Sound Barrier

home-theater-foamWhat is Vinyl Sound Barrier or Noise Barrier?

Sound Barrier is a sound transmission blocker that reduces sound from transmitting through walls, floors and ceilings.

There are multiple acoustic issues to deal with when creating a home theater. One is noise reduction. Soundproofing your home theater so that adjoing rooms to interfere with the internal acoustic qualities, as well as containing the sound within the home theater room to minimize noise pollution into adjoing rooms and even your neighbor’s ear range.

This brings us to the second most common issue, which is improving the sound quality. That means enjoying your media at higher volumes without loosing sound quality.

Vinyl Sound Barriers are an ideal material for noise reduction and improving overall acoustic qualities. Other sound solutions include Corner Bass Traps, Wall Panels, Acoustic Ceiling Tiles and more ( links below ).

Selecting the right home theater acoustical products have this noise reduction capability while improving sound quality is way with the right acoustic specialists from Noise Control assisting you.

Mass Loaded Vinyl (MLV) is a safe, non-toxic noise barrier designed to hang as a limp mass in a variety of soundproofing applications. MLV offers an alternative to Lead.

Mass loaded vinyl barrier is available in one or two pound per square foot density, MLV 1# and MLV 2#, respectively. MLV 1# noise barrier is rated at 26 STC and the premium SoundAway Barrier Plus MLV 2# product is rated at 32 STC.

What are the applications for Mass Loaded Vinyl?

• Soundproofing walls
• Soundproofing ceilings
• Soundproofing floors
• Soundproofing pipes
• Soundproofing HVAC ducts
• Soundproofing office partition walls
• Soundproofing computer rooms
• Soundproofing mechanical rooms

Noise Barrier

MLV or Mass Loaded Vinyl is a sound barrier blocking material known as a “Mass Barrier.”

Designed for indoor or outdoor use, noise barrier material reduces risks due to burning, and retards smoke development and flame spread. The material is designed to reduce sound transmission from HVAC duct, fluid or gas pulsations in pipelines for chemical, petrochemical, and waste water treatment plants and gas utility pressure-reducing stations.

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Sound or Noise Barrier Performance

Frequency (Hz) 100 250 500 1000 2000 4000 STC
Non-reinforced MLV 1# 16 17 21 26 31 36 26
Non-reinforced MLV 2# 19 19 27 34 38 43 32
Reinforced MLV 1# 17 18 22 27 33 37 27
MLV 1# with Closed Cell Foam, carpet underlay 13 15 23 25 33 38 27

What is STC?

Sound Transmission Class (STC) is a rating assigned to a material or an assembly of materials representing the transmission loss or reduction in sound between the source and the target. A standardized test, performed in an acoustics lab, measures the transmission loss between a Sound Source and a Target room. Measurements are taken over a range of 6 different frequencies ranging between 125Hz and 4000Hz. This frequency band covers the speech range. The table below lists the performance of our various mass loaded vinyl products with their corresponding STC rating.

Sound BARRIER- Noise Barrier Installation Instructions

First ask us about using a staggered stud or floating wall approach to your construction if possible. The apply the Vinyl Sound Barrier between the studs and sheet rock. Do not glue this directly to a wall for free standing. It;s weight will require the reinforcement of another layer of wall surface to be screwed or nailed over it. Us staples of screws to temporarily hold it up until you get your next wall surface applied. Also a good product for laying on top of your ceiling tiles to “cap” the room with a sound barrier material.

Sound/Noise Barrier Availability

Barricade Noise Barrier – Vinyl Sound Barrier products are available in 54″ x 60′ long, 270 sq ft. per roll, with custom lengths available. Call us today to discuss at 1-561-964-9360.

Noise Barrier Resources

Sound Barrier Data Sheet
Sound Barrier Installation Instructions Wrapping Pipes & Ducts
Sound Barrier Wall Construction with Noise Barrier Installation

Sound Barrier is a sound transmission blocker that reduces sound from transmitting through walls, floors and ceilings.

There are multiple acoustic issues to deal with when creating a home theater. One is noise reduction. Soundproofing your home theater so that adjoing rooms to interfere with the internal acoustic qualities, as well as containing the sound within the home theater room to minimize noise pollution into adjoing rooms and even your neighbor’s ear range.

This brings us to the second most common issue, which is improving the sound quality. That means enjoying your media at higher volumes without loosing sound quality.

Vinyl Sound Barriers are an ideal material for noise reduction and improving overall acoustic qualities. Other sound solutions include Corner Bass Traps, Wall Panels, Acoustic Ceiling Tiles and more ( links below ).

Selecting the right home theater acoustical products have this noise reduction capability while improving sound quality is way with the right acoustic specialists from Noise Control assisting you.

Mass Loaded Vinyl (MLV) is a safe, non-toxic noise barrier designed to hang as a limp mass in a variety of soundproofing applications. MLV offers an alternative to Lead.

Mass loaded vinyl barrier is available in one or two pound per square foot density, MLV 1# and MLV 2#, respectively. MLV 1# noise barrier is rated at 26 STC and the premium SoundAway Barrier Plus MLV 2# product is rated at 32 STC.

What are the applications for Mass Loaded Vinyl?

• Soundproofing walls
• Soundproofing ceilings
• Soundproofing floors
• Soundproofing pipes
• Soundproofing HVAC ducts
• Soundproofing office partition walls
• Soundproofing computer rooms
• Soundproofing mechanical rooms