2023 Author: Philip Bishop | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 22:24
- Indoor noises are of two types: airborne and structural.
- Simple soundproofing of the ceiling
It's no secret that good sound insulation is not the ridge of modern panel buildings. If you are reading these lines, then you are probably familiar with the situation when the personal life of the neighbors upstairs interferes with your personal life, unless you are a happy inhabitant of the last floor (and unhappy if the elevator does not work), and you want to get rid of this situation. Do-it-yourself apartment renovation website will help you determine what can help you.
Indoor noises are of two types: airborne and structural
The first are noises that are created by a person's conversation or sound from the speakers of a TV or radio. These noises are caused by vibrations in the air, which are able to pass through walls provided the source is strong enough.
Second, structural noises are caused by mechanical action directly on the dividing wall, for example, by dropping a heavy (or not so) object on the floor, hammering in a nail, drilling, and so on. Since sound vibrations occur in a solid, where the speed of sound is 12 times higher than that for the air environment, such noises are very well heard and transmitted over fairly long distances - for example, residents of the entire entrance can listen to the sound of a hammering nail in one apartment.
The most effective are two ways to suppress unwanted noise:
1) Reducing the power of the sound source - this method is difficult and not always possible, since your neighbors may disagree with your arguments that they somehow interfere with your actions.
2) Installing additional soundproofing to reduce the amplitude of sound waves reaching you from above.
As you might have guessed, below we will talk about the second way to solve the problem.
Simple soundproofing of the ceiling
You can reduce noise from above in two ways:
1) Complete soundproofing - in addition to the ceiling, you also insulate the walls and floor. The method is very effective, but, accordingly, quite expensive, since it involves a large number of additional construction work.
2) Partial soundproofing of the ceiling
The best level of sound insulation of mechanical noise is achieved by installing sound-insulating boards of the Penoplex brand. In order to effectively extinguish airborne noise, the most often used plates "Isover", or all the same "Penoplex".
It should also be remembered that soundproofing the ceiling is not a complete guarantee of eliminating noise. In addition, it should be borne in mind that with sound insulation, the ceiling level will inevitably go down (7-10 centimeters). You can also glue soundproof wallpaper to the ceiling to increase noise absorption.