Soundproofing your room can be a great idea and not only will will it reduce acoustic noises, meaning you can enjoy an enhanced level of piece and quiet, you could also add value to your home, which is great if you’re planning on moving!
Almost any type of room in your home can benefit from the addition of soundproofing insulation, with the most common rooms including bathrooms and bedrooms, home offices, basements and living rooms.
There are a number of ways to reduce the level of noise within your home including:
Seal your seams - Ensuring seams are sealed when soundproofing a room is often overlooked. Remember that soundproofing your room will only give you the maximum effect once you seal your seams, including cracks around the frames of your doors and windows otherwise sound will continue travelling in and out of your space through the seams.
Add insulation and drywall - Adding insulation to walls or ceilings can be an effective way to reduce the level of noise. Try to use soundproof material that isn't too expensive and will give you the mass needed on the walls, floors and ceilings to help reduce the level of noise. You could even try adding a layer or two of drywall or acoustical drywall which will significantly reduce sound transmission.
Try sound-dampening underlays - When installing new flooring, you can limit noise transmission with sound-dampening underlays, which can be used for every floor type including ceramic tile, carpeting, luxury vinyl and so on, so make sure you choose the right one.
Try sound absorbing latex paints - These paints are made with resins and fibres that absorb sound waves and are just as easy to use as normal paints. These paints are great for insulating and sound dampening.
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