sound blocking vs sound absorption

Sound blocking vs sound absorption

What is sound blocking?

Sound blocking is also referred to as soundproofing. This is when materials are constructed or applied to a wall or ceiling to prevent the transfer of sound to another space.

What is sound absorption?

This is also referred to as sound dampening, reducing the noise and echo generated in a space.

Will acoustic panels help with sound blocking?

Unfortunately acoustic panels will not stop sound travelling to another space. .

What material will stop sound travelling to another space?

Basically any dense material with a high STC value will stop or impede noise travelling to another space. Examples of materials are concrete, barium loaded vinyl.

What are some options?

Read more about wall soundproofing to understand what is involved in reducing or eliminating sound transfer.

Follow these instructions to soundproof a wall.

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