While some noise is just part of daily life, there are other times where quiet and privacy are preferred.
Research studies have documented the effect that noise can have on the physical and physiological health of human beings, often interrupting their productivity and disrupting their mood and focus.
While some buildings have exterior soundproofing material in place to help combat the effects of noise, other structures may not always be built to keep certain sound in its place.
Here are five types of buildings that often benefit from commercial soundproofing material.
While it is a good feeling to sit in a restaurant and have the buzz of people talking because it provides some atmosphere, other noises may not be as appreciated.
For example, a restaurant that has billed itself as romantic and has set the stage with mood lighting and private booths does not want to ruin the atmosphere with the sound of kitchen staff screaming orders or dropping dishes.
That’s why when a restaurant soundproofs its structure, all extraneous noise and vibration from the continual movement of staff can be removed from the environment to enhance diners’ experiences.
It already may be challenging to sleep at a hotel because it’s a different bed and set of pillows, but add noise from paper-thin walls or windows facing the nearby airport and it’s a recipe for rest disaster.
Whether traveling for business or pleasure, guests want quiet time to unwind and rest from their journey or activities.
Adding external soundproofing material to a hotel’s structure can reduce or stop sound from adjoining rooms and outside of the room. This is very important for airport hotels that are in the flight path of a non-stop barrage of jet planes.
When kids hear noise, their natural curiosity gets the best of them, and they want to find out what it is all about and whether they are missing something that could be fun or entertaining. However, the teacher may want them to focus on their lessons. Noise could also impact students’ ability to concentrate on a test they are taking.
Soundproofing schools can help minimize the distractions of playground sounds coming from outside a classroom window or from the band or choir practicing in a room next door to the school library or testing area.
Those working in high-rise office buildings need to be productive and focused, but, sometimes, lively meetings coming from conference rooms or open activity spaces can be distracting. Even external sounds from the cityscape also impact the level of quiet necessary to think and work.
Adding soundproofing materials to office buildings of all sizes and shapes can ensure greater quiet for staff and help maintain a productive environment.
While the music inside the studio makes for great “noise,” the vibration and sound that comes from it may not be pleasing to nearby businesses. Plus, outside noise could detract from any music that is being recorded.
That’s why using wall panels for soundproofing can be a useful way to keep sounds in and around music studios in their designated spot.
These structures all are in the middle of environments that produce a lot of sound – some good and some noisy – so it is a good idea to consider strategies for soundproofing to provide an environment that is more conducive and healthy for those who use them.