Contractor of Residential Needs Soundproofing for Shared Condominium Walls….

The Industry…
Development / Contractor & Builders
Condominium Builders

Barvista is a construction provider of single & multi-family homes and commercial buildings in the Colorado area. Barvista was embarking on a new development of condominiums in the heard of rocky mountains and needed to address one of the most common noise control issues found within multi-family & condominium spaces: shared walls.

The Problem…
Building materials and how shared walls are built are very conducive to noise transmission problems. First the obvious is that walls are only so thick, approx 3 1/2 maybe 4 inches with studs and sheet rock. Due to the sheer thickness, sound will transmit through. The second problem is that noise travels by vibrating through construction materials. The sheet rock exposed to the noise is fastened to studs by screws and fasteners which also allow noise vibrations to travel through them. While insulation does have obvious soundproofing properties it’s not enough for shared walls. Comfort level, privacy and overall quality of living are jeopardized by these types of noise transmission problems.

The Solution…
All Noise Control brought to the table our mass loaded vinyl sound barrier, often referred to “mlv”. This weighted barrier has revolutionized soundproofing materials and essentially took the place of old fashion products like lead. Heavy, weighted products efficiently absorb the energy from sound waves therefore blocking noise from traveling through due to their density and weight.

Mass loaded vinyl barrier is affixed directly to studs preferably by an adhesive and sheet rock is applied over it.This barrier can also be used directly on joists directly beneath plywood sub floors to reduce noise traveling through ceilings and floors in shared residential and commercial areas. With multiple techniques available for installing, the ANC-VB60 was an obvious clear choice for Barvista.

Our ANC-VB60 comes standard in 54″ x 30′ rolls and Barvista purchased 70 rolls for their condominium build. The customers were absolutely pleased with the privacy and quiet that the new spaces had.

Due to the effectiveness of the ANC-VB60, mass loaded vinyl barrier, Barvista homes has placed several repeat orders with All Noise Control and is plans to implement and use on their future residential builds as a core soundproofing material & solution.

We invite you to call All Noise Control at 561-964-9360 to discuss the noise control materials supplied to this particular facility and are just as happy to listen to your individual needs and supply you with a customized All Noise Control Solution. You may also visit our mass loaded vinyl barrier page to see the soundproofing materials used in this application.


Vinyl Sound – Barricade Noise Barrier Installation Instructions

Vinyl Sound – Barricade Noise Barrier Installation Instructions

First ask us about using a staggered stud or floating wall approach to your construction if possible. The apply the Vinyl Sound Barrier between the studs and sheet rock. Do not glue this directly to a wall for free standing. It;s weight will require the reinforcement of another layer of wall surface to be screwed or nailed over it. Us staples of screws to temporarily hold it up until you get your next wall surface applied. Also a good product for laying on top of your ceiling tiles to “cap” the room with a sound barrier material.

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Confidential Office Space needs acoustic help

ANC-3500 Acoustical Wall PanelOne of the Esquire Magazines executive offices required soundproofing for confidentiality. The office was the meeting place for strategic confidential sessions. Esquire needed minimal sound transmission material as the main issue was the sound escaping the rooms through the ceiling tiles and walls.

The ANC-CBF22 ceiling tile barrier installs immediately above the existing ceiling tile reducing the sound transmission through the space above the ceiling tiles and through the materials. Sound travels along materials and its reverberation carries that sound through the ceiling grids and suspension ties. The ceiling tile barrier reduces this effect due to its mass and density.

For the walls, the ANC-3500 wall panels with vinyl barrier were used which served as a double function to stop sound through the walls and absorb the echo and noise inside the room. Less echo and sound inside the room means weaker sound transmission through materials used in the construct of the office.

The two products installed in unison created better speech intelligibility inside the room creating very balanced acoustics and the ultimate in privacy. Attendees using the room “heard” the privacy and the acoustic balance resulting in more comfortable future meetings.

We invite you to call All Noise Control at 561-964-9360 to discuss the noise control materials supplied to this particular middle school and are just as happy to listen to your individual needs and supply you with a customized All Noise Control Solution. You may also visit our acoustic ceiling tile barrier page or our acoustic wall panel page for more information at

Family Life Church in Wymoning Quiets Sanctuary.

A common problem in churches and large rooms is echo and reverberation. While space is a factor in diminishing noise, in architectural rooms such as churches and those simlair, the room construction promotes echo and reverberation and sustains noise and speech longer than typical. All Noise Control suggested it’s populer acoustic wall panel the ANC-3000 product.

While the Anc-3000 Wall panel is our standard noise absorption panel, its a perfect retrofit for virtually any application that is not in the path of high abuse areas. The rigid fiberglass fabric wrapped panel can be use aesthetically to absorb sound and signficantly reduce and shorten the echo in rooms with substantial volume. Besides the selection of Guilford of Main colors, designer and customer specificed fabrics are available for ordering.

Once the panels were easily fixed to the wall with simple hardware (impaling flips, mechanical clips, adhesives or hook and loop are available), Family Life Church received instant benefits. The echo problem was solved and speech was easier to understand.

