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BEST New Ceiling Soundproofing Assembly

This assembly is perfect for ceilings in condominiums and apartments. Use this assembly to reduce airborne and structural borne noise transfer between two rooms separated by a ceiling/floor assembly. This type of construction is a good solution for a variety of spaces from bedrooms to mechanical/machinery rooms.

If you have an apartment, condominium or hotel that does not have an existing ceiling with soundproofing, this new ceiling soundproof assembly is exactly what you need. These assemblies are specifically for soundproofing a new ceiling, not soundproofing an existing ceiling. We offer a separate assembly for existing ceiling soundproofing that you can find by clicking the link below.

Poor sound control from your ceiling can quickly ruin a person’s experience. If you are putting ceilings in hotel rooms, for example, it’s important to keep good soundproofing in mind. A hotel without soundproofing material in the ceilings will often generate complaints from people staying below noisy occupants. An apartment or condominium without an adequately soundproofed ceiling can be equally frustrating for tenants below.

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1. Install the Quiet Batt® between the joists.

2. Install the isoTRAX™ Soundproofing System onto the ceiling joists.

3. Install ½ inch Type X gypsum board on to the isoTRAX™ system with 1 ¼ inch fine thread drywall screws. Screws should be placed 8 inches apart. Leave a ¼ inch gap between the new layer of gypsum board and all adjoining walls.

4. Fill the ¼ inch gap with OSI® Pro-Series® SC-175™ Acoustical Sound Sealant.

5. Finish the gypsum board using common industry standards.

Note: For increased performance add another layer of 5/8 inch Type X Gypsum board.

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    isoTRAX™ Soundproofing System Ceiling Package

    The isoTrax™ Soundproofing System Ceiling Package is identical to the standard soundproofing system but includes nearly double the amount of elastic pads and hex screws to

    A room is not fully soundproofed unless the issue of ceiling noise reduction is addressed as well. It’s for this reason that Soundproof Cow offers the isoTRAX™ Soundproofing System Ceiling Package for superior ceiling sound deadening. If you attempt to use the standard isoTRAX™ soundproofing system, you may find you do not have enough material to compensate for the weight of the ceiling, so we recommend this package, with almost . . .

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    Quiet Batt™ 30 Soundproofing Insulation

    Quiet Batt™ 30 is a 3 in. premium, high-performance soundproofing and thermal insulation product designed for use in both interior and exterior walls, ceilings and attic

    Learn More About the Benefits of Quiet Batt™ 30 Soundproofing Insulation:   Quiet Batt™ 30 is a 3 in. premium, high-performance soundproofing and thermal insulation product designed for use in both interior and exterior walls, ceilings and attic applications. Quiet Batt™ 30 soundproofing insulation installs with a tight friction fit between wood and metal studs to minimize sound and thermal energy transmission. Quiet Batt™30 can be used as a standalone soundproofing . . .

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    OSI® Pro-Series SC-175 Acoustical Sound Sealant (Tube)

    OSI® Pro-Series® SC-175™ Acoustical Sound Sealant is a water-based sealant designed to reduce sound transmission in both exposed and unexposed walls and partition systems. Its’ Primary

    For individual jobs for which you need an effective sealant to accompany your soundproofing, order a tube of OSI® Pro-Series SC-175 acoustical sound sealant from Soundproof Cow. Each tube provides 86 linear feet of acoustical sound sealant to insulate and soundproof areas that have air gaps and could allow unwanted sound transfer. Soundproof barriers can block unwanted sound between rooms, but there are some situations where a more finessed solution . . .

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GOOD New Ceiling Soundproofing Assembly

This assembly will improve the noise blocking performance of a newly constructed ceiling. Use this assembly to reduce minimal amounts of airborne noise transfer between two rooms separated by a ceiling/floor assembly. This type of construction will reduce sounds like people talking and TV/Stereo at low volumes.

This type of construction can also reduce loud footsteps and the sound of people practicing musical instruments. No matter what kind of building you are constructing, it is always in your interest to make sure you have adequate soundproofing. Failure to soundproof the ceiling may mean poor sound control in a room, even if you have taken steps to soundproof the walls. The result can be fewer tenants in your building or fewer guests in your hotel.

