Thursday, August 23, 2018

Black Acoustic Boards for Noise Reduction

Here at SoundAway, we’re always looking for efficient and affordable ways to help our customers with their soundproofing and acoustical needs. The benefits of reducing sound reverberations in the home and workplace are vast and well documented (just read our previous posts!). These reverberations can be extremely irritating and a major distraction. Whether you notice it or not, these noises interrupt your concentration, disrupting productivity, as well as sleep cycles. This causes a greatly reduced level of productivity and creativity that can cost you time, money, and even your health. Fortunately, we have another affordable solution for reducing noise and reverberations in in your home or office.

Our blackacoustic boards are designed to absorb and trap noise for a wide range of frequencies. These boards will help reduce light reflections, as well, while providing unparalleled noise reduction. These fiberglass boards can be cut to fit any space including tight corners and around fixtures or installed untrimmed for covering any size wall, ceiling or floor space. These boards can be fixed to studs and joists or placed below floor and above ceiling panels to provide a barrier between floors. Whether you’re building a studio or home theater, these black acoustic boards make reducing noise reverberations fast, easy, and affordable. These are large acoustic boards that come untrimmed and ready for installation.

While these black acoustic boards are easy to use and look great, we have plenty of beautiful and stylish acoustic panel covers including our extensive selection of Guilfordof Maine fabrics.  These textured fabrics are made from recycled polyester and come in a range of beautiful colors and styles. Guilford of Maine acoustic fabrics are engineered to allow soundwaves to pass through the fabric so the acoustic panels can capture and absorb it. Wrapping panels with fabrics not designed for this purpose will diminish or negate the acoustic properties of the panels, rendering them useless. With Guilford of Maine acoustic fabrics, your panels will look great while working exactly as intended.

 With our black acoustic boards and Guilford of Maine fabrics, any space can be transformed into a quiet and visually pleasing place to enjoy work, movies, or a better night’s sleep. Consider these affordable options for your home or office’s acoustical needs and your next DIY home project.

What are your best soundproofing and noise reduction tips? Share your thoughts in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Why you should Soundproof your Workspace

Noise in the workplace can be extremely disruptive and many of us don’t ever realize just how it affects our productivity and morale. Of course, we are not including workplace noise that is so loud that it causes hearing damage, but the ambient noise that create those slight distractions that pull your attention away from your work. This inevitably causes workplace problems that can cost you and/or your company time and money. So, we’ve put together some of the more compelling reasons to soundproof your workspace or office!

Increased Productivity

It’s simple. When you’re not distracted, you are able to reach and maintain a state of flow easier, faster, and longer. This means your mind is able to stay focused on the task at hand without your thoughts being interrupted or losing concentration. This lets your creativity shine through allowing you to share your best ideas clearly and with confidence.

Health Benefits

Loud noises in the workplace can not only startle you, but stress you out. Noise levels can be attributed to a host of health problems including workplace accidents, psychological stress, and stress from poor communication, just to name a few. Too much workplace noise can even lead to a reduced immune response and cause fatigue or aggression. The complexity of the tasks being performed can increase the stress workers feel causing increased mistakes, frustration, and even injuries. Reducing noise in the workplace is directly linked to reduced stress and increased worker satisfaction, which leads to fewer accidents and increased productivity, as well.


You can easily reduce the noise in your workspace or office using our affordable soundproofing and acoustical equipment. From massloaded vinyl sheets to our Sonexpanels, we have everything you need to get the job done on even the most conservative budgets. Whether you’re starting from scratch or converting an existing room, you’ll find all the soundproofing gear you need right in our online store.

Happier workforce

Employees not bombarded with constant noise are happier and more likely to enjoy their jobs while effectively reaching their workplace goals. When employees are given a workspace conducive to their need for quiet, creative expression, they are more likely to take pride in their work and feel positive about their contributions. Their energy levels will naturally increase, as will their productivity and overall well-being.

Quiet workspaces have proven to deliver increased productivity and healthier, happier employees. Our products are versatile and affordable on any budget, and we have the expert knowledge to help you find exactly what you need for your particular office or workspace.

What are the best (and worst) aspects of your workspace? Share your stories in the comments below!