Shaon (遮音) – sound resistant, often used as a prefix before “kabe (wall)”, or “sheeto (sheet)”, etc. Being that it isn’t feasible to completely sound-proof a wall or room without turning it into a drum studio, a “shaon-kabe” or sound-resistant wall simply refers to one that contains one or more sound-retarding mechanisms, such as a layer of “shaon-sheeto”, or isolated wall stringers etc.

A common use of shaon-kabe in a conventional home is the wall between a bathroom and bedroom — for obvious reasons. See my article Soundproofing Walls and Room for Beginners for more information.

Sound Resistant Sheet

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