How to Soundproof a Wall Separating a Bedroom From a Family Room
I get a lot of requests for soundproofing from my clients.Rooms adjacent to Media Rooms or Family Rooms are the most likely rooms to need special attention, but with a bit of extra effort you can really quiet down the noise in any room. In this video I’ll show you the steps we took to quiet down the noise in a kids bedroom from the adjacent family room. We’re using three products to help us.
- Special Drywall called Quietrock. This is a special sheetrock that makes a huge difference in noise transmission.
- Hilti Putty Pads were used on all penetrations through the Quietrock.
- Acoustical Sealant which is a special type of caulking that remains permanently flexible to reduce noise through penetrations.
This video was shot last year and the only thing I’d do differently today is that I would use fiberglass noise batts in the wall instead of the spray foam we used here. I would also consider doing a stagged 2×4 stud approach with 2×6 top & bottom plates for maximum benefit of reduced noise.
– Matt Risinger