Soundproofing the floor requires blocking of undesirable noises that are being produced and travelling continuously to the ceiling of the neighbour below. Typical sounds that travel through the floor and into the ceiling below are footsteps (impact noise), voices, stereos, barking, and even loud appliances. These noises (vibration) can easily transfer down through the floor if not treated properly . Soundproofing the floor of your condo, studios or apartment can significantly reduce or eliminate this noisy intrusion and make your space more peaceful and quiet for those around you. Before we recommend a system to block the noise, let’s find out what you’re up against.
Soundproofing Problem – Impact Noise : Impact noise, also known as footfall noise, occurs with an actual physical impact on the floor above. Might be a footstep or a chair dragging on the floor. Impact noise can also be from objects being moved or rolled across the floor, or vibrations such as those from a washer or dryer. The Only Solution is Decoupling, Mass, Absorption and Damping, four of the 4 Elements of Soundproofing when used properly can get the desired effect in soundproofing.