What Drywall Is Best for Soundproofing?

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Any drywall can provide a measure of soundproofing by adding an extra layer to help reduce noise transfer. But QuietRock, a drywall material specially engineered for soundproofing, offers the more-surefire solution.

STC Ratings

  • STC--for "sound transmission class"--is a numerical rating describing a material's ability to block or absorb noise. The higher the number, the more noise it will block.

Standard drywall vs. QuietRock

  • A standard drywall application has an STC rating of 39, while the top-performing version of QuietRock has an STC rating of 80.

Installation

  • QuietRock installs in the same manner as traditional drywall and does not require any special tools or knowledge.

Finishing

  • QuietRock can be finished and painted just like traditional drywall.

Different models

  • QuietRock is available in nine models, depending on the application, desired STC rating and budget.

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