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Our Church is about to remodel our worship space. We are a

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Our Church is about to remodel our worship space. We are a contemporary Church with a live band every week. Question: Is carpet better for acoustics in our situation or treated concrete? We have a small worship space and it seems like treated concrete is better for letting sibilance ring out which is what we really want for sound in our worship space.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
I can help
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Greater mass will always provide better acoustic separation, so concrete will definitely do a better job
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok followup question: Would that still apply even with the room being 2800 square feet? It's 56 feet long by 50 feet wide.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
More mass = better sound absorption
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Great! One more question. I apologize if this one seems kind of dumb but I really don't know the answer: What does 'more mass' mean?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Heavier, denser construction material. 6" of concrete is much more mass than 8" of wood
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok cool. But we are talking about carpet versus treated concrete in our situation not wood versus concrete. Same answer still in that scenario, right?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
I was just showing a comparison of masses
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

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