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What is the best way to soundproof a home between 1st and 2nd floor (apply Batt or spray foam)?

sRpHrL8a6C | Posted in General Questions on

Does Green Glue really work for soundproofing? Someone recommended that I use two 1/2 inch sheetrocks and glue them with Green Glue for a media room and that will help. Not sure if you have any recommendations in that regards….Thanks.

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  1. user-1075855 | | #1

    I can't help you out with your insulation question. But have you heard of "quietrock"? It's made specifically for sound proofing.

  2. bdrfab | | #2

    And its heavy as (insert 4 letter word). And pricey. Install the board on resilient channel with sound batt in the joist cavities. Should be good for 99% of us

  3. jklingel | | #3

    Every time this subject comes up on a forum, the "sound guys" say 2 things: block air ways (under doors, elect boxes, etc) and get mass in the way any way you can. QuietRock is mentioned often, as above.

  4. user-973188 | | #4

    This site has some good reading, especially on what to AVOID doing:

    http://www.tmsoundproofing.com/triple-leaf-effect.html

    For example, the last thing you want to do is create air cavities that induce resonance (why previous posts mention filling cavities)

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