Workplace Privacy 101: The Importance of Commercial Soundproofing

Workplace Privacy 101: The Importance of Commercial Soundproofing

Privacy is important for everyone, especially in the workplace. After all, isn’t that the point of an office space? Offices were created for two main reasons: to give employees a private place to work and a quiet place to work. When building or renovating an office, always prioritize workplace privacy by soundproofing.

Why is Soundproofing Important?

Effective soundproofing in commercial spaces creates a more positive working environment, improves productivity, sense of privacy, and overall well-being. Here are a few reasons why you should always protect workplace privacy and soundproof your office space:

  • Soundproofing commercial spaces is a requirement of most building codes;
  • Soundproofing reduces noise from external sources;
  • Soundproofing promotes a safe and secure work environment; and
  • Soundproofing improves concentration and productivity.

The sense of comfort and privacy are key components to any employees’ success—in fact, studies prove that both of these factors increase productivity in the workplace. Soundproofing may seem like an extra hassle, but it’s a small price to pay for giving your employees the privacy they need in the workplace to do their jobs effectively.

What is the Best Way to Soundproof Your Commercial Building?

The noise-reducing materials you’ll need to protect your workplace privacy will likely depend on how the space is being used as well as structural and airborne noises. Airborne sounds can easily be fixed by sealing air leaks around doorways, windows, and other openings in commercial buildings.

1. Absorption Materials

Absorption materials do just that—they absorb sound. In a commercial building where workplace privacy is essential, make sure you have quality absorption materials in your walls and ceilings. A good absorption material will be fie resistant, water repellent, and mold repellent.

2. Barrier Materials

Did you know that you can reduce up to 75% transmitted noise by adding barrier materials to your walls? We suggest that any commercial business that shares a wall with another business use a double layer of drywall to minimize noise from neighbors.

3. Enclosures

Air conditioning, windows, and any other machinery noise in or near your office space should be considered when making plans for office design and soundproofing. Soundproof enclosures can be made with custom specifications to fit your soundproofing needs and improve overall workplace privacy.

4. Acoustics

Acoustics are a vital part of any office space and contribute to office privacy more than you might think. Ideally your commercial space would have high ceilings, but that is not the case for most offices—at least not without a big budget and massive redesign. For a quicker and more affordable solution, Rockfon ceiling tiles are the way to go.

Contact a Commercial Soundproofing Expert Today

In an era of personal wellness, it is important to prioritize workplace privacy by soundproofing your commercial space. Commercial soundproofing not only gives employees a sense of overall well-being, but it also improves productivity, privacy, and lends a more positive work environment.

At Freedom Materials, we offer a range of commercial soundproofing materials for your project including acoustic wall panels, ceiling tiles, mineral wool, fiberglass, and more. For more information about the soundproofing products we carry and how we can help with your commercial project, contact Freedom Materials today to speak with a member of our team.

Remember, no employee strife makes for a happy life!