I have the top 2 floors in a property in West London. I have neighbours on the bottom floor. I have pretty good hi-fi and TV surround-sound equipment but I can’t really play it at the volumes I’d like to and get the best of it because I know the sound carries and it would potentially disturb the people downstairs. I did have some time ago a thick layer of rubber-like, black material put down beneath my living room carpet and underlay but this hasn’t made a lot of difference. Is this something you can help with? I also would like to look at options to sound-proof my loft, though it is my living room that is my main priority. Look forward to your feedback. Thanks &Regards,
Hi Ian ,
A lot of people put store by thick rubber mats or even good carpet underlays. In reality these things just tend to be good at stopping your impact sound transferring downward. The best rubber mat on the markets don’t give you a great deal of airborne sound performance. We have two options available to you a product we call DB boards http://www.soundstop.co.uk/ZDBBOARD.php this can be used in combination with tecsound 50 acoustic membrane http://www.texsa.com/uk/video.asp?id=2 . Both these products are very easy to install. You can find prices for our tecsound 50 product at the following link http://www.soundstop.co.uk/store/products.php#Tecsound And will significantly improve the quality of your soundproofing.
Lets see how the living room goes and we can then offer suggestions on your loft.