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  • 11 Feb
    by Eric Pollard
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    Choosing Your Sound Door Wisely – Avoiding Misleading Claims

    We manufacture our own line of soundproof doors, known as IsoDoor and IsoDoor HD, entirely in-house here at IsoStore. These doors have been tested as inoperable slabs (puttied into a space the size of the slab), as fully operable individual doors, and in fully operable communicating assemblies. Testing took place over a period of 6 […]

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  • 13 Jan
    by Eric Pollard
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    Building An Isolation Platform or Basic Floating Floor, Part 2

    The New Style of Isolation Platform With the addition of the GenieMat FF Modular to our product line, we now have a new way to build a proper isolation platform or floating floor. The picture below shows a platform built to isolate a washer and dryer. The base of this platform is three consecutive layers […]

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  • 5 Jan
    by Eric Pollard
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    Taking Care of Footfall Isolation Efficiently

    Decoupling the ceiling below is typically the best way to deal with footfall transfer between two floors and even for isolating airborne transfer. Damping alone with products like Green Glue Compound or QuietRock will not do the trick. They just won’t. Instead you need to insulate the joist space with basic fiberglass insulation, put up […]

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  • 31 Dec
    by Eric Pollard
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    Triple Leaf Effect: What Is It?

    What Is A Triple Leaf Effect? To a view graphics along with this article, we recommend reading it on our site here at isostore.com/concept/triple-leaf-effect-retrofit-installation. A triple leaf partition has two air cavities rather than the typical one air cavity. Similarly, a quadruple leaf partition has three air cavities. Triple and quadruple leafs are most often […]

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  • 1 Jul
    by Eric Pollard
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    Building An Isolation Platform Or Basic Floating Floor

    Floating floors are very complicated, but you can accomplish quite a bit in small areas with basic framing and a couple isolation products. This method and testimonial should provide some guidance

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  • 7 Apr
    by Eric Pollard
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    Basic Concepts of Sound Isolation

    There are lots of products on the market that do not work for very simple reasons. The issue with these products is usually the simplicity of the product. Read this article to learn more about what products need to be able to accomplish to actually isolate sound.

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  • 7 Mar
    by Eric Pollard
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    Like Having A Freeway Running Right Through My Living Room

    Every passing car and truck is a reminder of why you were able to purchase your place for such a low price. Dealing with exterior noise is obviously a very common issue–especially for those living in major metropolitan areas. There are all sorts of products and wall constructions that can severely reduce exterior noise, but if you don’t treat the weakest points then you will end up with one expensive (and still pretty noisy) exterior wall.

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