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Restore peace and quiet to your home with easy ceiling soundproofing ideas.

Easy ceiling soundproofing ideas


Homeowners have many options for dealing with unwanted sound. One of the most effective ways to reduce the transmission of noise is to treat the problem at the source with ceiling soundproofing. Installing acoustical ceiling tiles or panels is a fast, easy, and affordable way to soundproof a room.

Easy ceiling soundproofing ideas

Acoustical drop ceilings can provide soundproofing in two different ways: either by absorbing sound waves, thus preventing sounds from bouncing around the room, or by blocking sound from traveling to an adjacent room. Some drop ceilings have both capabilities, and some have one or the other.  

When evaluating acoustical ceiling tiles or panels, you’ll want to look at two general ratings: Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) and Ceiling Attenuation Class (CAC). NRC tells you how much sound a ceiling panel will absorb to lessen noise within a room. CAC rates a ceiling’s efficiency to block sound to adjacent rooms. To find the rating for your ceiling product, go to the Product page and scroll to the “Performance Details” area.

In rooms where extra sound reduction is desired – home theaters, media, or game rooms – high performance acoustical ceiling panels can absorb up to 70% of sound that strikes their surface. Don’t worry about losing room height either. Today’s suspended ceilings need only 3” clearance, leaving plenty of room to admire your beautiful new ceiling.

If ceiling height really is a concern, then ceiling soundproofing tiles will do the trick just as nicely. These install easily with metal clips that simply slide into place on tracks and offer the same kind of acoustical performance features.

By installing acoustical ceiling tiles or panels below a hard ceiling surface, you can stop noise at its source and restore your home to quiet comfort.