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Title: TV noise from apartment below
Post by: ashes on August 02, 2009, 09:20:14 PM
Hi,
     I live above a neighbor who needs their tv on to sleep.  Originally, it was on too loud, but volume has been lowered.  Unfortunately, I can still hear it and it keeps me up.  When it was moved and placed in the area that is under the area my bed is over, it became even hard to hear.  I'm assuming that the volume sounds lower because the sound now has to travel through the ceiling and then hits my box spring and mattress.
     If this is the case, would buying some MLV and placing it under the bed as an added barrier help kill the noise even more?  I don't think it's a bass issue, just a normal tv sound issue.
     I have hardwood floors and can add an area rug, but not carpeting.  I'm hoping that just the MLV under the bed to stop a bit more of sound that's getting through.
     Any ideas if the MLV will work or do I need something else?  Maybe build a box around the neighbor's tv (although I'm not sure if that's an option)?Thanks!


-Ashes
Title: Re: TV noise from apartment below
Post by: Randy S on August 03, 2009, 10:04:54 PM
The MLV w/ Closed cell foam will work just fine, recommend you get enough to cover at least 1' around the entire bed. It will go foam side down.
http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/flooring.htm

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Title: Re: TV noise from apartment below
Post by: ashes on August 04, 2009, 04:54:43 PM

     Thank you!  I was a little concerned I'd have to do the entire floor.

The MLV w/ Closed cell foam will work just fine, recommend you get enough to cover at least 1' around the entire bed. It will go foam side down.
http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/flooring.htm

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Title: Re: TV noise from apartment below
Post by: Randy S on August 04, 2009, 05:13:21 PM
FYI.. normally you would have to cover the enitre floor wall to wall. However based on your statement of how the bed help reduce alot of the noise then the underlayment should easily deliver the extra couple points of reduction.
Title: Re: TV noise from apartment below
Post by: ashes on August 04, 2009, 07:46:09 PM
FYI.. normally you would have to cover the enitre floor wall to wall. However based on your statement of how the bed help reduce alot of the noise then the underlayment should easily deliver the extra couple points of reduction.

Okay, good to know.  I guess I can always start with under the bed and if it doesn't work, add more.

Also, would it be a good idea to put some rebond padding underneath as well?
Title: Re: TV noise from apartment below
Post by: Randy S on August 04, 2009, 07:54:05 PM
The rebond padding would be best used for an impact(footfall) issue. So I see no benefit in your situation.