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Shut out the noise without compromising on style!

Feb 14, 2020

Acoustic doors help to reduce noise and vibrations from one room to another. They are used in a wide range of industries and sectors and are available in different decibel (dB) ratings to cater to the requirements and needs of each individual project.

All parts of a building need to be considered when installing acoustics doors. If walls, floors and ceilings have not been considered in a buildings overall acoustic strategy, it wouldn’t matter how good the door was at blocking out the noise, sound would still be able to travel through.

So, what makes a door an acoustic door?

An acoustic door is achieved in 2 ways:

  1. Density of the door itself

Increasing the density of a door leaf with specialist sound absorbing materials makes it harder for sound to travel through. The density would depend on the level of acoustic performance required.

  1. Sealing

Seals can be added to the door head, jamb, hinges and threshold to block air paths so that sound cannot pass through.

Glass Vision Panels

Acoustic doors that require a vision panel need a specific type of glass to ensure the door meets the acoustic rating required. Acoustic glass uses a high-quality laminate in various thicknesses, depending on the acoustic rating required. Acoustic glass controls noise by:

  • Reflecting sound back towards the source
  • Absorbing the noise energy

Different types of acoustic doors

Stemkos internal acoustic doors are available in timber or steel with many different variations and finishes possible. Just because a door is being used for another purpose, other than to get in and out of a room, it doesn’t mean that you must sacrifice on design and style. A door can be a feature to a room rather than trying to make them blend in with surrounding elements.

Steel doors can achieve a much higher acoustic rating than timber. Steel acoustic doors are popular in areas such as Police Interview Rooms where discretion is paramount. Steel acoustic doors are commonly used in high traffic areas because as well as being superb at reducing noise from room to room, they are also known for their fantastic durability.

Where are acoustic doors commonly used?

We supply and install acoustic doors for many projects in different sectors and for a variety of reasons.

Here are some examples where acoustic doors are used

  • Meeting rooms
  • Police interview rooms, healthcare examination rooms
  • Libraries, schools & universities

Whatever design elements and acoustic performance is needed on the doors for your project, we have the perfect door solution for you.