In the new house that I have built, I have discovered that the sound transmission between an upstairs living area, and the room below ( a den) is intolerable. I can hear every word being spoken,drawers being opened and closed, even when the kettle comes to a boil!! I need help to remedy this. The floor of the room above consists of linoleum (forbo),on top of 1/4 plywood, on top of 3/4 inch TIG plywood, which is on top of TGI Silent Flooring Joists. This is stuffed with R28 batt insulation, and finished with 1/4 inch TIG pine which becomes the ceiling of the den below. The lighting in the den is comprised of 8 pot lights, which I think is acting like 8 megaphones. After all this time and money spent, I am dismayed at how unliveable this den is. Any suggestions? oh yeah…if this helps…the den is about 16 feet square with a 10 foot ceiling. Thanks!
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