But before we proceed to the specific materials, let’s get a general knowledge of what soundproofing materials are.
The main principle is that sound travels through a medium in the form of sound waves. Usually, it’s through the air but they can also travel via solid objects as in impact sound.
The goal of soundproofing materials is to stop, trap, or block the sound waves while traveling thereby reducing the sound it emits.
Learning the kinds of materials and when to use one and which ones are better can make or break a renovation or a project you’re about to make.
Generally, materials are categorized into two classes: sound-absorbing and sound-proofing.