5 Cheap and Effective Soundproof Materials

Looking for cheap and effective soundproof materials?

Fortunately, you have many options to choose from. Whether you’re hoping to soundproof a home office, a classroom, a business office or another location, you have plenty of high-quality soundproofing materials at your disposal.

In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the acoustic properties of various materials so you can make an informed decision about your soundproofing materials.

1. Canvas

While canvas isn’t the most effective soundproofing material out there, it’s an inexpensive and machine washable option to cut down on noise. Canvas can be used in a variety of ways to help you soundproof an office, classroom or home environment. It can be used on portable partitions, and it can also be mounted on the walls to absorb sound and create visual interest.

Some people even use canvas for hanging clouds and hanging baffles to improve acoustics and reduce noise. Our lightweight, free-standing canvas portable partitions are made from 100% cotton canvas. They’re flame retardant, and the canvas can be removed for machine washing.

2. Wicker

Another inexpensive material used for soundproofing is wicker. Densely woven wicker not only reduces sound, but it also provides privacy. Wicker has a much different look than canvas. Instead of a casual, office-like appearance, wicker provides a classy, elegant feel. It can be used in offices, classrooms, dense, home offices, and even on patios and porches.

Wicker is also very durable. Our wicker portable partitions are built on steel frames, and they’re heavy enough to withstand mild winds if necessary.

3. Fibreglass

When you think of fibreglass, you probably don’t think of soft-looking fabrics, but we offer portable partitions covered in a fibreglass fabric, which is acoustically engineered for superior sound performance.

This fabric is engineered from a honeycomb cell core, and this configuration absorbs sound beautifully. If you’re trying to significantly reduce sound in your classroom or office, look for fibreglass partitions to help you accomplish this goal. Our fibreglass fabric comes in an assortment of colours, and you can even have a company logo or custom artwork printed directly onto the panels.

4. Polycarbonate

Fluted polycarbonate panels are sleek and hardy. They’re 100% waterproof and hypo-allergenic, perfect for situations in which cleanliness is key. They also offer superior acoustic performance, even though they don’t take up much space.

Polycarbonate is a unique material. It’s thin enough that you can actually see light through it, but it blocks sound as if it were several inches thick. It’s also very strong. The impact strength of our polycarbonate partitions is 10-17 times the strength of Plexiglas. It also offers UV protection, and its colours will not fade when exposed to sunlight. You can use these partitions indoors or out, and you can also hang artwork, whiteboards and other items on them.

5. Versipanel

Although they’re not as inexpensive as canvas or wicker, Versipanel acoustic room dividers can make a huge difference in the atmosphere of your classroom or office. These panels can be arranged in a serpentine shape wherever you need them, and their sound control is unparalleled.

Versipanels are constructed with superior acoustic performance in mind. The interior of the panel consists of dense foam, and the outside is covered in acoustic-ribbed fabric. The partition meets the floor, so there’s no chance of sound making it through the gaps, and if you plan on putting several Versipanels together, they meet directly end-to-end. Powerful rare-earth magnets make sure the panels stay connected, so you don’t have to worry about gaps forming. These panels make exceptional privacy screens

As you can see, there are many cheap and effective soundproof materials on the market today. The right material for your office or classroom will depend on your needs and your budget. To discuss the right option for you, get in touch with us at Portable Partitions. We look forward to helping you.