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Home Usage

Your home is your domain. It’s a safe place to relax and unwind, and can provide plenty of opportunities for you to express yourself. Don’t let loud appliances, ductwork, or other sources of unwanted noise get in your way. FatMat products have wide application across the home and are a great way to customize your living spaces.

From a luxe home theater, a tech-centric studio space, or a quiet retreat to rest or get work done, the throughline is the need for sound control. Whether you’re keeping sound in or need to stop noise at the door, FatMat, Rattletrap, and Mega Mat will help you to achieve that goal.

When you’re looking to control sound in your home, it’s worth investigating our top three soundproofing and insulating products:

  • FatMat is our flagship product. It’s a meaningful addition to your sound-proofing efforts, measuring in at 50 mil of nominal rubberized compound.

  • Rattle Trap Super Stick is unlike any other sound-deadening mat. Its patented super seal formula will stick to just about any surface and stay put indefinitely.

  • Mega Mat is our deluxe option. It’s our thickest sound-deadening product and is a true rubberized butyl compound. 

Every FatMat product will help to put an end to annoying rattles and noise, the effects of extreme temperatures, and dramatically improve your home’s atmosphere. Selections are available in a variety of sheet sizes and bulk packs for your convenience.

living / work spaces

Whether you’re indulging a creative passion, stepping out as an at-home entrepreneur, bringing the office home, or looking for a peaceful space to relax and recoup, FatMat has solutions for you. No matter how you’re working or living in your home, privacy, quietude, and a comfortable environment are vital elements. And with the help of FatMat soundproofing products you can afford to make your home a more functional and peaceful place to get things done.

Soundproofing & Insulating Any Room

PROBLEM: Does your garage double as a rehearsal space or production station? Are you building inventory for your metalworking or carpentry business in your basement workshop? Maybe you’re working from home, often vocalizing sensitive information or operating at odd hours. Are you a content creator trying to film in a shared space? Or is your bedroom or study zone next to the busiest room in the house? 

Any of these situations calls for the ultimate in sound control, and low-tech attempts just won’t cut it. But besides dealing with or generating excess noise, spaces could also be exposed to more extreme environmental conditions and resulting temperature fluctuations. Uncomfortable heat or cold can make it difficult to operate equipment or to maintain good working and living conditions.

SOLUTION: FatMat products like Rattletrap and Mega Mat help to put an end to annoying rattles and noise, provide thermal insulation, and dramatically affect the sound control in any space within the home. Adding FatMat’s proprietary soundproofing mats within walls and on ceilings, floors, and doors can create a highly effective barrier and keep sound where it belongs. 

entertainment areas

Soundproofing Your Home Theater, Gaming Room, or Sound Studio

PROBLEM: Have you ever had a neighbor or someone else in your house complain about the noise levels coming from your home theater or other entertainment zone? This seems to be a common dilemma, considering that a decent set of TV speakers can reach levels of 110 decibels. Drywall only prevents about 40 dB of noise transfer, so the other 70 dB is left to travel through the floors, ceiling, and walls of your home. Add in top-notch sound equipment and the disruption could be far worse.

Disturbing others while trying to enjoy your favorite show, gaming time, or jam session is every audiophile’s nightmare – it takes the fun right out!

FATMAT SOLUTION: Our mats’ sound-dampening properties will stop the transference of sound from one room to another as it’s absorbed by the material itself. So lining your home theater, gaming, or studio walls, floor, and sound equipment with our FatMat and RattleTrap sound-deadening materials will enable you to revel in an immersive entertainment experience without needlessly aggravating neighbors or family. Plus, you’ll boost the sound quality of your audio system in the process – major win!

How to Apply FatMat & RattleTrap Products to Your Home Theater

WALLS. Adding mass to walls prevents sound from travelling through them. But simply hanging carpets, heavy drapes, or additional layers of drywall will not resolve the issue of sound transference. Soundproofing materials are most effective when they are hidden within the walls, and the heavier the material, the better.

FatMat and RattleTrap mats are ideal sound-deadening materials with which to line the drywall’s interior. It’s easiest to install FatMat when building a new space, but if drywall is already in place you can just remove existing drywall, adhere our product to the back of the drywall, and then re-hang and finish it. The thick, rubberized material will absorb vibrations and sound well before they get the chance to travel through the home.

FLOOR. Floors are one of the biggest and often overlooked culprits for sound transference. They’re susceptible to both impact and airborne noise. If your entertainment space is on a second or third floor, vibrations will easily pass through the floor to rooms below.

The best solution is to lay custom carpet with a thick, soundproof underlayment, but this specialty carpeting can be prohibitively expensive. A more affordable alternative is to adhere our FatMat and RattleTrap sound-deadening materials to the underside of your carpeting in order to achieve maximum sound absorption. If you have hardwood floors and don’t want to install carpeting, large, thick rugs with FatMat sound-deadening materials adhered to the underside will achieve the same extra soundproofing with some added slip resistance built right in. 

SOUND EQUIPMENT. If your entertainment zone audio system includes floor-standing surround sound speakers and/or subwoofers, intense vibrations will pass right through floors to the level below. To prevent that noisy energy transfer you can adhere a section of our FatMat or RattleTrap sound-deadening mats to the underside of each speaker and subwoofer.

UTILITY SPACES

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!

Soundproofing HVAC Systems

PROBLEM:

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.

FATMAT SOLUTION:

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 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.

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