Originally Posted by CAGuy
Has anyone tried this ROLUX safe & sound insulation? I've heard it is very good at soundproofing. I'm hoping if I use that and one layer of 1/2" thick drywall it will be sound proof and of course put some sound deadening caulk on the studs as well. Will this be enough?
And I'm thinking of just putting a vapor barrier down and then ceramic tile or laminate flooring over the cement floor but the floor is old cement and is a bit broken up. I'm thinking since I'll mostly be recording alone and most acoustic music, I will not worry about decoupling the floor. Any thoughts or ideas on what would work best to cover the bad looking cement floor?
I believe lots of people here have used ROXUL Safe'n'Sound, and it's very good.
For 'soundproof' wall construction ideas, check out this page: Find QuietRock for STC Ratings 60 or Higher
(includes diagrams of numerous STC 60 and higher wall constructions)
You don't have to use the "Quietrock" drywall material, but if you use regular drywall the STC ratings will be lower.
Instead of QuietRock drywall, I recommend Homasote 440 SoundBarrier as a drywall replacement.