Category Archives: Gym Acoustics

Acoustic Considerations When Designing a Gym

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Gyms generate a lot of noise. We’re talking weights, treadmills, cable machines, shouting, grunting, music and so much more. Without adequate effort to reduce noise – and especially its ability to travel and bounce around – gyms are not such a pleasant place to spend time, that is unless you have your earphones in or […]

What Are The Acoustic Considerations When Designing Gyms In Mixed-Use Developments?

what are the acoustic considerations when designing gyms in mixed-use developments

Mixed use developments often contain a gym and flats or residential houses, or a gym alongside other commercial properties, or both. Whenever there is mixed use, there is a requirement to insulate other buildings or rooms from the gym, so that vibration and noise from the gym does not affect other habitable areas. Acoustic considerations […]

How To Soundproof a Gym Floor?

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Most gym floors consist of three layers: Subfloor Membrane (underlay) Top surface All of these layers work together to create a durable gym floor. With regards to soundproofing, there are three things that are important: 1) The materials used, and 2) The thickness of the membrane and top surface combined. Soundproofing a gym floor Gym […]

Gymnasium Acoustics and Noise Treatments

Gymnasium Acoustics and Noise Treatments

Gymnasiums are huge echo chambers unless you take action to absorb sound in all frequencies. Low and high frequency noises can be dampened well with insulating materials that are strategically placed in areas of noise. Here are some of the acoustic and noise treatments available: Acoustic flooring Flooring plays a crucial role in the acoustic […]