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Sound proofing floor

Is it an efficient sound barrier to put cork on existing tile followed by underlay and carpet on second floor bedroom to insulate from neighbors below?

Apart from effectiveness is it doable?

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Michael
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Posted 2018-05-27T21:01:45+0000  by Milano Milano
 

Hey Milano,


Thanks for your question and welcome to the community.


Just like anything with building for your home, it all starts at the foundation. In the case of making a quieter floor, it starts with your existing subfloor. 


No new floor you will put over it will be as effective if you ensure your subfloor now is secured as is as quiet as possible. 


Assuming your subfloor and joists are made of wood, you can use items like screws or noise-reducing fasteners to reduce the amount of sound in them. Once you do this, then you can place cork rated to be used underneath your carpet and pad. 


I really can't stress this enough; having an quiet subfloor helps immensely with any new floors you'll put over it. 


Let us know if you have any further questions,


Joseph

Posted 2018-05-28T18:12:34+0000  by Joseph_HD_ATL
 
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