FatMat Sound-Deadening Products for Home Applications: Utility Spaces

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Some of the more practical and helpful features in our homes can be the loudest and most prone to unwanted noise and vibrations. Learn how you can use FatMat to make your home a quieter, more comfortable space.

The Dynamat Alternative for Soundproofing Your Laundry Room and Kitchen

PROBLEM: Are your kitchen appliances and laundry equipment so loud that you have to raise your voice or move to another room just to hold a normal phone conversation? Is the constant vibration and hum of your refrigerator irritating? When your appliances are running, do you have to increase the volume on your TV or stereo?

FATMAT SOLUTION: If so, then it’s time to soundproof your appliances with FatMat and RattleTrap sound-deadening materials. Your appliances may be noisier and more distracting than you realize. The average everyday conversation is 50-60 decibels. Below are the average noise levels of your home appliances:

  • Refrigerator = 50 dB
  • Dishwasher =  55-70 dB
  • Tumble dryer = 55-70 dB
  • Washing machine = 70-80 dB

Our products offer a simple, cost-effective solution for reducing the noise and vibrations of your washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator, and even metal sinks. Why spend hundreds of dollars on machine upgrades when you can soundproof your existing appliances? Make your older models as quiet as top-of-the-line equipment for a fraction of the cost!

The Dynamat Alternative for Soundproofing HVAC Systems


Even after soundproofing your walls, floor, appliances, and electronics with sound-deadening materials, irritating noise from your HVAC system can still seep into rooms through the ductwork. Air ducts channel both airborne noise and structure-borne noise. Simply installing covers over your vents, however, doesn’t address the source of the noise—namely your furnace or ducts—and also restricts airflow, preventing your HVAC system from providing adequate heating or cooling to your home. While replacing your existing ductwork with flexible ducts may help with noise reduction, doing so can be costly and complicated.


Applying FatMat and RattleTrap sound-deadening materials to your furnace unit itself and the interior of your HVAC ductwork can significantly reduce any echoes, popping, rattling, or vibrations you hear coming through the vents.* The acoustic foam in our mats acts as both an effective sound absorber and soundproofer. And thanks to their extreme durability and resistance, FatMat and RattleTrap are safe to use and will withstand heat from a running furnace. In fact, our mats also have insulating properties that can help reduce the loss of cooled or heated air through your ductwork, maximizing the efficiency of your HVAC system.

How to Apply FatMat & RattleTrap Products to Your Appliances & HVAC Ductwork

Our simple peel-and-stick application only takes a few minutes. Visit our dedicated installation webpage for a detailed, step-by-step guide. Here are some key details to know when using FatMat in various household applications:

DISHWASHER. Place our sound-deadening mats between the front panel and the interior dishwasher hardware. You can also replace the insulating blanket with our mats for extra soundproofing.

REFRIGERATOR. Adhere our sound-deadening mats to the exterior of your refrigerator on the top and back panels and underneath the base to reduce noisy vibrations, humming, and boost energy efficiency.

WASHING MACHINE & TUMBLE DRYER. Apply our sound-deadening mats on the floor beneath the machines, on the back panel, and on the sides. You could also remove the outer panels and adhere the mats to the interior of the cupboards that house your washing machine and tumble dryer if you’d prefer them to be hidden.

METAL SINKS. Adhere our sound-deadening mats to the underside of your metal utility or kitchen sink to reduce the noise caused by washing silverware, dishes, and other utensils.

FURNACES. Adhere our soundproofing mats to the interior-facing side of furnace panels. 

DUCTS. Apply FatMat and RattleTrap to the outside of exposed ducts and vents that are directly connected to your furnace, focusing only on ducts that channel the most noise.

FatMat & RattleTrap Products: Your Number One Choice for Soundproofing Your Home’s Utility Systems and Appliances

We all appreciate the efficiency and convenience of the machines that make household chores easier and help to regulate indoor temperatures. But we don’t always want the added noises, vibrations, and ambient heat that a washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator, metal sink, or HVAC system brings to the home. If you’re looking to quiet appliances and ductwork or keep temperature transfer to a minimum, FatMat Sound Control™ has solutions for you.

First, browse our selection of sound-dampening materials, which are available to order by the sheet or in bulk kits up to 200 ft². Then, contact us for assistance in choosing the right product and square footage to make your home a quieter, more peaceful space.

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*Certain loud, persistent noises may be an indication of serious or time-sensitive mechanical problems in your HVAC system. Soundproofing will only serve to mask these issues. Always consult with an HVAC professional before installing FatMat products.

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