardio done. However, most of the treadmills could be quite noisy.

Noisy treadmills can also be annoying and curb you from keeping up with your fitness goals. You might also end up disturbing others while exercising.

Thus, it is important to get a treadmill that is quiet so that you can peacefully do your workout.

The following information will help you find the perfect quiet treadmill for your gym. You can compare the features, know about the products and decide upon the option that will be best suited.

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Quietest Over the Range Microwave Ovens 2020: Reviews and Buying Guide

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Almost every household has a microwave. It has got to be one of the most convenient inventions in the modern-day world. Most people simply cannot live without it in their kitchens. You need it for a wide variety of functions.

These functions include; heating up food, baking small cakes, cooking light dishes, defrosting meat, boiling water, etc. I cannot possibly exhaust the uses of a microwave.

Now, an over the range microwave oven is simply a microwave that comes with a range hood. It is a 2-in-1 unit that is designed for installation over your countertop and therefore, included in the packaging is some mounting hardware for a quick and easy installation.

If you are like me, and you love your kitchen counters bare, then you will love these range of microwave ovens. I absolutely love getting into my kitchen and looking at all the beautiful melamine with no appliances placed on top.

So, having identified how useful a microwave oven is, and how important it is in a household, I must mention the greatest challenge: Noise. I absolutely hate the noise that is made by most microwaves, especially when I am trying to get my beauty sleep and someone is in the kitchen heating up something or cooking.

In this regard, I have decided to review only the best and quietest over the range microwaves in the market.

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How to Fix a Squeaky Alternator Bearing

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All car owners know how important taking care of your car is. A car can be quite a sensitive machine, and however robust it may seem, an apparently minor issue can cause a major setback.

That’s why it’s important to regularly have your car checked, but you don’t need to see your mechanic for every single thing. Some issues you can fix on your own, especially if you have the proper tools.

In this text, we’ll talk about alternators and the issue of the squeaky bearing. It often happens that whenever your car makes weird sounds something is amiss, and the issue must be addressed as soon as possible.

Let’s see what the fuss is about, shall we?

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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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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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Best Quiet Garage Door Opener 2020: Reviews and Buying Guide

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“The quest for a silent home begins from its garage.”

Mock me all you want for this made-up quote but it’s true. A noisy garage can make or break the peace and quiet of our houses. I’ve seen people complain about a loud garage door in the middle of the night. It’s bad for the picky neighbors as well.

The fault is with the old-fashioned garage openers that don’t have the means to suppress sound. It’s high time to look for newer options that kill the noise and work just as efficiently as their predecessors.

In this article, I’ll be directing you towards quiet garage door opener models. You’ll also find a nifty guide describing all the factors you need to know to replicate my research.

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