I have a room above my sound studio downstairs. What is the best
underlayment materials I can use under my carpet upstairs to reduce
impact noise from footsteps?
I heard someone said I can use a layer of cork underlayment first,
followed by a carpet pad, then finally the carpet.
I searched through the newsgroups regarding this and it appears most
people use cork underlayments for wood floors and not for carpeted
Any advice is appreciated.
If you have impact noice on a carpet, there must be a 900# gorilla up
there :o) Carpet plus foam padding should silence just about any foot
traffic sounds, unless junior has a trampoline. Making the floor
treatment too thick might give you problems with doors closing, etc.
Concrete board would be best , seperating it from the floor with
rubber isolation pads. Google to check out what sound proofing companies
recomend, concrete does soundproof but the key to soundproofing is not
allowing the transfer of sound, that is why rubber pads float the floor.
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