Is a single piece cardboard a good sound dampener / absorber?
What makes a material absorb sound? Looking to sound proof my apartment by covering windows with cardboard maybe?
- dripLv 71 month ago
Heavy drapes will muffle the sound,
You can also buy noise reducing drapes
- Christin KLv 71 month ago
Acoustic ceiling tiles would be better than cardboard--but what about light? and air? Are you even permitted to completely cover the windows? They are there for a reason--and one of them is emergency exiting--or fire safety. Why not just try heavy curtains?
- Anonymous1 month ago
It can be. Sound travels through air, so you need to block air paths from a window as the priority. I would imagine multiple layers are going to be better than a single layer as the more interfaces sound has to go through the more energy is dissipated.
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- STEVEN FLv 72 months ago
One layer of cardboard isn't even a BAD sound dampener.
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- Spock (rhp)Lv 72 months ago
very small, dead, air pockets is what makes soundproofing work. the corrugated type of cardboard will work beter than the solid flat stuff
- Anonymous2 months ago
Surprisingly, corrugated cardboard can be used for sound reduction due to its ability to dampen sound movement and reflect some of the sounds. Depending on the location, corrugated cardboard can be anywhere from mildly to highly effective when soundproofing. it won't absorb sound per se - it will reflect it to dissipate energy. Foil faced cardboard can be even more effective.