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Something we realised right away upon purchasing our new inn was that sound traveled from one room to the other in our suites without impediment. That’s not good! It turns out that mere plywood stood between the walls and we found that we could speak to each other through them without raising our voices. So what to do? The solution lies in sandwiching green glue between two layers of drywall.

green-glue

Green glue is non toxic to both people and the environment. It acts as a viscoelastic damping mechanism when placed between two other rigid materials. It converts sound vibrations into heat, thus eliminating noise. Makes perfect sense doesn’t it? Well maybe not. The point is it works!

At our serene bed and breakfast, it is important to eliminate sound from one room to the other so that guests can enjoy the tranquil setting we strive to achieve. Below is a picture of the green glue being installed by Greg and his cousin Steve. It’s amazing how something so simple, so affordable, (compared to other soundproofing methods we researched), and so eco-friendly can work. And, it really is colored green!

Applying Green Glue to back of sheetrock

Applying Green Glue to back of sheetrock

Hanging the Sheetrock

Hanging the Sheetrock

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