When your children have left home, and you have decided to build a home cinema in your home, you will need to ensure it is sufficiently soundproofed so you can enjoy the full Dolby experience of your favourite movies. You do not want to worry about whether the volume is too loud, and instead, sit back and watch your favourite films as they were meant to be enjoyed. Below are some tips for soundproofing your new movie room to ensure the noise does not get too much or disturb your neighbours.
Start With Soundproofing The Floor
As good a place to start soundproofing as any is the floor of your movie room, and you can get a soundproofing underlay for your carpet to help reduce the noise and vibrations from your movies. If the room already has carpet, you will need to get a new one, as when you lift the current one, it will be stretched and may not go back the same without wrinkles. You can use foam and other materials to go underneath your carpet and help reduce noise levels, and it can also make the carpet softer underneath your feet. Have an expert carpet fitter install a new carpet in your movie room, and you are one step closer to getting the perfect place to relax and watch movies.
Soundproof Your Walls
You will also want to soundproof the walls of your movie room, and there are a couple of ways you can do this task. You can take the plaster off the walls, take it back to the wooden studs for the wall, and then install a soundproofing plasterboard that is effective and affordable. You can also consider installing soundproofing foam to the walls, and you can do this as well as having soundproofing plasterboard to give you some added protection. The soundproofing foam is shaped in specific designs to help break up sound waves and stop noise from travelling, and this type of insulation is common in recording studios.
Soundproof Your Ceiling
You may also want additional soundproofing for your ceiling, so the noise does not escape from the top of the room when watching movies. Where your movie room is located will depend on what you can do, and if your movie room is on the ground floor, you may need the assistance of an expert to insert insulation into the ceiling and between the floor above. However, if above your movie room is the attic, you can use a sound-insulating material and put this in your attic underneath your thermal insulation. You should now have a soundproofed room, but you are not done yet.
Placement Of Your Speakers
You will want to ensure that when placing the speakers in your movie room, you locate them in suitable areas and do not have them sitting on the floor. The vibrations can still reverberate around your home when you do this, so it is much better to raise the speakers off the floor. Mount them on the walls, which can help finish off your movie room and ensure you contain the noise levels.