When you browse through websites where travelers post their reviews about hotels where they spent their vacation, you will encounter a lot of complaints about unwanted noises from an adjacent room or the hallway. It can be really frustrating because how can you sleep with that annoying noise from next door? If a hotel has that as an issue, then the problem most probably lies in its noise isolation or acoustics.
Are you an architect designing a hotel? Please do the hotel’s future patrons a huge favor and incorporate acoustics into the hotel’s design. There are three ways to build hotels with good noise control between rooms.
1. Cavity absorption
Ensuring noise insulation between hotel rooms can be as simple as filling the cavities in walls with fiberglass batt insulation. This construction method reduces the effect of sounds that reach the wall cavity by passing through holes and other construction flaws.
2. Use of lightweight metal studs
Another simple noise insulation method in building hotels is using metal studs rather than wood studs, which are heavier. When you construct a hotel with lightweight metal studs, the vibration path between wall assemblies is reduced, resulting in noise insulation.
3. Adding more mass between adjacent rooms
Usually, noise control can be improved by adding mass between guest rooms. Here are some of the methods that are commonly used to add mass:
- Installation of acoustical vinyl sheets
- Adding layers of gypsum wall board
- Mixing various kinds of materials for walls
- Adding layers of acoustical gypsum board
For these construction methods, you can improve the chances of getting better noise control for the hotel you are designing by enlisting the help of an acoustical engineering and consultancy firm such as AEP Acoustics that has the expertise and experience to come up with cost-effective solutions and technical specifications for your noise control projects.