Soundproofing Solutions for Walls, Windows and Curtains

Best Wall Soundproofing Material

Do you live in a noisy neighbourhood? Your next-door neighbours making a racket? Or, you need your walls soundproofed for your music? All these scenarios, require some serious soundproofing.

Below we can examine the best wall soundproofing materials you can use to soundproof your walls and reduce the impact of noise.

Acoustic Soundproofing Sealants

Soundproofing sealants are used as adhesives with other soundproofing materials like acoustic foams and tiles. They double up as soundproofing materials, by covering spaces that might let in noise. Below are two best acoustic soundproof sealants you can use to soundproof your wall:

Everbuild Everflex AC50 Contract Acoustic Sealant and Adhesive

Everbuild Everflex AC50 Contract Acoustic Sealant and Adhesive,...
  • High strength, permanently flexible acoustic sealant and adhesive
  • When used as an adhesive the formula bonds plasterboard to plasterboard and...
  • When used as a sealant this formula remains permanently flexible whilst being...

Like other sealants, the AC50 sealant is a strong adhesive and can be used with other wall soundproofing materials. It can be used to bond wood, plasterboard, and other kinds of insulation boards. They can also be used over cracks and gaps.

Pros

  • It is a permanent adhesive. It will hold plasterboards, wood, and the likes, permanently. It will also hold acoustic foams and tiles permanently.
  • It is non-flammable. It is very fire resistant.
  • It can stick to moist surfaces. Water doesn’t affect its capability. It is also water-resistant. It can be used to cover moist cracks and gaps on walls.
  • Being water-resistant, it is also resistant to mildew. Once cured, the sealant can be painted over. Curing involves allowing the sealant to toughen. This might take some hours.

Cons

  • The size of the sealant tube is just 380ml. If you plan on doing a lot of work with it, then there are bigger sizes.

Pro-coustix ATA Acoustic Foam Spray Adhesive

Pro-coustix ATAC Acoustic Foam Spray adhesive
  • ATAC spray adhesive has been manufactured to high quality standards
  • does not distort or shrink the acoustic foam
  • will bond acoustic foam to wood, chipboard, plasterboard, metal and furniture.

Pro-coustix is a soundproofing sealant used specifically for acoustic foams. It can be used on polyether, polyester, and polyurethane acoustic foams. It has an adjustable spray head and will bond acoustic foams to almost anything – plasterboard, metal, wood, e.t.c.

Pros

  • It doesn’t have any side effects on the acoustic foams; it doesn’t distort it or cause it to shrink with time.
  • It will stick acoustic foams to almost any surface.

Cons

  • It’s more expensive when you compare the price to the AC50 sealant

    Acoustic Foams

Acoustic foams can be attached to walls, and even ceilings and they help muffle noise. They serve as a barrier to airborne sounds. Below are the three best acoustic foams you can use to soundproof your walls.

Soundproofing Fireproof Studio Foam Panels Wedge Tiles Ideal for Home and Studio Sound Insulation

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12 Pack Acoustic Foam Panels Soundproofing Studio Foam Wedge...
  • HIGH QUALITY Material Studio Foam. Maintain their sound proofing features. They...
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It consists of twelve tiles. Each tile covers an area of about 9 square metres. It has a total gross volume of about 27 metres cube. Because of their size, they are compressed on delivery and need about three days to decompress fully.

Pros

  • They can be used on walls, ceilings, doors, and floors.
  • They don’t need much care. You don’t need to clean them regularly. Occasional dust vacuuming and cleaning is sufficient to keep it in good condition.
  • They can be used at home, in recording studios, and in entertainment centres.
  • They are very good soundproofing materials.
  • As well as being soundproof, they are also fire retardant.
  • They are easy to install.

Cons

  • Like most acoustic foams, it isn’t colourful, and aesthetic.

Pro-coustix Ultraflex Studio Pack One Acoustic Treatment Kit

Pro-coustix ultraflex studio pack consists of acoustic foam and four bass traps. It’s a complete set, especially for music studios. The bass traps are designed to dampen low-frequency sounds.

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  • high performance bass traps
  • Unique profile for Deep Bass Control
  • Contemporary Wedge Tiles

Coupled with acoustic foams, they make quite a good soundproofing team.

You could use the pro-coustix ATA Acoustic Foam spray adhesive in the acoustic soundproof sealants section to mount the acoustic foam and bass traps.

Pros

  • They are easy to install. Installation doesn’t require complex procedures.
  • They come with bass traps; hence, they have a higher soundproofing quality.
  • They are used mostly in musical studios. This is because they offer better soundproofing, which is a prerequisite for musical studios.

Cons

  • They aren’t as cheap as 12 Pack Acoustic Foam Panels. This is because they come with bass traps, and are mostly for use in musical studios.

A2S Protection Soundproofing Studio Acoustic Foam Wedge Tiles Fireproof – Ideal for Home and Studio Sound Insulation

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A2S Protection 24 Pack Acoustic Foam Panels 2" X 12" X 12"...
  • HIGH QUALITY Material Studio Foam. Maintain their sound proofing features. They...
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  • The A2S PROTECTION 6-pack acoustic foam sound wall panels cover 6 square feet...

They can be used to soundproof walls, floors, and ceilings, and covers an area of about 6 square metres. They can be used in homes, vocal booths, and recording studios. Like the 12 Pack Acoustic Foam Panels, they also come compressed and require about three days to fully decompress.

Pros

  • They don’t require much care, like the 12 Pack Acoustic Foam Panels. Occasional cleaning is enough to keep them in good shape.
  • They are fire retardant.
  • They can be used in voice booths, recording studios, and at home.
  • They are easy to install.

Cons

  • They are for indoor use only and should not be used outdoors.
  • They are expensive, compared to 12 Pack Acoustic Foam Panels, and Pro-coustix Ultraflex Studio Pack.

Other Wall soundproofing materials

This part consists of alternative soundproofing materials, apart from acoustic foams, and acoustic soundproofing sealants.

20m Acoustic Soundproofing Best Quality Resilient Tape

20m Acoustic Sound proofing Best Quality Resilient Tape 50mm...
  • SUPER Easy to Apply
  • Reduces Vibration
  • Reduces Noise Transfer

Acoustic resilient tapes are used to reduce sound transfer. Also known as isolation tapes, they are used on joists to reduce soundproofing. They can also be used as a soundproofing adhesive for acoustic plasterboards.

Pros

  • The tape is easy to use.
  • It is great for preventing the effects of flanking noise.
  • They can also be used to isolate joists and stud work from floorboards.

Cons

  • They need to be used in conjunction with another soundproofing material, like acoustic floorboards.

Self-Adhesive Wall Environmental Protection Sound Insulation Cotton

Self-Adhesive Wall Environmental Protection Sound Insulation...
  • ▲ ▲Pricing unit: Pricing per square meter.
  • ▲ ▲ Applicable scenes: bedroom, living room, music classroom, recording...
  • ▲ ▲ Features: sound insulation, sound insulation effect, waterproof,...

They are made of cotton and can be used in musical rooms, home theatres, instrument rooms, and the like. They are good soundproofing materials and are very durable. They are 3cm thick and have an off-whitish colour.

Pros

  • The sound insulation cotton is are waterproof and fire retardant.
  • An average DIY-er will find it easy to install.
  • They are flexible and durable.
  • Being waterproof, they are also resistant to mildew.

Cons

  • Due to its colour, it can get dirty more easily, compared to acoustic foams, and will require more cleaning.

So, we’ve considered some of the best wall soundproofing materials you can use to soundproof your walls. Pick any of your choices, depending on your need, and their cost.