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Gym goers are notoriously noisy! whether in a gym or a cross-training box.
Without acoustic remedies, gyms are among the noisiest industries due to the noise of people walking around, the sound of weights falling, and even the hum of equipment and air conditioning. Additionally, if a tiny gym or fitness studio is located on the first floor, all of this noise may annoy the people who live next door, creating problems for the gym’s owners.
How then can gyms be built without bothering the whole block! There’s also the issue of the noise level inside the gym, this doesn’t want to be at a level that disturbs the members.
We explain how to eliminate noise and vibration in your gym so that your clients may exercise comfortably, without upsetting your neighbors!
“To make sure that gyms are quiet, you must plan ahead. Soundproofing and sound absorption in construction are essential when working on a gym project, whether it’s a room the size of a basketball court, or just a modest workout area” quoted by Mr. Tim, an experienced fitness expert from Gym Flooring Dubai.
With soundproofing and sound absorption methods built into the walls themselves, a lot of the outdoor noise that might annoy other areas of a building, such an adjacent classroom or a neighbor, may be anticipated and reduced.
It’s a good idea to start by erecting walls around the idea to block out sound. Depending on how a designer or builder wishes to achieve this sound reduction, a wide range of goods, from sealants to paints, can help.
Work on the Flooring
The problems caused by sound transmission through gym flooring can many, from the noise made by jumping to the impact of weights. Since you can’t tell the people doing Olympic lifts in the gym to not drop weights, what can you do?
Floors can be prepared with acoustic treatments to either lessen the noise made by athletes’ contact with the surface or to help minimize the quantity of sound passing through at a lower level.
What do we suggest, a great option is SBR rubber of at least 20mm as well as the top layer flooring of 8mm or more.
If you really want to do complete sound deadening then you will also need two layers of 10mm underlay added. This will pretty much guarantee no noise can be heard on the floor below.
Control Your Air-conditioning Mechanism
Gyms must be kept cool or warm throughout the winter, thus air conditioning system ventilation is crucial. However, these air conditioning units can be very noisy, which makes a lot of noise in the gym. Additionally, the ductwork and ventilation’s hard metal might offer more solid surfaces for sound to reflect, leading to bewildering echoes. Due to inefficiency, heating ducts and pipes in the walls may create noise during the winter months in addition to heat loss.