I would install cork partitions. User:
If you wanted to control sound reflection in a office, would you install metal, wood, or cork partitions? Why? Weegy:
Reduce Sound in your Home or Business
sound proofing walls, reducing sound
Today more and more homeowners are looking for ways to “soundproof” their homes to diminish unwanted noises from both inside and outside the home. [
Sources of Noise in a Typical Home Dishwashers, washers, dryers,garbage disposals, blenders,vacuum cleaners,radios,computers, CD players, stereos,TVs, lawn mowers and leaf blowers.
What is Noise?
Noise is simply unwanted sound that is transmitted by vibration through air,walls,floors or ceilings. In a home, most people consider noise to be just about any sound other than those made by what they are doing. For example, if a person is on the phone, they don't want to hear the television in the next room. Conversely, if a person is watching TV, they don't want to be able to hear the telephone conversation. Unfortunately, most walls and ceilings in today's homes are only marginally effective at blocking noise.
Noise Is Measured in Decibels (dB)
Whispers – about 20 dB
Normal conversations –about 60 dB
City traffic – about 80 dB
Lawn mowers/leaf blowers– around 103 dB
Sound Transmission Class (STC)
An STC value is a single number rating used to characterize the sound insulating value of a partition (wall, floor, or ceiling). A partition prevents sound from being transmitted from one area to another. The higher the STC rating, the less sound will be transmitted through the wall, floor,the higher the STC value of a floor/ceiling, the better its ability to control impact sound transmission. A rating of 50 or higher is considered acceptable.
56 and up=Excellent
As a reference, you can hear normal speech through a wall with an STC of 25.
At an STC of 42, loud speech is audible as only a murmur.
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