Choosing The Right Acoustic Insulation For Your Home

by Galaxy Insulation Independent insulation supplier

When it comes to the comfort of your home, insulation plays a pivotal role by reducing noise transmissions and by stabilizing internal temperatures. Most importantly, it helps reduce energy costs, a win-win situation for your budget and the environment altogether.  Thermal acoustic insulation is one of the best ways to reduce sound and heat in commercial and industrial applications. Different types of insulating materials are used to cater to the custom requirements of your property. Here we will primarily focus on acoustic insulation that absorbs, redirects, and transmits sound waves. Decoupling and sound absorption materials are used for maximum impact to nullify any type of sound wave that penetrates through your wall, ceilings, and floors. Let’s look at how you can have that privacy that you always wanted with quality acoustic insulation products ready to be delivered at your doorsteps. 

How to choose the right acoustic insulation for your home 

There are few things to consider whenever you choose acoustic insulation for your home. Do you live in an apartment? Are you located amidst hustling and bustling traffic that’s spoiling your good night’s sleep? Does your place have high ceilings? Are you looking for perfect solitude where you don’t want to be disturbed? Do you want to soundproof your home because your music is too hot to handle? These are important factors for installing acoustic insulation products that are custom made to ensure that your needs are met.

#1 Acoustic Insulation For Floors 

Acoustic floor insulation is one of the most popular methods of soundproofing floors. By restricting the carryover of sound travelling through wooden floors or concrete, create that calmness that you have always craved for with acoustic matting.

Sound travels in two ways, physically through impact and through the air. Ambient noise would be the noise of a television, radio, or music whereas vibrations would be of footsteps or a thump of something hitting the floor. An effective acoustic insulation should be able to handle and absorb both types of sound. You can also insulate between two floors to reduce the noise since the acoustic mat helps block the noise from below or above. With acoustic floor insulation, air cavities between the floors are blocked which means no ambient sound travels. It also reduces the space in which floorboards and joist vibrate that helps reduce the vibration noise. 

#2 Acoustic Insulation For Walls   

Whether you are remodeling your home or constructing a new one, take advantage of top of the line soundproofing techniques to minimize the problems of noise per se from your friendly neighbourhood or from within your space. One way to achieve a better performance with acoustic wall insulation is to apply a second layer of gypsum wallboard that gives the wall surface more mass. Sound waves practically stop in their way and any kind of vibration is blocked. One more effective way is to mount gypsum wallboard on clips or special resilient channels across the wall. These clips or channels absorb the sound so that it does not conduct through the wall studs. Opt for 100mm acoustic insulation that is one the thickest slab available, used as stud wall insulation between flooring frameworks or flooring joists.  

#3 Acoustic Insulation for Ceilings

When your roof is somebody else’s floor, it's impossible not to be disturbed by sounds that can render sleepless nights. Opt for soundproofing techniques that not only help you against noisy neighbours but also lets you turn the volume a little more. The most common noises that surface on the ceiling are airborne and impact noise. Sounds coming through your windows can be resolved by soundproofing the windows and the walls. After knowing the source of the sound that you would like to block, the next step is to figure out the type of ceiling you have. It's critical since it determines the process, method, and the cost of soundproofing your ceiling and the amount of time it would take to that. There are multiple ways to soundproof a ceiling. From single layer drywall, double layer drywall to soundproofing the floor above or the one below. It’s all about adding that mass that isolates impact and airborne noise. You can always tear out the ceiling or soundproof an existing ceiling to make necessary changes.


Acoustic insulation can be applied to floors, ceilings, and walls to soundproof against all the unwanted noise that is coming in your way. You can also opt for an acoustic insulation slab that is used to separate walls and floors, helping reduce noise from the adjacent rooms and any noise within your property.

Galaxy is a leading thermal and acoustic insulation distributor that provides environment-friendly sustainable products. Our objective is to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the energy efficiency of homes by quality services. Our products are non-combustible which means that there is no fire-risk at all. By installing our top-of-the-line products you not only increase your comfort levels but also help sustain the world so that your future generations can enjoy the same benefits as you do.

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