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Wood vs. Masonite for quietnness

Posted by Clogh2014 (My Page) on
Thu, Jan 30, 14 at 3:16

We are replacing all the hollow core doors in our house with wood doors. The door to our bedroom is right off the family room and kitchen, so sound proofing for quietness is important. Will wood do the job or should we be looking at another kind of door?


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RE: Wood vs. Masonite for quietnness

What kind of door is it? paneled, flush? If paneled, the best door is 1 3/4" thick routed cellular PVC with a perimeter sound seal and a drop seal at the floor. Expensive but very sound resistant. Make sure a door undercut is not required for air return for a forced air HVAC system.


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RE: Wood vs. Masonite for quietnness

I think the best and the cheapest available option would be a standard exterior door having gaskets around the edges, the seal at the threshold. It is 10x heavier than a standard interior hollow core door...you will notice a difference. Check them online, you will get various deals associated too.


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