Sound Insulation for Refrigerators

What is the problem? Koelkast isoleren
The compressor of refrigerators sometimes makes a whirring or humming sound. This problem can be amplified when a refrigerator is built in a some furniture. The compressor creates vibration that cause impact noise.

How to insulate Refrigerator noise?
Contact noise
The solution to resolve contact noise from the built-in refrigerator is to place the refrigerator on a grid of pieces Regufoam D300, 12 mm thick. Place some pieces, about 100 x 100 mm, on the bottom of the furniture and place a sheet of plywood or MDF on the Regufoam vibration insulation, and place the refrigerator on top of it. This plate distributes the pressure of the weight, 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 wall behind the fridge, or the furniture panel, with a sound absorber such as Acousticcell. Acousticcell is a self-adhesive sound absorbing foam with an oil- and moisture-proof protective top layer and can be cleaned with a damp cloth.

Applying Isomat TS against the walls of the furniture, you reduce the radiation of sound through the furniture panels. Isomat makes the furniture panels much heavier and insultes vibrations. Isomat is glued to the furniture with 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".

Here you find products to insulate a refrigerator

  1. Protective top layer resist dirt, oil and moisture.
    Acousticcell PU
    Dirt-resistant absorption foam
    • Sound absorbing acoustic foam
    • Automotive, Boats, Machine Noise 
    • Self Adhesive, Protective layer

    Starting at £28.01

    (incl. tax)
  2. Isomat TS
    Isomat TS
    Insulations for light materials/wood
    • Mass loaded vinyl
    • Soundproofing homes, vessels
    • For flat surfaces

    Starting at £26.15

    (incl. tax)
  3. Saba contactlijm
    Saba & Dasa
    Contact adhesive for acoustic materials
    • Universal contact adhesive
    • Fast Adhesion
    • In aerosol or can

    Starting at £11.48

    (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