Sound Insulation for Refrigerators

What is the problem? Koelkast isoleren
The compressor of refrigerators sometimes makes a whirring or humming sound. This problem is certainly aggravated with a built-in refrigerator that stands inside a piece of furniture. The compressor creates vibration that cause impact noise. You will find the short version of the solution below. You will find an extensive version in our step-by-step plan.

What is the solution?
Contact sound
The solution to resolve contact noise from the built-in refrigerator is to place the refrigerator on a grid of Regufoam Strips. Place these strips on the bottom of the furniture with a sheet of plywood or MDF upon it and place the refrigerator on top of it. This plate distributes the pressure of the legs, so the decoupling is optimized and the refrigerator is floating and stable.

Airborne noise
You can reduce airborne noise (sounds from the refrigerator) by equipping the rear wall (or wall) of the furniture with Acusticab. Acusticab is a self-adhesive absorption plate provided with an oil and moisture-proof top layer and can be cleaned with a damp cloth.

Putting Isomat TS8 against the walls of the furniture, you reduce the radiation of sound through the furniture. Isomat makes the furniture board heavier and thus reduces vibrations in the board material. Isomat is glued to the furniture with Zettex contact glue. To see whether Isomat is necessary, push firmly against the furniture when the refrigerator turns on. If the resonance decreases while pushing, it is recommended to equip the furniture with Isomat TS8.

Step-by-step plan

On our tips page you will find the step-by-step plan "Making your refrigerator quieter".

Below you will find the products that are suitable for insulating the refrigerator

  1. Acousticcell PU
    Acousticcell PU
    Dirt-resistant absorption foam
    • Moisture and dirt repellent
    • Application including engine compartment
    • Hygienic areas

    Starting at £28.01

    (incl. tax)
  2. Isomat TS
    Isomat TS
    Insulations for light materials/wood
    • Mass loaded vinyl
    • Sound insulating
    • For flat surfaces

    Starting at £26.15

    (incl. tax)

Sound insulation and acoustics in your home
More information about device insulation, door insulation, floor insulation and reducing reverberation in your home can be found on the page Sound insulation and acoustics in your home