Whether your teen is dreaming of a rock star or your 8 year old starts dancing with the tap of a finger, you will find that a little sound suppression can help you stay calm and composed at home. Sound suppression is most effective when it is performed during construction. However, there are various ways to add shock absorbers to the environment and sound active afterward. When it comes to decor, the cumulative use of carpets, textiles and wall panels can help reduce noise. To minimize the more serious noise, consider the the strategy for making soundproof a walls described here.
Bulk Vinyl (MLV) is a soundproof product used everywhere from nightclubs to recording studios to hockey rinks. It is available in rolls and is available online for around $ 2 per square foot, depending on weight, length and width. The thicker it is, the better the final noise and echo can be blocked. However, thickness in the range 1/16 "to ¼" may not appear in product specifications. If not, you will see the weight. Half-pound MLV weighs half a pound per square foot of lining and is 1/16-inch thick; One pound of MLV is one pound per square foot of lining and is 1/8 inch thick; The two pound MLV has a thickness of ¼ of an inch.
While MLV can be hung directly on the wall, it works best when sandwiched between sheets of drywall. It also gives you aesthetic options, as typically a black and glossy MLV isn't the most eye-catching decorative finish! And remember, working with MLV is tough and uncomfortable - deferral is a two-person job. So find yourself an assistant.
Before ordering from MLV, carefully measure the wall you want to soundproof. Leaving gaps in MLV will have a drastic impact on performance. So you'll need to buy quite a lot for complete wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling coverage. When calculating your requirements, keep in mind that MLVs are usually sold in 2 feet or 4 feet wide rolls.
Measure the length of the MLV from floor to ceiling, then cut a sheet with scissors or a knife. Scrape is recommended to protect your floor or work surface.
Place the ladder and MLV next to the wall, starting at both ends and continuing to the other corner. To attach it, glue it firmly to the ceiling and keep your assistant in place. Using drywall and a hammer, attach the MLV to the top of the wall every 12 inches. Then glue the soil to the sides of the sheet at 12 "intervals, and finally at 12 to 24" intervals.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 as needed until the entire wall is covered. Don't forget to point the MLV right on the previous sheet so that there are no gaps. Feel free to override it for a potentially bigger sound barrier, but you'll have bumps and bumps when doing this.
Install a layer of drywall over the MLV to make it twice as effective soundproofing and give you a surface for paint or other wall decor (instructions can be found here). Or read about a quick fix to hiding glossy black vinyl with curtains - a no-obligation decorating project that also improves soundproofing.