In my new apartment, I plan to very well isolate a room (phonetically). This is for general purpose ; to play music as well as gaming, watching films, or why not, just shouting out loud. You get the idea: just a room where we can really make noise.
I searched the internet and found some hints but people are often looking for very particular use (usually battery, stuff like that) or are just looking to globally isolate their apartment a bit. I, however, am looking for a all-purpose, very strong isolation in a limited space (room).
The room is square
2.5m height (
~10x10ft and 8ft ), all walls made of concrete (vibrated I believe).
There is, I think, 4 possible exit for sound:
- A window to outdoor (that will be double glazed)
- A door to indoor (that, also will be fixed)
- A heater whom pipe is going trough the concrete wall to another room's heater pipe, going up and down to the neighbors
- And finally, the walls, floor and ceiling themselves.
Question is: How to make a powerful isolation ?
I gathered few tips from internet:
- a floor installed on silent-blocks or even tennis balls
- convoluted foam for the walls
- double BA13 (plasterboard) for the walls
- Or both ?? (I have no idea if this make sense)
But I can't make anything really clear out of my mind. I am also willing to buy a decibel meter, but I'm not really sure what to measure exactly.