The core of soundproofing comes from the materials that are used. Soundproofing can sometimes be mistaken as simply sound absorption. Don’t get me wrong; sound absorption is a key element in soundproofing. You can add layers of soundproofing and sound absorption to new or existing walls, but efficient soundproofing comes from the material used.
One major key to remember with soundproofing is that we are trapping the sound, not stopping it from existing. With proper soundproofing, we are trapping sound outside of our given area and keeping the sounds that occur inside our area, well, inside our area.
When attempting to soundproof a home, we must consider the best materials to efficiently achieve our goal, and below you will find the 5 most impactful materials.
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