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Apartment living has many advantages, but being close to neighbours can increase noise pollution.

Fortunately, soundproofing is an option regardless of where you reside or the type of space you have. While this can evoke thoughts of home renovations and emptying bank accounts, there are many other ways to reduce noise without blowing your money or completely redoing your house. Here, we’ll go over the many strategies for soundproofing your apartment.

Sound Panels

Flat, thick, or soft objects are typically better at absorbing sound as it moves through the room when it comes to soundproofing. Harder or more hollow objects allow sound waves to bounce off of them or reflect across the space, enhancing the sound. You can buy acoustic panels as boards or fabrics to hang on walls. While most types are made to prevent noise from reflecting off hard surfaces, others are excellent at preventing noise from entering through a door or window.

Make Your Door Weatherproof

Your front door likely has significant air gaps if you can hear every discussion taking place in the building hallway from the comfort of your sofa. Stopping the sound from entering by plugging these leaks will stop the chatter. In addition, since sound travels through the air, it will pass through any opening through which you can see the light. Add a door sweep if your apartment door has a sizeable gap underneath it. Use a commercial-grade sweep sealed against the threshold by a thick rubber strip. Along with the noise, this will also aid in blocking out dust, insects, and draughts. Foam weatherstripping should be used to seal the sides and top of the door if the rest of it does not close snugly against the door jambs.

Soundproof Your Door

Standard interior doors contain significant gaps above, below, and around the door frames, are hollow, and can allow sound to enter. On the other hand, soundproof doors are a fantastic noise reduction solution that could enhance your apartment. The air quality, humidity, and comfort in your soundproofed room can all be improved by soundproofing your door. Insulating the door helps keep pollutants and moisture, keeping the space comfortable for use as a workspace or living space.

Reduce Reflected Noise

Hard surfaces like walls, floors, and ceilings reflect sound, raising the volume of noise inside a space. So cover bare walls and ceilings with sound-absorbing panels to lessen sound reflection so noises like conversations, dogs, or even the racket produced by a running vacuum cleaner won’t be reflected. In addition, the walls and ceiling are covered in rubber cloth mats, which absorb noise from the neighbouring apartments and soften unpleasant noise inside the apartment.

Floor Soundproofing

Consider utilising an acoustic underlay if you don’t like carpeting or area rugs. Under numerous base flooring types, acoustic underlay insulates against airborne and impact sounds. Acoustic underlay will give the floor more density and work as an excellent sound absorber. So, it can help to lessen the transmission of unwelcome noise quickly. Try putting a soundproofing mat underneath the acoustic underlay to increase soundproofing effectiveness. This mat is similar to the type you would use to place under an area rug.

Soundproofing Your Apartment

Apartment living can be wonderful, but it can also be annoying if the unit below you is constantly making noise or if the noise you are making is carried up through the floors and into the apartment below you. Any of the methods mentioned can be used to soundproof your apartment and produce a quieter, more peaceful environment. Contact us immediately if you wish to seek guidance from a helpful team member; we’d be happy to assist.