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Is Rockwool Good for Acoustic Treatment?

Is Rockwool Good for Acoustic Treatment?

Rockwool, which is also called mineral wool, is called as such because it is actually melted down rocks that are aired and spun until it becomes cotton-candy like fiber strands, which are then compressed into thick, dense mats. Some people use it for its purported sound deadening and acoustic capabilities.

Rockwool is made from non-directional fibers that trap airborne noise, making it a good choice for acoustic treatment. While the performance for sound absorption is remarkable, Rockwool is not easy to work with as it irritates the skin and lungs.

If you are interested in adding to the acoustics inside a room, Rockwool is a good product to do so although there are better options out there. In this article, we will discuss how to install Rockwool inside a room, how much it will cost to do so, and look at some better options for acoustic treatment inside a room.

Luckily, Rockwool is quite easy to work with since it is able to be cut down to size so that it may fit into space it is needed to fill; this cutting can be done with a standard serrated knife or handsaw.

Rockwool is good for sound dampening but is mostly prized for its other qualities, which include:

· Fire-resistant up to about 1,400 degrees

· Water repellant

· Very insulating of heat

· Very durable and takes a long time to degrade

· Resistant to mold, since it allows moisture to escape