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Sound dampening door

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My office reno is done to the point where I'm now looking into (interior) doors. I spent a lot of time and money soundproofing the room and don't want to diminish diminish the effort at this point.

I do, however, need to go with 32" paneled doors. Two doors will create a sound dampening air space, but there is a laundry room between the two doors just outside my office door. (I may have to go S.C. non-paneled with that one, but I'd really prefer not to...).

I know they make solid core paneled doors. Are these better for sound? I'm trying to balance sound dampening with appearance. ANy other suggestions (I'll be addressing the threshold issue as well).

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I can't say for certain, however, the solid core door should have a lesser STC rating via it solid nature.

If you look at stud walls comparisons, steel stud walls (i.e. less material and less solid) out perform wood framed walls.
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I can't imagine the characters any real perceptible sound mitigation difference between a paneled and on paneled slab.

Hollow versus foamcore will probably make a more impactful difference in the sound mitigation.
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