Sleep poorly and discomfort? Have you become annoyed for any reason? The best materials for sound insulation for an apartment will help you cope with your problems and create conditions for a good rest.
In the article, get acquainted with the rating of high-quality and most purchased materials for noise insulation of walls and ceilings of an apartment, a description of the advantages and disadvantages, recommendations for their choice.
The reasons for poor sound insulation are:
Any owner of an apartment or house makes every effort to solve the inconvenience of life and to protect themselves from unnecessary noise. Sound insulation is required to create a comfortable living environment, both in your home and to avoid conflicts. Children's active games, home theater, musical instruments - a partial listing of objects and related activities for scandals.
To determine the choice of raw materials, you need to establish the type of noise.
Attention! The noise from the motorway reaches 70 dB.
Soundproofing materials absorb sounds from the outside or prevent them from spreading out of the apartment. It is required to find a suitable material for the interior of the room.
What to look for when choosing a sound-absorbing material for your home?
When conducting work on noise insulation, one should take into account:
For small rooms - a children's room or a bedroom - a plasterboard sheet is suitable, which will not reduce the usable area. In spacious rooms, sound-absorbing multi-layer structures are installed in a special frame, taking up a lot of space. Styrene, mineral wool or craft cardboard.
Materials suitable for the bedroom should not be used in a kitchen that is prone to high humidity and temperature fluctuations. Select resistant insulating materials.
Its use in cast-in-place concrete houses differs from frame buildings. The quality of sound insulators depends on the price.
It is required not only to correctly combine sound insulators and sound insulating materials, but also to take into account their quality properties. The purpose of the texture is interior decoration of premises, therefore, substances harmful to health are excluded from the composition: bitumen and lead, mercury and formaldehydes, volatile resins, EPDM compounds and volatile resins.
Integrity and solidity are required in structures. Therefore, all unnecessary holes and holes are eliminated. Unsealed connections, bare air pipes, risers and sockets reduce noise insulation. Sealing joints with soft mastic or sealant.
In order to achieve an effective result, competent mounting is required. Skilled workers in sound insulation, repair and decoration will come to the rescue. It is important that sound insulation based on design ideas matches the interior inside the apartment or house and does not interfere with the engineering communications.
Soundproofing materials are chosen not only for the price, but also, focusing on the distinctive features of the structure, installation. A rich assortment of goods is presented on the construction market. The products of domestic and foreign manufacturers are especially popular:
Are in demand among consumers:
Soundline-DB panels are a 3-layer triplex, which is ideal for cladding framed partitions, cladding and false ceilings. A specialized elastic sealant between layers of gypsum fiber sheet (GVLVU) can significantly increase the sound insulation effect in the operating frequency range compared to a conventional GVL sheet. At the same time, Soundline-DB is a moisture resistant and nonflammable material, it has an environmentally friendly composition.
Dimensions 1200 x 1200 x 16.5 mm.
Price - RUB 1013.89 per sq. m
Blocks out 95% of noise, especially impact type. It is recommended to cover walls without leaving gaps or gaps. The main thing is that the dimensions of the room allow the installation work.
Price - 773 rubles per package.
A novelty among building materials.
Price - 360 rubles per package (2m2).
Three-layer noise isolator. The inside is a fiberglass canvas, the outer cover is made of propylene. It is characterized by dense stitching of layers.
Price for 1 roll (15 m2) - from 2 800 rubles to 4 800 rubles, depending on the brand.
The advantages of using this material and the features of its use are in the video:
Good noise isolator. The grooves provide a high degree of adhesion and tightness of adhesion to the surfaces.
The price of polyurethane foam sandwich panels is from 1,138 rubles per m2.
Natural raw materials. The fiber is made of wood. Dimensions 2.7 × 1. 2 m speed up the mounting process. One side without roughness, completely workable. The texture is able to make the walls even.
Price - 630 rubles per sheet (3.24 m2).
More information about the characteristics of the material - in the video:
A variation of kraft paperboard incorporating waxed paper and wood fibers. Excellent resistance to noise, reaching 23dB. The small thickness (1.2 cm) leaves the useful meters of the apartment almost unchanged. Gluing panels to the wall surface.
Price - from 25 rubles per kilogram.
Acoustic, sound-absorbing volcanic basalt slabs designed for soundproofing high-demand environments such as cinemas, theaters, recording studios.
EKOplitaPRO has a high sound absorption coefficient αW at all frequencies (including low ones), due to which it surpasses similar slabs in noise insulation.
It is the newest soundproofing material, produced in the form of a roll of 1.4x5 m. Its thickness is only 12 mm, while it is able to provide a high level of protection against impact and airborne noise. A specially laid aluminosilicate fiber ensures such high performance. A significant property of this material is its complete incombustibility, which is confirmed by the corresponding certificate.
Cost - 1090 rubles per 1 sq. M.
You can see how the material is being edited in the video:
A system without a frame for walls and ceilings, which includes a sandwich panel. Attaches to the wall.Models differ in layers: dense, light.
Video about ZIPS panels:
The average price per panel is 1,062 rubles.
New popular soundproofing material. Consists of felt and polymer coating. It looks like rubber. Application: floor, ceiling, walls.
Price - 1320 rubles per meter.
Soundline-PGP Super panels are used for sound insulation of light single-layer partitions made of plaster or aerated concrete, as well as inter-apartment walls and partitions. They are mounted on one side of the structure using universal self-tapping screws, the attachment points are closed with ordinary putty. The installation process becomes significantly easier and cheaper while maintaining the effectiveness of the soundproofing properties of the panels.
