Soundproofing your ceiling may seem like a daunting task, but in many cases it is not as complicated of a job as it appears to be. A lot depends on how in depth you want to go in order to stop the noise that is transmitted from the floor above.
There are a variety of ways to soundproof a ceiling from noisy neighbors making Impact and airborne noise from above. One of the most common and effective ways to soundproof your ceiling requires removing your existing ceiling and then actually installing a new floated ceiling using Sound Isolation Clips and furring channels. What this system entails is actually floating a completely independent and resilient ceiling assembly. The floated ceiling would be completely isolated from the adjoining walls as well as from the joist structure above. Isolating your ceiling from the structure above as well as the adjoining walls is the best way to stop the impact and airborne noise from being transferred down to the unit below.
Alternative to soundproofing the ceiling is to put soundproof floor underlayment on the floor above. To learn more about floating your ceiling or any of our other methods for soundproof walls or soundproofing a room, call or email one of the professionals at Soundproofing America, Inc. We live soundproofing. Call Toll Free 1-800-823-6817