I would like to soundproof my upstairs from the downstairs. I recently purchased a home and have stripped the ceiling and walls to the beams. I have read a lot about resilient channels/z channels along with sound isolation clips, double drywall with greenglue, etc. There is a ton of information and I cant figure out what is best or if it is just promotional.
I would like to soundproof and hopefully reduce foot fall noise. Here are the specs:
1) Wood frame
2) Ceiling joists are 2x8
3) 8 ft ceilings
- Do you think I should drop and reframe the ceiling with metal studs?
- Use resilient channel? RC- 1, RC-2, 8 etc....I have no idea.
- Sound clips?
Thank you for your help!