Rubber is an excellent soundproofing material because of its solid structure and ability to dissipate sound and vibration. Soundproofing with rubber is ideal for those who may be living in an apartment with another unit below them or for homes with thinner walls. This unique quality of rubber comes from the composition of rubber itself. Rubber naturally has a degree of shock absorbing qualities that can help reduce the amount of noise produced by falling objects, vibrations, or even pounding noises from walking or exercising.
Due to rubber’s high tensile strength and low compression set, rubber is able to cushion the blow of impacts and return to its original form without damage. When a vibrating object is on a rubber mat, the rubber works to evenly distribute the vibrations across the surface of the mat to dissipate and reduce the noise created by the vibrations. Furthermore, rubber will prevent objects from hitting the surface of the floor and creating loud noises. Rubber mats used for sound dampening can be used both commercially and residentially for a distraction-free workplace or for a peaceful home environment.