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Sound-proofing advice? [message #92753] Sat, 12 December 2020 23:23 Go to next message
KalebTheAudioGuy is currently offline  KalebTheAudioGuy
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Baron
What are good sound-proofing options for a large room that doesn't have any carpet in it? I'm in an apartment building, so I can't afford to damage the walls. I also live on the second floor, so I have neighbors below me to worry about as well.
Re: Sound-proofing advice? [message #92754 is a reply to message #92753] Sun, 13 December 2020 00:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Leot55 is currently offline  Leot55
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Two things that can help are adding some thick fabric curtains and some plush area rugs. It's not a perfect solution, but they're easy fixes that won't require you to make any permanent changes.
Re: Sound-proofing advice? [message #92793 is a reply to message #92754] Thu, 17 December 2020 21:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
KalebTheAudioGuy is currently offline  KalebTheAudioGuy
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Baron
That's a pretty good idea. My mom is always telling me I need to spruce up my room, so a rug and curtains will serve a double purpose--sound-proofing and decorating! Very Happy
Re: Sound-proofing advice? [message #92814 is a reply to message #92753] Sat, 19 December 2020 23:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Raymond is currently offline  Raymond
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You could also look into an acoustic room divider as an additional way to sound-proof. I have one that I got for under sixty dollars. I like using it to further sound-proof a small area of a room.
Re: Sound-proofing advice? [message #92837 is a reply to message #92814] Mon, 21 December 2020 21:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
PinkHair is currently offline  PinkHair
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You could also buy a pad to put under a rug that you're adding, or that you might already have in the room. They're pretty inexpensive. I found one on Amazon for under forty dollars.

Here's an example of one
https://www.amazon.com/Mohawk-Home-Surface-Hardwood-Surfaces/dp/B007T58N80/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=soundproofing+under+rug+pads&qid=1608607133&sr=8-5
Re: Sound-proofing advice? [message #93144 is a reply to message #92837] Tue, 16 February 2021 14:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Raymond is currently offline  Raymond
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Baron
PinkHair wrote on Mon, 21 December 2020 21:20
You could also buy a pad to put under a rug that you're adding, or that you might already have in the room. They're pretty inexpensive. I found one on Amazon for under forty dollars.

Here's an example of one
https://www.amazon.com/Mohawk-Home-Surface-Hardwood-Surfaces/dp/B007T58N80/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=soundproofing+under+rug+pads&qid=1608607133&sr=8-5
I didn't know that these pads existed! They look like a good option to keep your sound-proofing discreet (unlike my room divider suggestion). I might look into getting some of these!
Re: Sound-proofing advice? [message #93161 is a reply to message #92753] Sat, 20 February 2021 15:45 Go to previous message
Mica is currently offline  Mica
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Definitely put carpet padding down and a thick plush throw rug. Also pillows help, so add pillows to your furniture. Emptier rooms are horrible so put things in the room to help absorb the sound.
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