Sound proofing 1st floor
Was thinking about this, for bathrooms/wc, but...
If I understood everything correctly
lay a mat of sort of dense rockwoolly type stuff on existing
floorboards, then put sheet flooring on top as floating/unfixed to be
held in place by skirting, then put bathroom floortiles on top.
Ok that raises b/room floor by about 3 cms. (?)
this means quite a difference between b/room floor and hallway floor.
OK then I'll do the same in the hallway & bedrooms on that side of the
house. problem solved.
That is until one reaches the stairs. then the top stair will have a
completely different lift compared to the other treads, so quite
likely to trip up the unsuspecting...
At this point I sort of give up as following this through to the
logical end point means laying soundproofing mat & flooring sheeting
on each stair tread (to keep heights the same), then into the
downstairs hallway, then into all the other rooms downstairs.
Either where's the flaw in my logic?
Or any better ideas about soundproofing ??
(p.s. idea started because downstairs you can hear the tinkling in the
The best way IMO is to add more plasterboard to the ceiling below. An
extra layer of 12.5 mm and sealing any air gaps will get rid of
Pee down the side of the bowl.