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Topic # 224130 3-Nov-2017 21:50
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Hi all, just wondering what doors people put in their media room. I was thinking of a sound stop cavity slider Do they really make a difference and worth the additional cost over a normal cavity slider?. Any ideas would be appreciated , this is what I was looking at. Thanks

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  Reply # 1895003 3-Nov-2017 22:45
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Assuming the reason is sound proofing. Just stick 2 solid core doors on the same frame. But both opening away from eachover. And line the inside faces of each door with sound adsorbent foam. So when both doors are closed, you have the equivalent of Solid wood - Foam - Solid wood.


I can't see how a sliding door could possibly be better, as when the door is closed, you have an empty cavity that you can't fill with sound insulation. Unless the building design means that a cavity slider is the only option.

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  Reply # 1895113 4-Nov-2017 07:33
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i think the soundproofing is built into the cavity frame. I can do cavity or doors, I have two solid doors in the Plans, but didn’t think of opening them the other way from each other .The main reason I was rethinking about the cavity option was space, the room will be long but narrow 3020 wide and 6000 long with the doors at start of the room . How do you line the inside faces do you mean behind the door frame? . I know it won’t be completely soundproof but just want to reduce as much sound as possible.


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  Reply # 1895119 4-Nov-2017 08:11
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I would have thought that the first step would be improving the seals on the door (virtually none on a domestic interior door), before beefing up the door itself. Cavity sliders are relatively expensive, so you'll get more bang for your buck with a beefy hinged door and good seals. Could use something like this automatically closing bottom seal



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  Reply # 1895139 4-Nov-2017 09:23
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Don’t forget to have something that closes the gap under the door, too

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  Reply # 1897732 8-Nov-2017 19:13
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Thanks guys for all the advise going to cost up a few options

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