Between the ceiling and the floor of the upstairs apartment and mine;
there is no insulation. Not only can I hear every footstep, but the
neighbors are extremely active; something is constantly hitting the
floor unannounced. (Don't ask - I don't know, either.)
The landlord doesn't want to pay for/put in any insulation. Apparently,
it would involve ripping up the ceilings.
As far as putting something on my side of the ceiling; I've heard that
Home Depot has "foam boards" and I've heard of ideas regarding putting
up layers of rugs, etc.
I need clarification on how to and what materials to use, (as cheap as
possible), that I could affix, screw in or whatever to the ceiling and
possibly something on the walls (?) that would successfully reduce the
amount of noise.
If you have specifics regarding materials, posting a link to Home Depot
web pages would be helpful.
Otherwise, the general name of a material is good enough.
It's a rental, so I can't go crazy with marring the ceiling. But I
guess I could put in screws that can later be filled in.
I am just going to do something to the bedroom only; roughly a 20 ft.
by 12 ft area.
Whatever ideas people have; don't worry about how it will look; I could
always drape something over whatever work is there.
Thanks A LOT for any input.