Soundproofing Ceilings

The Soundproofing Company offers a variety of high-quality solutions for soundproofing ceilings. This type of soundproofing is especially useful for home theaters and recording studios, as well as to eliminate noise from the people upstairs. Check out our case studies to see how we've helped our customers achieve the results they need.

Our Best (Level 3) solution is the most comprehensive ceiling soundproofing assembly. Footfall noise is best dealt with from both the floor and ceiling.

  • Decoupled drywall - drops 2 3/8" from joists
  • Double Green Glue, triple gypsum layers
  • Best for footfall noise from above
  • Treats both subfloor above and ceiling below

Our Standard (Level 2) solution provides high performance for airborne noise. As there is no treatment to the subfloor above, however, impact noise can still be felt.

  • Best when there is NO footfall noise from above
  • Decoupled drywall - drops 2 3/8" from joists
  • Less isolation than level 3 - no Green Glue or drywall against the subfloor

While some improvement in sound dampening is gained, this is the least effective of our three recommended solutions.

  • Adds two layers of drywall to the existing ceiling
  • Not recommended: drywall is not decoupled
  • This solution is shown solely to demonstrate the lowest performance

Additional Ceiling Assemblies

Adding Drywall to a Typical Ceiling

These assemblies will allow sound to easily transfer from floor to ceiling without encountering any real resistance. It’s not recommended but included for the sake of demonstration. It does not reduce the vibration from the upstairs floor. More effective for airborne than impact noise.

Adding Green Glue to a Ceiling

Our customers choose this solution most often. It doesn’t address vibration in the subfloor and joists overhead, but it does create a more thoroughly damped mass than in the original ceiling.

Concrete Slab Soundproof Ceiling

A single layer of concrete poses a unique challenge for sound isolation. You really only have two choices.

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