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When it comes to styling and designing the perfect cosy home, we personally feel like you can’t go wrong with a soft plush carpet. As well as being comfortable and modern, it can also help soundproof your home to help you create a peaceful environment.

Carpet is a particularly good sound-proofing solution if you live close to others, for example if your residence is in an apartment block, terraced house or even if you just have neighbours that like to make a lot of noise!

How carpet reduces noise

It is an excellent sound absorbing material that can reduce the sound of footsteps by 25-34 decibels, which is far better performing than wooden floorboards. Experts agree that laying thick carpet in a room can help absorb noise impacts, such as reverberation and echo.

It is also effective in reducing the sound of water pipes, electrical equipment and lifts in apartment blocks, as well as noise from outside. Laying carpet in your home will absorb ten times more airborne nose than any other type of flooring on the market.

Underlay for soundproofing 

Laying underlay is another effective way to to fight off unwanted noise and is much cheaper than having your home sound-proofed professionally. Depending on your budget, we recommend buying the highest quality underlay to go with your new flooring.

Underlay can greatly improve the performance of your carpet when it comes to soundproofing a room. There are several types available to choose from including polyurethane foam, sponge rubber, felt, crumb and combination.

When it comes to the most popular choice for soundproofing underlay PU foam, which is available in a variety of thickness options and boasts high comfort levels and performance. If you would prefer to choose an environmentally friendly option, felt gives a firm finish and excellent thermal insulation. 

So, which carpet do you choose?

There is no right or wrong choice when it comes to picking the best for soundproofing. At Frank’s, we have a huge range of carpet in a variety of thicknesses. But the general rule is, the thicker the carpet and underlay, the better the soundproofing.

We always recommend choosing flooring that will suit your space and the aesthetic, whether it’s a luxurious saxony or traditional woven option.

So, pop down to your local Frank’s and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect carpet for soundproofing your new home.

Got a question? Ask Frank!