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Green Glue and Freezing
Acoustic Treatment
During the frigid winter months, we may hear from customers that their Green Glue product has frozen. Feezing can occur for many reasons, but the primary one is when the product is left outside, in a cold non-insulated environment, or during transport in the middle of winter. We advise customers not to panic as Saint Gobain altered the formula to compensate for this issue. Some key points to consider regarding the Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound, the freezing issue, [...]
Can Acoustic Tiles Solve Impact Noise?
Acoustic Ceilings
One of the more frequently asked questions we receive is "Does your Acoustic Tiles solve impact noise?". The short answer is: no. Let's look further into the reasons why that is the case. What is impact noise? Impact sound, (or impact noise), is a form of structure-borne sound that occurs when an object impacts on another, resulting in the generation and transmission of sound. The structural vibration caused by the impact results in the sound [...]
Acoustic Solutions for noisy restaurants
Noise Control
Restaurants provide us opportunities to dine out and enjoy fine cooking while spending time with friends and family. However, there are times when the atmosphere can be noisy. In this blog we discuss acoustic solutions for a noisy restaurant. If you are designing a restaurant space, it is essential to create the right atmosphere because noise can affect a guest’s overall experience. Without having a plan for restaurant acoustics, noise levels can make dining uncomfortable [...]
Acoustic Tricks of Movie Theaters
Noise Control
Have you ever wonder what acoustic tricks movie theaters employ to enhance the experience? We all love movies and enjoy the sights and sounds of Dolby 5-Channel or XD sound and a 4K visual experience. While recently enjoying a movie, it dawned on me that movie theaters apply some unique acoustic solutions to help enhance the viewing experience. You probably do not think much about it when you plop yourself down in those seats and [...]
Solutions for Noisy Home Gyms and Fitness Facilities
Noise Control
With it being the New Year fitness centers start to get incredibly busy, and home gyms are now getting built for everyone to lose that extra holiday weight. Whether you are looking to install a home gym or you are building a new public fitness center, there are a handful of design decisions to consider, ranging from what type of machines you need to lose the weight to what type of flooring you want to [...]
Strategies for Soundproofing Ceilings
Acoustic Ceilings
For those of us that rent we can admit that we can hear noise through the ceilings. Whether it’s the heavy walking from the neighbors above you or the action-packed movie blaring through the floor from below, unwanted noise can be uncomfortable and an irritant. The good news is there are simple solutions that can be done to solve this common issue. To conquer unwanted sounds like loud footsteps, dropped objects, music or the television, [...]
Acoustic Ceilings
A home theater, for many, is a sanctuary to escape from the stresses of everyday life and be transported into another world. The realism of the theater depends on both the acoustics and the lighting. Quality speakers properly placed with the correct wire and connections are important factors necessary for realistic sound. Lighting is also important where reflections are reduced to a minimum. Distracting lights and reflections can reduce the enjoyment of the home theater. [...]