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Question: Does wallpaper assist in soundproofing?
Top Answer (31% of 86 votes): Rarely.

Answer: In some cases
Explanation: There are examples of sound abating (reducing) wall papers. These are mostly available in commercial locations and not generally preferred in the residential setting because of style and color limitations.
Sage Key Interiors
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: There are so many types of wallcovering available today. I would consider specialty wall panels a part of this group as well, and there are some fantastic acoustical options available in that group (AI show some in my portfolio photos in this profile) Acoustics can also be handled with extra drywall, specialty drywall products, and other surfaces (like floors and ceilings)
San Diego Office Design
Answer: Always
Explanation: On some level yes some materials like 54 inch commercial vinyl are better than others
John e Jennings wallpaper
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: There is wallpaper that will assist in reducing noise from room to room in a house. It doesn't really soundproof just reduce the ambient noises a little.
AS Designed Interiors
Answer: Rarely
Explanation: If the wall covering is a fiberous material such as grass cloth than it will absorb sound but is not a good source of “soundproofing”. Wool blend insulation such as ROXOUL is a great soundproofing material often used between floors and walls.
Stacy Denis Designs
Answer: Rarely
Explanation: Unless it's a very thick wallpaper made of fabric or textile, wallpaper won't help assist in soundproofing. Most if it is paper, which doesn't absorb sound.
Victoria Holly Interiors
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Acoustical wallcovering
Seidman Paperhanging,
Answer: Rarely
Explanation: Soundproofing is best achieved by doubling the drywall with spacers in between each layer.
BK Design Associates
Answer: Rarely
Explanation: Not babe for noise control
San Francisco Wallpaper
Answer: Never
Explanation: Sound proofing or sound protection is achieve from mass. Adding an extra layer of drywall is the way to go. Wallpaper has almost no mass.
Barretta & Associates
Answer: Never
Explanation: I have never seen a wallpaper that was specifically designed for soundproofing.
Ward Kitchen & Bath
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It depends on the kind of wall paper being used.
King and Queens Custom Furniture
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: If you use special soundproofing wallpaper, this would work.
Simply Divine Staging & Design
Answer: Never
Explanation: sound proofing is done with accoustic wall upholstery
yelenas designs inc
Answer: Never
Explanation: STC is about the transmission sound and Walls need to be rigid. Wallpaper is not structural.
Rob Mothershed Drafting and Design
Answer: Always
Explanation: Yes. there are sound proof wall papers out there that are made up of Latex / Foam and they do create sound proof surrounding walls.
Lee's Designs
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: I would say that it would be minimal if any, but I doubt it would block sound, maybe just the sound vibration would be lessened.
Dragonfly Home Designs
Answer: Never
Explanation: Standard wall paper will not affect sound and vibration transmittance.
Relux Construction LLC
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Depends on the wallpaper you are installing...Crushed velvet wallpaper does absorb some sound...I only know that because I hung it in a restaurant here in Vegas...the sound was one reason the chose the paper.
Seamingly Straight Inc
Answer: Never
Explanation: There is not enough insulating material in wallpaper to provide adequate soundproofing.
New Day Design & Home Staging
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Most wallpaper is a paper based or vinyl sheet product that has no acoustic properties. However, some acoustic wallpaper products do exist.
Brad Jenkins Inc.
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Depending on if it has an acoustical rating
National Products & Facility Services
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Acoustical wallpaper can add soundproofing to a wall.
Answer: Rarely
Explanation: purchasing soundproofing wallpaper only could assist in reducing noise
Kea Interiors
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Some sound prove wallcovering like carpet this installation will be different than a regular installation the cost will be increase do the difficulties of installation
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