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Michelle Mandel

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Floating Ceiling
« on: August 04, 2003, 06:07:26 PM »

We just moved into a condo in which we hear loud footsteps from upstrairs neighbors in addition to t.v., washer/dryer and dishwasher noise.

Is floating a ceiling our best bet for cutting down on the impact noise?  Would floating a ceiling lower the original ceilings?  What is an approximate cost per square foot to have a contractor install a floating ceiling?

Thanks so much!



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Re: Floating Ceiling
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2003, 09:35:48 PM »

Floating you ceiling is absolutely the most effective means of combating impact noise from the condo above, it would also be effective at blocking the TV and washer  'n' dryer noises which would otherwise travel down to your unit.
I am not sure of the total cost of floating a ceiling without knowing the exact dimensions, but if it is a normal ceiling you are looking at $3K to $6 plus materials.
Floating with the sound clips and furring channels will double the soundproofing over resilient channels (RC-1) alone. The clips and furring channel with one layer of 5/8" fire code rock will drop the ceiling a little less that 3 inches. the RC-1 will drop the ceiling 1 to 1 1/2".
Michelle, I hope this has answered your questions of a floated ceiling, if you need more information please give us a call at the number listed below.
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