Author Topic: Soundproofing a utility room  (Read 3213 times)

Eric Ly

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Soundproofing a utility room
« on: November 05, 2004, 06:26:28 AM »
We are remodeling a home and adding a utility room to the house.  However, because of the limitations of the floorplan, the utility room will be adjacent to a bedroom.

I would like to be able to do the laundry at night but still have it quiet in the bedroom so that whoever is in there will not be bothered by the laundry machines.

What kind of insulation techniques can I use to keep the bedroom quiet?

kent beuchert

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Re: Soundproofing a utility room
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2004, 11:12:07 PM »
Washers and dryers produce floor vibrations that
are often more bothersome than th enoise they make. Therefore acoustically decoupling the machines from the
bedroom floor would be advisable,either thru making sure the utility room floor joists are independent from those of the bedroom, or placing rubber vibration dampening material underneath the machines, thus decoupling them from the utility room floor.