Hotels, office buildings, and condominiums can benefit from the acoustic-deadening properties of spray foam.
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SPF IN INTERIOR WALLS
Interior walls in commercial buildings can
benefit from SPF in a number of ways,
including noise reduction and isolating
specific areas of the building from
Conference rooms, executive offices and
human resource departments are all areas
in commercial office buildings where
sound mitigation is critical in order to
maintain a professional atmosphere.
Open cell spray foam has strong sound
reduction properties, often employed
in recording studios to mitigate sound
intrusion. Reducing sound transmission
within a commercial building is also
important in manufacturing facilities,
like bookbinderies, that operate noise-generating machinery. Other buildings
that could benefit from noise reduction
between interior walls include hospitals,
hotels, and schools.
Another successful application for SPF
in interior walls of commercial buildings
is in industrial settings, where air quality
issues can impact adjacent workspaces.
Manufacturing facilities that generate
airborne toxins or pollutants need to be
isolated from the administrative areas of
the building. This can include automotive
repair, paint and body shops, chemical
companies and printing facilities where
paper dust is generated.
SPF IN FLOORS
Similar to the challenges of interior walls,
floors can benefit from reduced noise
transmission and air infiltration when
SPF is applied. This is especially true in
office buildings and hotels, where sound
transmission through the floor can be