Sound insulation of a door or a passage
Sound insulation of doors
To insulate or soundproof a door we recommend the application of our heavy foil soni EVA on the door leaf. Doubling the mass of the sound attenuation material reduces the sound pressure level by 6dB. (A reduction by 10dB cuts the subjectively perceived noise level by half.)
Even more effective is the application of our soni COMPOSITE acoustic foam, a robust PUR ether foam that is laminated with a non-woven PES and a synthetic heavy foil (3kg/m²). The heavy foil increases the mass (doubling the mass –> improved sound insulation). The acoustic foam functions as a "sound dampening layer" that has to be applied on the side facing the noise source.
For optimum effectiveness, the recommended heavy foils and our soni COMPOSITE acoustic foam have to be glued on the door leaf but they need an additional mechanical fixation.
Before using any sound insulation or sound proofing material, please make sure that the doors are closing absolutely tight. Even the smallest gaps (e.g. keyholes or gap between door and floor) interfere enormously the noise insulation.
Please have a look at our customer's testimonials sound proofing a door.
Sound insulation of a passage
If you need to close and sound-proof a no-longer-needed door frame or passageway, we recommend the use of soni PROTECT R: Simply prepare a panel in exactly the right size and wedge it in the door frame.