If you are constructing an industrial facility, putting in new ceiling soundproofing can protect workers on the lower level from the sounds of any machinery on the upper level, reducing risk of a workplace hearing injury and potentially improving morale. The benefits of new ceiling soundproofing far outweigh the costs.

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1. Install the Quiet Batt® between the joists.

2. Lay the ½ inch drywall face down on to a clean dry surface. Apply a ¼ inch bead PL Construction Adhesive around the perimeter of the backside of the drywall. Apply the adhesive approximately 2 inches from the edge of the drywall. Create an X pattern corner to corner and place a few 1 inch “globs” of glue with the field.

3. Place the Quiet Barrier® material onto the back side of the drywall. To ensure good contact with the adhesive, use a hand roller to apply pressure. Let the adhesive cure for 24 hours before installation.

4. Attach the drywall / Quiet Barrier® composite with 1 5/8 inch coarse thread drywall screws. Be sure the screws penetrate the joists within the ceiling assembly. Screws should be placed 8 to 12 inches apart.

5. Leave a ¼ inch gap between the new layer of gypsum board and all adjoining walls.

6. Fill the ¼ inch gap with OSI® Pro-Series® SC-175™ Acoustical Sound Sealant.

7. Finish the gypsum board using common industry standards.

Note: For increased performance add another layer of 5/8 inch Type X Gypsum board.

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    Quiet Batt™ 30 Soundproofing Insulation

    Quiet Batt™ 30 is a 3 in. premium, high-performance soundproofing and thermal insulation product designed for use in both interior and exterior walls, ceilings and attic

    Learn More About the Benefits of Quiet Batt™ 30 Soundproofing Insulation:   Quiet Batt™ 30 is a 3 in. premium, high-performance soundproofing and thermal insulation product designed for use in both interior and exterior walls, ceilings and attic applications. Quiet Batt™ 30 soundproofing insulation installs with a tight friction fit between wood and metal studs to minimize sound and thermal energy transmission. Quiet Batt™30 can be used as a standalone soundproofing . . .

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    OSI® Pro-Series SC-175 Acoustical Sound Sealant (Tube)

    OSI® Pro-Series® SC-175™ Acoustical Sound Sealant is a water-based sealant designed to reduce sound transmission in both exposed and unexposed walls and partition systems. Its’ Primary

    For individual jobs for which you need an effective sealant to accompany your soundproofing, order a tube of OSI® Pro-Series SC-175 acoustical sound sealant from Soundproof Cow. Each tube provides 86 linear feet of acoustical sound sealant to insulate and soundproof areas that have air gaps and could allow unwanted sound transfer. Soundproof barriers can block unwanted sound between rooms, but there are some situations where a more finessed solution . . .

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    Quiet Barrier­™ HD Soundproofing Material (Roll)

    Quiet Barrier™ HD soundproofing material (1/4 in. 2 lb./sqft.) 20ft. roll is a high density, non porous material that exhibits a non-resonant quality due to its

    “Distracting noises are great,” said no one ever. You need a trusted sidekick to help rid yourself of pesky noise problems distracting you during the day — a helping hand to stop noises in their tracks. Quiet Barrier™ HD soundproofing material is the tool you need to reduce sound emittance while keeping your personal space tranquil. With sound dampening and dual soundproofing function, it’s no wonder our Quiet Barrier™ HD . . .

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    Quiet Barrier™ Tape

    Quiet Barrier™ Tape effectively seals the seams between sheets of Quiet Barrier™ or Quiet Barrier™ Foam Composites. Quiet Barrier™ Tape has the same noise blocking and

    Quiet Barrier™ Tape effectively seals the seams between sheets of Quiet Barrier™ or Quiet Barrier™ Foam Composites. Quiet Barrier™ Tape has the same noise blocking and sound damping qualities as our Quiet Barrier™ Soundproofing Materials. Quiet Barrier™ Tape has a Pressure Sensitive Adhesive backing for an easy “peel and place” application. Quiet Barrier™ Tape has excellent resistance to chemicals and petroleum products. At Soundproof Cow, we know something is needed to . . .

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