Sound Engineered Drywall (SED-AM), Shear Panel, Subfloor Products — by Supress Products

Planning/Design for Your Project

For the best soundproofing results in your project, please consider the following:

Air and structure-borne sound are very aggressive in nature and tend to spread out through a building’s structure. Open attic areas and plenums above acoustical ceilings allow sound to travel through «flanking» the walls below. For example, to suppress the unwanted sound you perceive as coming through a common wall, you may need to extend your coverage to the adjacent hard flooring surfaces, walls, and ceilings including soffits or other architectural elements.

Wall, floor and ceiling penetrations create paths for sound. Make sure that any openings for recessed lighting, audio speakers, electrical outlets, fire sprinklers, etc. are fully sealed, otherwise sound energy may pass through these areas, reducing overall acoustic performance. Doors and windows also create paths for unwanted sound. Remediate or specify the appropriate assembly for the performance desired.

Suppressing sound or noise traveling through walls made of concrete, concrete block, brick or similar materials may require a narrow stand-off such as furring strips or lightweight metal studs in the assembly for maximum acoustic performance. Please discuss the details of your specific application with a Supress representative.

How to Order Supress Sound-Engineered Drywall*

Supress Sound-Engineered Drywall in 4′ x 8′ panels:

Product/Application

  • 1/2″ SED1248—Remodel/Upgrade from Apartment to Condo specs
  • 5/8″ SED5848—New Construction/Remodel/Commercial Upgrade
  • 3/4″ SED3448—Home Theater/Conference Rooms/Medical Facility (HIPAA)/Music Rehearsal Areas
  • 1″ SED4448—Professional Recording Studio/Digital Theater/Concert Hall

Supress Sound-Engineered Drywall is also available in 4′ x 6′ (Limited/elevator access urban remodel), 4′ x 9′, 4′ x 10′ and 4′ x 12′ panel sizes in 1/2″ and 5/8″ thicknesses for production applications.

*Supress panels are factory-fabricated, composed of a proprietary core encased in heavy natural-finish face paper on each side. The face paper is folded around the long edges to reinforce and protect the core, and the ends are square-cut and finished smooth. Long edges of panels are tapered, allowing joints to be reinforced and concealed with standard joint compound and tape.

How to Install Supress Sound-Engineered Drywall

Supress Sound-Engineered Drywall panels can be cut with a standard utility knife, eliminating the need for special tools, techniques and the installation headaches often associated with other acoustical panels made with metal and/or ceramic layers.

Supress can also be easily cut with standard commercial drywall routers and saws.

Measure the space and cut the panel to size, minimizing the gaps between panels and with other surfaces. Due to the aggressive nature of air- and structure-borne sound, Supress recommends a contiguous application of Supress Sound-Engineered Drywall on all surfaces: Walls-from floor to ceiling and with 100% coverage on ceilings, boxing-in recessed lighting, audio speaker fixtures, etc. with the same thickness of Supress. Every gap between the panels and any cut-outs or penetrations for electrical outlets, pipes, fire sprinkler nozzles, etc. should be sealed with Supress Acoustical Sealant.

After cutting, just place the Supress panel.

After placing the panel in the correct position, use standard drywall screws, of the appropriate length for the material and job, to attach the panel. Supress has detailed instructions available in many languages in our «Downloads Library» .

It’s that easy.

Planning/Design for Your Project

For the best soundproofing results in your project, please consider the following:

Air and structure-borne sound are very aggressive in nature and tend to spread out through a building’s structure. Open attic areas and plenums above acoustical ceilings allow sound to travel through «flanking» the walls below. For example, to suppress the unwanted sound you perceive as coming through a common wall, you may need to extend your coverage to the adjacent hard flooring surfaces, walls, and ceilings including soffits or other architectural elements.

Wall, floor and ceiling penetrations create paths for sound. Make sure that any openings for recessed lighting, audio speakers, electrical outlets, fire sprinklers, etc. are fully sealed, otherwise sound energy may pass through these areas, reducing overall acoustic performance. Doors and windows also create paths for unwanted sound. Remediate or specify the appropriate assembly for the performance desired.

Suppressing sound or noise traveling through walls made of concrete, concrete block, brick or similar materials may require a narrow stand-off such as furring strips or lightweight metal studs in the assembly for maximum acoustic performance. Please discuss the details of your specific application with a Supress representative.

How to Order Supress Sound-Engineered Drywall*

Supress Sound-Engineered Drywall in 4′ x 8′ panels:

Product/Application

  • 1/2″ SED1248—Remodel/Upgrade from Apartment to Condo specs
  • 5/8″ SED5848—New Construction/Remodel/Commercial Upgrade
  • 3/4″ SED3448—Home Theater/Conference Rooms/Medical Facility (HIPAA)/Music Rehearsal Areas
  • 1″ SED4448—Professional Recording Studio/Digital Theater/Concert Hall

Supress Sound-Engineered Drywall is also available in 4′ x 6′ (Limited/elevator access urban remodel), 4′ x 9′, 4′ x 10′ and 4′ x 12′ panel sizes in 1/2″ and 5/8″ thicknesses for production applications.

*Supress panels are factory-fabricated, composed of a proprietary core encased in heavy natural-finish face paper on each side. The face paper is folded around the long edges to reinforce and protect the core, and the ends are square-cut and finished smooth. Long edges of panels are tapered, allowing joints to be reinforced and concealed with standard joint compound and tape.

How to Install Supress Sound-Engineered Drywall

Supress Sound-Engineered Drywall panels can be cut with a standard utility knife, eliminating the need for special tools, techniques and the installation headaches often associated with other acoustical panels made with metal and/or ceramic layers.

Supress can also be easily cut with standard commercial drywall routers and saws.

Measure the space and cut the panel to size, minimizing the gaps between panels and with other surfaces. Due to the aggressive nature of air- and structure-borne sound, Supress recommends a contiguous application of Supress Sound-Engineered Drywall on all surfaces: Walls-from floor to ceiling and with 100% coverage on ceilings, boxing-in recessed lighting, audio speaker fixtures, etc. with the same thickness of Supress. Every gap between the panels and any cut-outs or penetrations for electrical outlets, pipes, fire sprinkler nozzles, etc. should be sealed with Supress Acoustical Sealant.

After cutting, just place the Supress panel.

After placing the panel in the correct position, use standard drywall screws, of the appropriate length for the material and job, to attach the panel. Supress has detailed instructions available in many languages in our «Downloads Library» .

It’s that easy.

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