We invite you to call All Noise Control at 561-964-9360 to discuss the noise control materials supplied to this particular middle school and are just as happy to listen to your individual needs and supply you with a customized All Noise Control Solution. You may also visit our acoustic wall panel page or specifically the ANC-3000 used in this partcular church for more information at

NASA requires high end fire rated products for test cells

Mr. Oswald of NASA reached out to All Noise Control for help in replacing deteriored foam panels in a test cell used at NASA. The test cells used at NASA are exposed to all types of equipment, engines and combustibles during testing. They required a quality foam panel with high fire ratings. All Noise Control knew that their Class 1 Fire Rated Melamine Foam Panels was ideal for such potentially volitale test environments in addition to being resistant to most organic solvents, alkalis, and diluted acids. The ANC Melamine Foam Panel, when exposed to high heats and open flame, will simply melt without creating smoke. This offers a much safer and controlled foam test cell.

While NASA was happy with the performance of this product in this application, it’s often used commonly in schools and public buildings due to it’s Fire Class 1 Rating and safety properties.

We invite you to call All Noise Control at 561-964-9360 to discuss the noise control materials supplied to this particular facility and are just as happy to listen to your individual needs and supply you with a customized All Noise Control Solution. You may also visit our acoustic foams page for more information at

Guaranteed Office Noise Control Through Soundproofing Materials

Acoustics studies the sound and how it behaves in various environments. Sound effects such as absorption, reflection, refraction or interference are also studied by acoustics. The broad acceptance of the term ‘acoustics’ refers to all the aspects of sound. Until not long ago, the notions ‘acoustics’ and ‘sound’ referred to waves and elastic vibrations that humans could hear. However, in the twentieth century, the development of technology and science has led to the broadening of the field of acoustics, in that it now comprises aspects not directly related to the hearing process, such as intensities and frequencies which are above or below the audible limits of humans.

When speaking of sounds, most people think of the vibrations in any type of medium, which can cause the sensation of hearing. Any unwanted sound is perceived as a noise. The term is definitely subjective, since what is music for one person can very well be noise for another. When such unwanted sounds are excessive, their effects can be destructive, which is now known by the name of noise pollution. Adverse noise effects fall into three categories, physiological, psychological and communicational. Unfortunately, there aren’t any known and adopted remedies for the last two categories. Noise pollution is a complex problem and surveys show a disturbing fact, that noise levels are continually rising in cities.

As far as the sounds inside buildings go, we can speak about two main ways of transmission. Firstly, the sound emanated from either human activity or mechanical noise inside the building travels airborne through walls, ceiling or floor. Sounds from human activity include loud voice or amplified systems. Mechanical noise refers to the sounds produced by elevators, generators, air conditioning systems and so on. Secondly, interior sound can be transmitted not through air, but through the building itself. The former is easier to abate than the latter through wall or ceiling assemblies which meet certain established performance standards.

Statistics say that millions of employees are exposed to noise in the office, and therefore are subjected to all the risks that come along. Work-related stress and accidents which occur because of masked warning signals are just two of them, not to mention the lack of productivity and efficiency on the part of the office workers. Noise represents a safety issue, butt also a productivity issue for the employees. The office should be a quiet place to work and an office with good acoustics will provide the employees with the ability to concentrate and not be distracted. Reducing the intensity of sounds is called soundproofing. Soundproofing can be accomplished in a variety of ways. The distance between the source and the receiver could be increased, sound wave energy could be blocked or absorbed by means of noise barriers, sound baffles could be used as damping structures, or antinoise generators could be activated. With soundproofing, noise can be affected in two ways: it can be either reduced or absorbed. Noise reduction implies blocking the sound wave passage with intervening objects. The absorption of noise refers to echoes and reverberation being suppressed.

The office environment is a place for many acoustic challenges. If sound levels in the office affect efficiency and productivity, the good news is that there are solutions for office noise control. There are many soundproofing materials which improve the sound quality within the room and eliminate the transfer of sound from one room to another. Office noise control is a must for a quiet environments in which employees can concentrate and be efficient in their work. Soundproofing materials play an important part in office noise control, since other methods have failed to show efficiency. Not only are soundproofing materials a useful barrier in blocking noise, but there are also excellent in appearance. Soundproofing materials add an aesthetical touch to your place of work, not to mention that they are fire rated.

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University of Florida finds an economic resolution for echo problems in office….

The Problem….
First, we all know schools and institutions have purchasing limits and strict budgets. Secondly, they need to utilize as much space as possible to support their growth and strict budgets. And just like any other school University of Florida found itself untiizing a small room for a variety of important admistrative and student tasks. The real problem that came with that space however was echo. Echoes are often associated with large voluminous spaces however in a small space the sound waves bounce much more rapidly off the surfaces of the room creating unpleasant and unwanted noise and reverberation. Also known as “echo”

The Solution…
All Noise Control knew that our cost effective wall panels were the ideal product and due to the small space and the concious effort to reduce as much reflective surface as possible, recommended that wall panels be fit inside the room to the ceiling. The were orders and manufactured to their needed specs and fit snugly up to the drop ceiling eliminating any potential for noise reflection.

Our wall panels are durably constructed to withstand daily abuse and bumps etc and are manufactured narrow so it had little footprint impact on the already small space.

The Result…
Echo dissapeared… additionally the acoustics became all around softer and more legible. The university met their budget and we exceed their acoustic needs.

Visit our Wall Panel page to see the wide selection of products available for similair and larger scale applications. Please realize that these will have the same effects on a cubicle filled room or individual offices. Did you know that All Noise Control custom manufacturers partition kits and cubicle wall panel kits? Learn more here…

We invite you to call All Noise Control at 561-964-9360 to discuss the noise control materials supplied to this particular installation or to address any of your noise control issues. We would be happy to listen to your individual needs and supply you with a customized All Noise Control Solution.