If you have recently rented or bought an apartment in NYC you might consider whether you should invest in pressurized apartment walls.  Before you jump into this you should consider why you would want to use these walls and whether you are able to.  This is particularly important if you are renting the apartment.

What Are Pressurized Walls?

Before you look into using pressurized walls you need to understand what they are.  A pressurized wall is a temporary structure made from either sheet rock or plasterboard or metal.  The size of the wall panels can vary depending on the material that is being used.  The wall is created by using lattice strips to cover the joints and hollow core French style doors are generally used due to the weight.

Should You Use Pressurized Walls

If you have an apartment that you share with someone you may want to consider having pressurized walls to divide the space.  These walls are easy to install and can change one room into two quickly.  The primary benefit of these walls is that they offer each person the privacy they need in their home.  

If you have a large, open-plan apartment you might want to create rooms to make a cozier living space.  These walls are also ideal for this purpose as they are temporary and can be removed at any time.  If you change your mind over the layout you can always amend it later.

Space is not the only reason why you should consider these walls.  Pressurized walls can minimize outside noise if you live in a busy area.  Additionally, if your neighbors tend to make a lot of noise using these walls over the existing walls can help block them out.  The walls are able to block noise because they are pressurized against the ceiling and floor.  

Can You Use Pressurized Walls

Wanting to use pressurized walls and being able to are very different things.  If you own your apartment then you will have no problem is using these walls as you are able to do what you want to your property.  However, if you are renting then you will need to clear the use of pressurized walls with the agency or landlord first.

Photos & video of temporary room dividers provided by Wall 2 Wall NY

Most landlords will not have a problem with the use of these walls because they are temporary in nature.  However, they may question why you are putting them up and if you have someone living there who is not on the lease this could be a problem.  However, if you rented the apartment with a roommate then you should not have a problem getting the landlord to approve this.  

Having Them Installed

If you want to use pressurized walls and are able to, you should consider having the manufacturer install them.  Manufacturer installation is recommended as they will not leave any marks in the apartment and they can be contacted to remove them as well.  

The use of pressurized walls in apartments is increasing because of the benefits they offer to the people living in them.  It is possible to turn a one room apartment into two rooms and you can use them to block out noise.  As they are temporary you should not have to worry about the landlord not granting permission.