The size of the panel without the area of the ridges is 1200x600x23 mm.
Price - 942.30 rubles. per piece
The SHUMOPLAST mixture is intended for sound insulation of uneven floors, consists of granules of elastic vibration-insulating material. The SHUMOPLAST leveling coating does not require additional preparation for application to the overlap surface, the mixture is ready for use, it can be applied to uneven surfaces. Serves as a soundproofing pad under the leveling floor screed. The drying time of the mixture after application is within 24 hours.
Price - 307.70 rubles. per sq. m
Often it is not enough to stick the roll insulator. Wallpaper for cork or tiles will help to solve simple tasks. To soundproof the ceiling, you will have to sacrifice the height of the apartment. The most effective technique is building a ceiling structure.
Practical video tips for installing ceiling sound insulation with your own hands:
Before work, they inspect the wall and fill up cracks and cracks. The fastest and most convenient way is to grind with cement. Take out electrical outlets and check for voids.If necessary, lay in mineral wool, seal the hole with putty or cement before putting the socket back in place.
Noise-insulating material and installation methods are selected according to the price, efficiency and quality of sound insulators, as well as the footage of the "eaten" usable space.
Various textures are used for decorative soundproofing of walls. The construction services market provides a wide range of products. Are especially popular with consumers:
Video instructions for working with ZIPS panels for soundproofing walls:
Collect the frame. If the walls are thin, attach the profile to a rubber backing. Minvata or other material as a noise absorber is embedded in the prepared crate. The structure is covered with plasterboard sheets. Putty, finish.
If the surface is flawlessly even, the panel is installed directly on the wall. Fastening with a notch-ledge lock or with construction adhesive. The problem of leveling the wall covering is solved in two ways: by assembling the frame as in the case of mounting drywall or putty.
Panel assembly is fairly straightforward. No finishing required as surface coating is available. Various materials and colors: paper tapestries, fabric, wood or stone lamination.
They save money and time. Convenient to use. Adhesive is used for dense vinyl or non-woven wallpaper. The work is not very difficult, the result is good for an inexpensive material. Roll-up sound insulators cope with 60% of the noise.
As a rule, sheathing with two or three-layer sheets is used. Installation is carried out in various variations: plasterboard, plywood, magnesia glass or gypsum fiber sheet. A structure of 2 layers of gypsum plasterboard with a gypsum fiber sheet has not only massiveness, but also positive resonance properties. Vertical fastening of sheets with screws at a distance of 25 cm so that the layers are connected with a shift. The joint of the plates is sealed with a putty or silicone sealant.
More details about noise insulation of partitions - in the video:
ZIPS panels, in contrast to the metal frame, are attached directly to the wall. They represent a sandwich consisting of dense gypsum plasterboard sheets and a plastic sound absorber made of staple glass wool.
For the adhesion of the slabs, a tongue-and-groove joint is used, for strengthening - a vibration-proof assembly. Plus: the minimum "eatable" usable space. Minus: expensive.
Mineral wool insulation in the form of slabs or mats. They have enhanced elastic properties. The special production technology is reflected in the degree of sound absorption.
The product is an excellent sound insulator. It is used as a soundproofing texture for the devices of frame sheathing partitions.
Acoustic foam rubber creates sound comfort in music studios at home, apartments, private houses. Copes with strong echoes, slurred speech, musical accompaniment.
FLEXAKUSTIK soundproof boards from a domestic manufacturer - the Acoustic Group company - are in demand among musician consumers.
They are made of acoustic foam based on polyurethane foam. The thickness and various relief surfaces have a positive effect on the aesthetic appearance of the product, contribute to obtaining the desired sound effect.
The average price is 1460 rubles per m2.
Which company should you choose? Will the purchase affect the family's budget? Will it completely solve the noise insulation issues? Consumers are looking for answers to these questions before choosing a quality texture for a country house. It is impossible to answer unequivocally, since each material has its own quality characteristics, advantages and disadvantages, cost.
To avoid mistakes when choosing a product, one should take into account the suitability of the material for the set goal: absorption of airborne or impact noise. The first type corresponds to materials with a fibrous or granular base.
Soundproofing structures prevent extraneous noise from entering the apartment.
Take into account the size of the rooms. In a small room - ultra-fast noise propagation. Large-sized structures reduce the useful footage.
Top Selling Materials
Don't go out of style:
The production is based on quartz sand and a seven-layer cardboard profile. The thickness of the acoustic mat is 13 mm, the weight is up to 18 kg, the sound insulation index is 38 dB.
Price - from 450 to 1500 rubles.
The material is pressed plates, the composition is high-quality, which allows not only to isolate sounds, but also to have such properties as resistance to combustion, moisture resistance. Due to its low water absorption, it is suitable for rooms with high humidity. The base of the slab can be different - basalt or staple fiberglass.
Video on the benefits of soundproofing with these boards:
Price - from 780 rubles per package (2.4 m2).
So, the article presented a rating of the best materials for noise insulation for an apartment. The most popular soundproofing materials for walls and ceilings, their advantages and disadvantages are considered. Practical recommendations are given on what to look for and how to avoid mistakes when choosing a soundproofing texture.
The competent use of soundproof materials will make your home quiet, where it is very cozy, calm and comfortable.