Author Topic: Blocking a hardwood floor hallway with a dampening material  (Read 2468 times)

ddb103

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Blocking a hardwood floor hallway with a dampening material
« on: November 24, 2015, 11:26:26 PM »
The kitchen and bedroom of my townhouse are connected by a wide, hardwood floor.  The bedroom has a door, but the kitchen does not.  Any activity in the kitchen can be clearly heard in the bedroom.  This includes: opening / closing cabinets, silverware scraping plates, sink running, dishes clanging, etc.  I want to reduce the noise heard in the bedroom without opening up the walls, ceiling, and floor.  Here is a sketch of the layout:



My idea is to install a drapery-like wall of material in the hallway near the kitchen.  I don't know what type of material I could use, but I imagine it being something like a thick bed comforter.  The wall can be opened by sliding it to one side.

Would this be effective at reducing the listed sounds heard in the bedroom?

Would this be better or worse than covering as much of the hardwood floor with rugs and hanging dampening material to the walls?

Randy S

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Re: Blocking a hardwood floor hallway with a dampening material
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2015, 11:33:46 PM »
why not just soundproof your bedroom door, it would more effective.

http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/soundproofing_doors.htm

for the cabinet slamming you need to buy the rubber bumpers for cabinets.

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