THE BATTLE OF THE BEST:
If you are reading this article then I would guess that you have even the slightest bit of idea about what soundproofing is. And just in case, you don’t, there is nothing to worry about. I will be going through all you need to know. In addition, if you have any extra queries about soundproofing solutions you can go through my other articles. You will be able to learn a lot and I can assure you that. You can also write to me your questions and queries as well. I will try our best to answer them.
Now, coming back to today’s topic of knowing which is the best sound deadening material, I cannot just say straight away who the winner is. There are some things that you would want to go through first.
THE UTTER BRILLIANCE AND MAGIC OF SOUND DEADENING MATS:
You might know that there are many different types of soundproofing materials out there. Acoustic foam panels, door seals, carpets and what not. However, one part of soundproofing that often goes unnoticed is sound deadening mats. These are probably the most underrated type of soundproofing material that is available out there. So what are these mats? And what do they really do?
Firstly, you will have to know that in the midst of so many different soundproofing materials out there, FatMat and Dynamat are the best ones. And they are also very different. If you look at most soundproofing materials out there, you will notice that they are very bulky, heavy and extremely difficult to install. However, this is not the case with sound deadening materials. Mats are very thin and lightweight. And thanks to their ease of access and use. They can be used to soundproof anything anywhere. Starting from your bedroom, office, ceiling, and automobile as well. It is just that versatile. Now, you may have questions and queries that how can such lightweight and thin mats be able to block out noise? Well, don’t judge it by its appearance. Thanks to the way these mats and built and the capabilities that they have. Blocking out the noise and keeping a calm environment is what these mats specialize in.
Another thing to consider is the aesthetics part. As much as everyone might say, you might very well not like the appearance of other soundproofing materials such as acoustic foams. And that is pretty much okay. However, when it comes to sound deadening mats, they are so low key and minimal, that you won’t have to worry about the looks and color schemes at all.
As you can already guess from the title above, I will be talking about the competition between FatMats and Dynamat. You may ask, that if there are so many different types of materials out there then why am I just talking about only two? Yes, there might be many sound deadening materials out there, but all of them are not nearly as good as these two. They are the best in the market. So without wasting any time, let’s take a look at them.
FatMat vs Dynamat:
1. FatMat Self-Adhesive RattleTrap Sound Deadener Pack:
A common problem for many people who are new to soundproofing is the installation process. As easy as it may sound, some soundproofing materials are not that easy to install. Especially when you don’t have the right tools available. Luckily, the FatMat Self-Adhesive RattleTrap Sound Deadener Pack comes with an installation kit that includes a roller, knife, the mat itself and a control decal. So you won’t need to get anything extra. Being soundproofing mats, these are extremely thick and strong. And this is necessary because without that it won’t be able to block out the noise. The mats are around 80 mils thick and have super stick adhesive that is very strong. Making it ideal to use on automobiles, homes, trucks and what not.
A unique and different thing about FatMats that many don’t know is its ability to damp down vibrations. No matter how hard or intense the vibration might be, these mats will take care of it easily. Many hesitate to use such mats on their cars as they think that the heat of the engine and other parts may ruin the car and cause damage mixed with the mats. However, you won’t be facing this while using FatMats. Thanks to its heat-resistant aluminum coating, it can assure you that you are always safe, secure and peaceful inside your car.
2. Dynamat Thick Self-Adhesive Sound Deadener:
Now, let’s talk about the other heavyweight in the division of soundproofing mats. That being the Dynamat Thick Self-Adhesive Sound Deadener. Lookswise and functions they both are the same, to be honest. However, there are still some slight differences. The very first being, that you will need to pay extra for the installation kit. So that’s a minus for Dynamat. However, keeping that aside these mats are still very good. And that is because of their performance. As these sheets contain high tack permanent adhesive, it will be able to block out all sorts of noise. Just like FatMats, this is also aluminum coated and heat resistant. Making it a very safe option to use in cars. And not only that. Being flexible, these mats can be used anywhere you like. Anywhere you want. Size won’t also be much of an issue all. As these mats come in many different sizes.
Overall, if you ask me I would say that both these mats are equally good. And they will surely help you get an enhanced soundproofing solution. However, if you still want us to suggest one single winner. Then I would tell you to go for FatMats. Keeping in mind the price, features, and everything in mind, FatMats would be more value for the money buy. Apart from all this. you can also check out the uxcell Sound Proofing Insulation Deadener Mat (click here to view it on Amazon). They are quite similar to FatMats and Dynamats and will surely serve you well.