Re: Temporary Alternative to Boarding up Windows?
I beg to differ. In my experience, plaster (due to its hardness and density) tends to be more reflective rather than absorptive of sound as compared to gypsum drywall. What you may be speaking to is how it transmits sound: plaster is often more capable at blocking sound transmission between rooms than gypsum drywall is. A room with plaster walls is typically very "live."
Originally Posted by motoguy128
The acoustic reflectivity of plaster can be controlled with appropriate tapestries and placement of furniture, both soft-surfaced for absorption and hard-surfaced to break up standing wave reflections.
Of course, it depends on the materials used, the manner of installation, and skill of the installer. I rather like the "sound" of a plaster room.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.