The hardwood on the second floor bedroom above the kitchen is 3/4 pine
over bare joists. The ceiling in the kitchen is now open and I have a
chance to insulate for sound. I am aware of a number of ways to reduce
sound and I want to ask a specific question about sound deadening paints
that are available on the market.
My hope is that our daughter sleeping on the second floor will not be
awakened by our kitchen conversations. Would a sound deadening paint
work if I were to paint the bottom of the hardwood floor?
Thanks in advance,
The best solution to stopping sound conduction is to construct a
ceiling that is isolated from the floor joists above. Or with limited
attachment points. Never tried any sound deadening paint but hard to
see how it could do a lot. This site has some suggestions,
http://www.soundproofing101.com/soundproofing_3.htm You could use the
staggered wall stud strategy for ceilings and floors as well. Just
run your ceiling framing between the floor joists but slightly lower.
Zigzag some insulation between.
Sound deadining paint, also sold as insulating paint that is supposed
to reflect heat back into your home and cut utility bills dramaticly,
which it doesnt work for that aplication either, I tried it. Id say it
is a scam unless you can find and verify testing,
I know you're writing because the ceiling is open now, and so I have
little to say except that the ceiling deadening webpage didn't mention
carpeting or padding!! I guess the thicker the better, also when she
falls out of bed, the thicker the better!
And stop fighting with your wife. :)
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