How to Use Bricks to Sound Proof a Room

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How to Use Bricks to Sound Proof a Room
Brick insulates while providing a unique appearance. (old brick wall with half distroyed brick image by Cherry-Merry from

Soundproofing equipment such as panels and foam insulators can be expensive and unsightly. Using bricks to soundproof a room can be decorative as well as functional, and less expensive than other options. Soundproofing allows you to record music or other audio work without background interference. You can listen to music or movies at high volumes without disturbing your neighbours, or practice playing an instrument without fear of other people judging your abilities.

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Things you need

  • Brick tiles
  • Thin-set brick adhesive

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  1. 1

    Remove all items from the walls and floor of the room.

  2. 2

    Spread the thin-set brick adhesive on the wall in a four-foot-long strip tall enough for one row of brick tiles. Place brick tiles against the adhesive on the wall, leaving a small gap between each tile.

  3. 3

    Repeat this process until you reach the end of the wall.

  4. 4

    Spread another four-foot-long layer of thin-set adhesive above the first line of bricks. Place the first brick so that its centre is on top of the place where the two bricks below it touch.

  5. 5

    Repeat this process for the entire wall, laying the brick tiles in four-foot sections from one end of the wall to the other.

  6. 6

    Fill any empty spots left in the wall with half-sized brick tiles.

  7. 7

    Repeat the brick tiling process for the room's remaining walls.

Tips and warnings

  • Bricks attach best to clay or concrete walls. However, as long as your room and home have a sturdy foundation, you can add bricks to almost any wall.

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