02:25PM | 06/19/08
Member Since: 06/18/08
1 lifetime posts
We are installing pergo flooring on the second floor of our home that is under construction. Does putting fiberglass insulation between the tji joists actually help the sound transmittance? (i heard that the sound is transfered mainly through the joists and I don't want to waste any money if the difference is minimal)


06:46PM | 08/06/08
Member Since: 08/05/08
2 lifetime posts
Fiberglass insulation will do very little to stop the transmission of sound from the floor above, as most of the sound travels through the common solid surfaces that the ceiling/floor are both connected to (floor joists, screws, etc). If you don't want to hear anything from above, you need to "float" the upstairs floor, which can be a big project. I've seen this done by laying out neoprene blocks on the sub-floor, then placing 2X4s on top of the neoprene and using that as a frame to put another sub-floor on top of. It's also important to isolate your floating floor from the walls, because sound can travel from the floor down the walls to the room below. If there's loud noise throughout the upstairs room (as opposed to the sound of stomping feet or people bowling on the floor), some of that sound will travel down the walls anyway. The easiest solution is to carpet the upstairs room instead of putting down Pergo. This won't stop all of the sound (especially from a loud stereo, etc) but if you use a thick carpet and thick pad it will greatly reduce the sound of heavy feet & hard shoes stomping around over your head (or beer bottles falling on the floor).


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

All bookworms need a good bookmark that inspires them to keep reading. To make this colorful bookmark, cut a rectangular p... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon