Whether it’s plates slamming, feet stomping on treadmills, music thumping out of the speakers, or general chatter, gyms are noisy places. Distracting the yoga class going on in the other room, or enraging your neighbour, soundproofing a gym is key to keeping everyone happy.
Soundproof Gym Floorings
With all the banging, crashing and jumping going on, soundproofing the gym’s floor is the first area to approach. Depending on how large the gym is, whether it’s being installed in an existing building or whether it’s a home or commercial gym will all factor into what solution you employ.
Let’s run through your options.
The most cost-effective solution to soundproofing a gym is installing durable acoustic mats designed specifically to deal with the heavy impact of Olympic weightlifting, deadlifting and other free weight exercises. These are easily customisable to fit your floor plan and provide protection to both the weights by cushioning the impact, and the floor beneath.
For less high impact exercise spaces, thinner mats can be fitted which rise just a few millimetres from the floor below. These will attenuate the noise from exercises such as running and skipping as well as from treadmills and other impact equipment placed on the floor.
When it comes to weight machines, the repetitive clang of plates can become a serious nuisance. Thankfully there are a range of products designed to be fitted between the weights in order to reduce impact noise. These can be easily installed without having to dismantle most machines.
Sound Deadening Floors
In aerobics rooms where padded flooring is undesirable, wooden floor should be combined with acoustic underlays. Designed to specifically tackle impact noise, underlay can be placed on top of noise barrier mats to provide a more robust soundproofing solution.
When it comes to soundproofing a gym, the ultimate solution is to isolate the floor itself from the structure below. This solution requires that floor battens are isolated from base floors and floor boards are isolated from joists to reduce impact noise transmission. Sound deadening floors and acoustic mats can then be installed atop this system to provide even greater noise reductions.
Soundproof Doors For Aerobics Rooms
Whether it’s a spin class, or a legs, bums and tums, there’s no greater accompaniment than fast paced dance tracks. Unfortunately not everyone wants to hear that pulsing bass and shuffling high hat. By installing specialist soundproof doors, you can keep the volume up and the energy high without affecting everyone else at the gym.
As the saying goes – you’re only as strong as your weakest link. If your floor is effectively soundproofed, noise will still escape and affect the neighbours through your windows. Extra thick glazing panels laminated with PVB can be installed from floor to ceiling to achieve excellent acoustic performance.
Unfortunately this glazing cannot be installed in most homes, however there are a range of products which can be installed including timber, aluminium and PVC products.
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