Soundproofing FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions


At Shush, we have compiled and answered a list of frequently asked soundproofing questions. If you have a soundproofing question that isn’t listed here, get in touch and we will add it to our site along with a comprehensive answer.

What is Soundproofing?

Soundproofing is blocking or reducing noise from entering your home, work or other premises or preventing noise leaving your building. In practical terms, soundproofing is using products and techniques to reduce or absorb noise and sounds.

Soundproofing is therefore related to noise and noise reduction.

How does Soundproofing work?

Soundproofing works in one of three ways; blocking noise, stopping sound vibrations or by absorbing sound. When soundproofing, you can use materials to block, stop or absorb sound and noise.

Soundproofing can block noise from entering a property or room or it can work to block noise from leaving a room or premises. Sound reduction is also an effective technique where complete soundproofing isn’t possible.

You can read more about soundproofing, what it is and how you can implement it on our, ‘Soundproofing – What is it?’ post on our site here.

And you can browse our wall soundproofing, floor soundproofing, ceiling soundproofing and other soundproofing products.

What is sound absorption? And what is sound insulation? And is there a difference?

This is a question that we get asked a lot and there is a simple explanation.

In Sound absorption, materials are used to minimise the reflection of airborne sound by converting sound energy to heat through a frictional process in the absorber.

In Sound insulation, materials are used to minimise the transmission of airborne sound, e.g. from one room to another via a sound insulating wall.

If you would like to learn more about both techniques, please read our blog on this topic.

Can you soundproof a party wall?

The answer is yes, you can soundproof a party wall. We offer a full range of wall soundproofing products that can be used to soundproof a party wall. And we have created a full blog which explains the process of soundproofing a party wall.

How do you soundproof soil and waste pipes?

When it comes to achieving a peaceful and harmonious environment, soundproofing plays a crucial role. However, one area often overlooked is the soundproofing of soil and waste pipes in buildings. Unwanted noise from these pipes can disrupt the tranquility of your space, but fear not, Tecsound FT55-AL is here to save the day! In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the wonders of Tecsound FT55-AL and how it can effectively soundproof soil and waste pipes, ensuring a noise-free and serene atmosphere in your home or office.


Tecsound FT55 soundproofing for soil and waste pipes



Understanding the Importance of Soundproofing Soil & Waste Pipes

 Before delving into Tecsound FT55-AL, let’s understand why soundproofing soil and waste pipes is vital. These pipes carry wastewater from various sources, such as sinks and toilets, and can create unpleasant noise when water rushes through them. Soundproofing these pipes not only prevents bothersome noise but also adds an extra layer of privacy to your living or working space.

Introducing Tecsound FT55-AL

 Tecsound FT55-AL is a high-performance self-adhesive acoustic membrane specifically designed to tackle soundproofing challenges. It boasts an aluminum surface combined with a viscoelastic core, making it an excellent choice for sound dampening and vibration reduction. The superior construction of Tecsound FT55-AL ensures optimal acoustic results while being easy to install, making it a popular choice for both professionals and DIY enthusiasts.

How Tecsound FT55-AL Works

 Tecsound FT55-AL acts as a barrier to control airborne and impact sound transmission in soil and waste pipes. Its viscoelastic core absorbs and dissipates sound energy, significantly reducing noise propagation. Additionally, the aluminum surface helps to enhance the membrane’s overall durability, ensuring long-lasting soundproofing effectiveness.

Simple Installation Process

 One of the many advantages of Tecsound FT55-AL is its straightforward installation process. With minimal effort and no specialized tools required, you can complete the soundproofing project in no time, enjoying the benefits of reduced noise almost immediately.




Versatility and Effectiveness

 Tecsound FT55-AL is not limited to soil and waste pipes; its versatility extends to various applications. Whether you’re dealing with HVAC ducts, walls, or ceilings, this acoustic membrane is up for the challenge. Its high-density composition ensures exceptional noise reduction, making it a go-to solution for numerous soundproofing needs.

Tecsound FT55-AL is your ally in the quest for a quiet and serene home or workin