Best Understanding of the Acoustic Problems of the House
Coexistence with the family in an apartment or between neighbors in a condominium or in a building with many apartments is not always roses and flowers, one of the causes of greatest disturbance are in fact the disturbing noises generated by the lives of the neighbors, whose footsteps, whose voices, whose chatter, whose music, radio or television reach us through the walls of the house, disturbing our rest. You will need the acoustic consultants to address the issues here.
The Apartment Soundproofing Solutions
Furthermore, the soundproofing of an apartment is often also necessary to protect the internal comfort not so much from the neighbors, but from the outside world, in the case of houses overlooking noisy streets, or where trams or trains rattle by, or in nightlife areas with loud noises until late at night, and in general in noisy situations that can lead to stress levels that often damage the quality of life itself; it is not for nothing that we also hear about “acoustic pollution”.
The solution to these problems is the correct acoustic insulation of the walls, ceiling and floor, for an acoustically perfectly insulated apartment that protects us from disturbing noises and at the same time protects our privacy.
- It is a long-lasting and “green” solution: choosing these minerals means opting for an eco-sustainable, recyclable and biodegradable solution in line with the principles of green building, not to mention that their cost is also competitive.
- The glass wool is obtained from the glass during processing is bound to the sand, from here then the fibers are formed. The product then undergoes subsequent processing at high temperature and with the last overheating process, it acquires the properties of resistance and stability, which make it an excellent acoustic as well as thermal insulator. Glass wool is found both in rolls and in panels.
- The mineral fiber mats, however, are a very interesting solution for the floors, as they have anti-vibration ability and a high compressive strength. In general, however, all mineral materials are very durable and resistant, even to mold and mildew.
Natural and vegetable materials: acoustic insulation in cork and wood fiber
The cork is a completely natural material, recyclable, lightweight and compact, with good acoustic and thermal insulation properties. Despite its naturalness, cork is resistant to the formation of mold and humidity.
From the point of view of acoustic insulation, cork turns out to be a very performing material; its particular cell structure captures and absorbs the sound wave preventing it from spreading.
It is used to cover walls, but also for floor soundproofing systems that reduce footfall noise, thanks also to the possibility of laying thin layers. Furthermore, the particular structure of the cork also guarantees it the ability to absorb sound waves and improve acoustic comfort.
The wood fiber is composed of fibers deriving from the waste from wood processing and is completely recyclable and biodegradable. This material is generally used for perimeter walls, also due to its good thermal insulation capacity, or for impact sound insulation.