Typical Ceiling Assembly (Single Drywall)

Acoustical Reference Only

The standard ceiling upgrade is a basic level of improvement. It does not address the vibration that remains in the subfloor and joists overhead, and therefore does not reduce the vibration that may flank from the upstairs floor directly into your walls. It will reduce airborne noise more than it will reduce the impact noise.

Ease and Cost

  • Standard


  • No notable sound performance will be found will this standard ceiling assembly. This assembly will allow sound to easily transfer from floor to ceiling without encountering any real resistance.

Additional Drywall Assemblies


This method adds Mass, only one of the 4 Elements of Soundproofing.