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I'm currently finishing off a third floor walkup attic located above our 2-story family room. I'd like to make this space a home theatre. However, because our family room is so open (20' x 19' x 18' h), I'm concerned about noise from the attic (movies, footsteps, etc.). I don't have the space to add a sub-floor, but I could add another layer of plywood to act as a sound barrier, or perhaps a good quality padding and carpet will work as well.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can reduce the noise coming from the attic into the 2-story family room below?

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I'm currently finishing off a third floor walkup attic located above our 2-story family room. I'd like to make this space a home theatre. However, because our family room is so open (20' x 19' x 18' h), I'm concerned about noise from the attic (movies, footsteps, etc.). I don't have the space to add a sub-floor, but I could add another layer of plywood to act as a sound barrier, or perhaps a good quality padding and carpet will work as well.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can reduce the noise coming from the attic into the 2-story family room below?

Thanks,
Kelly
Here are some sites to do your research at:

http://www.acousticalsurfaces.com/ac...phone.htm?d=16

http://www.acousticalsurfaces.com/ac...ustic.htm?d=16

http://www.acousticalsurfaces.com/ac...ustik.htm?d=16

http://www.soundproofing.org/

http://www.acoustiblok.com/products.html

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Also: http://www.quietsolution.com/html/quietwood.html

(Spoke to a company rep. about this product at a builders show earlier this year - JLC)


Look into Acoustic Insulation as well (Floor joist bays):

http://www.glacierbay.com/insulation_ultradb.asp

http://insulation.sitepoint.com.au/p...-QuietZone.pdf

http://www.constructionresources.com...e/acoustic.asp

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