polystyrene any good for soundproofing?

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  1. Ewan154

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    Is polystyrene any good for soundproofing? A friend told me is it
     
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    It's superb mate, I've got enough polystyrene ceiling tiles to cover 2 ceilings, I'll let you have them for FREE!! All you have to do is come and remove them (from 2 ceilings).
     
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    its a fire hazard, so its not recommended, and it hasnt enough mass to do a real number on transmission loss. Dense rockwool and fiberglass do far better
     
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    I suppose it depends on what you want to do with it. I have seen sheets used to soundproof computer cases. I've even seen those packing chips used as floor/ceiling insulation. It is a pretty effective thermal insulator, but rather less so in acoustical terms. Of course, this is a moot point when you consider the availability and low price of rockwool - which is effective both thermally and acoustically.
     
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    Thanks:thumbsup:
     
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    Completely and utterly useless. What are you trying to soundproof ?
     

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