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Soundproofing of the apartment: tips and materials for the bathroom

Relax in the bath after a hard day will beit is pleasant to everyone. And that unnecessary sounds do not interfere with having fun, it is important to think about the soundproofing of the bathroom at the repair stage. Tips on this topic gives a specialist From noise, the bathroom is protected in stages. And here it is important not to forget anything: the floor, walls, and the bath itself must be isolated from unnecessary sounds. A small cheat sheet on this topic was prepared for us by the architect Elena Bulagina. Related articles Elena Bulagina, architect Elena graduated with honors from Samara State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Faculty of Architecture. Behind her shoulders are a lot of realized projects of residential and public premises in Moscow, Samara, Kaliningrad, Vladivostok and other cities of Russia, as well as near abroad. Works as the chief architect in the architectural office "Capital". The work is guided by the principle - "maximum efficiency with reasonable financing". 1. Sound insulation of water pipes and sewerage To get rid of the noise of water in the pipes can be using foam polyethylene. To do this, it is necessary to completely wrap the pipe, and then fix the polyethylene on the pipe using, for example, plastic clamps. In the building stores sold polyethylene, calculated for a certain diameter of the pipe. After that, the sewer pipe can be sewn into a gypsum board and tile. 2. Sound insulation of walls We remember that the bathroom is a room with high humidity. Therefore, the materials must be resistant to moisture and environmentally friendly. Among them, you can choose, for example, ZIPS panels or noise insulation materials. 3. Sound insulation of the floor When soundproofing the floor, it is important to remember about its waterproofing and perform it, for example, bitumen-based mastic and polymeric materials. Mastic fully protects the bathroom floors from leaking, and already on top you can lay soundproofing material. When docking individual sheets, this material should be lapped and fastened with scotch tape. 4. Sound insulation of the ceiling If the ceiling height allows, it is better to assemble the metal frame from the profiles, while you lose in height, but the sound insulation will be better. The frame and walls should not be adjacent to each other closely, and a special soundproof material should be installed between them. And the design of the metal frame itself should be attached to the vibrating suspension. They have a special damper insert, which extinguishes noise waves due to a combination of materials of different densities. The space inside the metal frame is filled with soundproofing material, for example with mineral wool, and then it is covered with sheets of moisture-resistant gypsum board. Water impacts on the bath surface can becompare with the muffled sound of the drum. To a lesser extent, this applies to cast-iron bathrooms, but steel baths fully have this disadvantage. There are several ways to soundproof the steel bath. Related articles 5. Acoustic insulation of the bath with foamed polyethylene Foamed polyethylene is a material whose base has a porous structure. In some modifications, the outer layer can be coated with a metallized material, foil. To soundproof the bath on its surface, it is necessary to apply glue, then tightly press the polyethylene, previously cutting off a part of the required size. 6. Sound insulation bath mounting foam For this, it is necessary to degrease the surface of the bath, apply a sealant to better adhere the foam, then spray the foam evenly over the entire surface. With this method of insulation, it is preferable to tile the bath with tiles, since the foam will better preserve its properties without access to moisture and light, and the appearance of the bathtub will be more presentable. 7. Sound insulation of the bath with a technical plug The plug is more expensive material than foamed polyethylene or foam. To the surface of the tub, the cork is fixed with glue. On the bends, it will be difficult to glue a single sheet of cork, so you need to cut out fragments for the configuration of the bath. 8. Soundproofing the bath with a vibration plate and vibration isolator Vibroplast is often used for soundproofing cars. With this material it is easy to work, since it has one side gluing. It is only necessary to remove the protective layer and press the material firmly against the surface of the bath. Vibroizol is manufactured without an adhesive layer, so it, like foamed polyethylene, must be glued to the surface by yourself. Related articles

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