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Old 01-01-2009, 06:19 PM   #1
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How to sound proof home


I was wondering if anyone knows about sound proofing the ceiling/floors between your house. I am going to have roommates and the noise that travels between upstairs and downstairs is pretty loud. You can hear conversations and the televisions etc. I understand it is pretty normal but since my family is renovating the upstairs and the floors will be ripped out maybe there is something that can be done about it.

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Old 01-01-2009, 08:36 PM   #2
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how far are you willing to go to sound proof your house..

theirs a spray foam that you can put in your ceilings and walls.

then theirs a sound board you can put up over your ceilings and walls. they go over existing walls and ceilings..

or the cheap way egg cartons and foam..
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Easy. many ways you could do it.

-You could use spray foam but it would be expensive but would be the dream.
can be applied to ceilings and walls done by professional
-Ceilings fill with soundproof insulation preferably the acoustical and soundproof brands such as pink or roxul
-resilient ceilings with the bars and rubber mat will give you absolute silence with sound insulation preferably by professional
-extra layer of drywall also works too with the insulation (less cost)

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Old 01-02-2009, 08:07 AM   #4
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Insulation would be the way to go if your family is ripping out the floor above. You'd have to remove the subfloor to get access but if you're redoing those floors anyway it's cheaper then ripping apart the ceiling below and putting it in that way.

Spray foam would be the easiest since only small holes would need to be cut and patched in the subfloor but it would be more expensive. You can use acoustical insulation like recommended above but something like roxul is a bit of an overkill (cost wise) as you're paying for the sound and fire protection when all you really need is sound.

If you go the bat insulation route check out some of the building contractor supply places as they may be cheaper but shop around. Dryco, Kenroc, Pacific West and a bunch of others all carry what you need.

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Old 01-02-2009, 11:26 AM   #5
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thanks for help guys!
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