Soundproofing advice

Richard Evans

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Oct 18, 2020
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I am looking for some advice. How can I stop noise being heard from my neighbour's tv who lives below me. Could I put a heavy mat down or do I have to take the carpet and floorboards up? I was thinking about getting a curtain rail and putting it around my bed and putting a soundproof curtain all the way around it, would this work? Any help would be appreciated
 

Caleb Dueck

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Jan 11, 2011
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Carpet and floor boards, yes. Acoustic curtain around your bed won't do hardly anything if the sound comes up through the floor, through mechanical coupling.
 
Oct 25, 2018
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Regrettably it is not possible, practicably, to absorb enough sound to make any real difference. If you cannot treat the source room then your only real option is an isolated floor of high mass and damping. I am thinking double 22mm tongued and grooved flooring with an interlayer of high density membrane on a felt or foam underlay with felt/rubber crumb underfelt and dense carpet on top.
Cheapest option - ear plugs and headphones...