How to Soundproof Your Exercise Room

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If you have a home exercise room, or you plan on building one, it is a good idea to soundproof the room. Soundproofing will help eliminate excess noise that travels throughout the rest of the house. Soundproofing also helps to keep the noise level down in the room itself, which improves communication when you work out with a partner. It is not difficult to soundproof a room, and you can probably do it in just one afternoon.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • Soundproofing foam
  • Razor knife
  • Double sided foam adhesive tape
  • Measure the room. Use a tape measure to calculate the length and width of the floor, and all of the walls in the exercise room. Measure the ceiling if you plan on adding soundproofing material there as well.

  • Decide on the type of soundproofing material you want to use. You can find soundproofing foam in many musical supply stores. There are also companies that make soundproofing foam material specifically for gyms and exercise areas. Shop for foam on the internet if you cannot find it in your area.

  • Ask the company that sells the soundproofing material if it will cut the material to size. If not, you will have to cut the material yourself.

  • Purchase enough soundproofing foam to cover the area you wish to soundproof.

  • Remove any equipment from the floor of the exercise room. Take down any pictures or posters hanging on the walls of the room. Cut the material to size with a razor knife.

  • Apply adhesive tape or brush-on adhesive to the back of the soundproofing foam. The foam may come with its own adhesive, but if not, you can use double-sided foam tape.

  • Place the soudproofing foam on the floor first, if you are indeed soundproofing the floor.

  • Align the soundproofing foam with the walls, and push the foam against the wall until it sticks in place. Ask a friend to help you hang the foam along the walls, especially if you are working with long pieces.

  • Repeat the process until all of the surfaces are covered with soundproofing material. Place all of your exercise equipment back into the room.

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