How to make sound insulation of the ceiling in the apartment

If you bought an apartment in an apartment building, one of the first things I suggest You do is get acquainted with the neighbors above. Why? To find out whether they cared about soundproofing a floor. In fact this depends on whether you are going to hear unpleasant sounds such as walking in heels, moving furniture, pulling the stool on the tiles etc. These sounds are referred to drums, and they occur when a mechanical force on the slab, extend through floor slab. But that's not the only noise that you may encounter. Your neighbour can buy a piano or loud TV - this noise is called air. He through the air hits the ceiling and falls into the apartment below or above. Most likely, Your neighbors will tell you NO, because they prioritize the preservation of the height of his apartment from floor to ceiling. Of course, if they are going to spend money on soundproofing. Not suggest and rely on the fact that the developer has thought about Your comfort and used high quality building materials at screed.

Therefore, the problem of sound insulation only in Your hands! Because You have to listen to all these "lovely sounds". In order to avoid this, You need to make sound insulation of the ceiling in Your apartment. And now I'll tell you how to do it.

Installation can be:

  • frame
  • frameless

The following are examples of sound insulation of the ceiling frame and frameless method.

Frameless soundproofing. One of the best solutions is - a system of ZIPS. It's 12 years on the market of Ukraine. And managed to establish itself as an effective and subtle soundproofing, which, in particular, can be used for ceilings. ZIPS the panel is already prepared double-layer acoustic Board. Composed of gypsum sheet (gypsum fiber Board) with groove and mineral wool. Each panel has seven antivibration mounts. Fasteners are supplied to each sheet. With their help, the panel is attached to the ceiling. Before that the perimeter of the ceiling in two layers mounted tape strip of Vibrotek M-100. It is made on the basis of fiberglass, and due to its elasticity and the air then serves as a damping layer. And also coat the joints with silicone sealant EcoFLEX-sun. Top panel, like any insulation, cover with drywall sheets (GCR) in a single layer. It is attached directly to the panel. In the end, such a system takes from the 53-133mm depending on the selected panels ZIPS.

The secret of the effectiveness of the panels ZIPS - in anti-vibration nodes. Therefore, when you improvised to create "analog" panels using mineral wool, gypsum fiber Board and gypsum Board similar effect impossible to achieve. At best, You get to reduce noise by 2-4 dB.

Panels ZIPS represented in 4 variations:




Panel ZIPS-Vector

40 mm

9-11 dB

Panel ZIPS-Module

70 mm

12-15 dB

Panel ZIPS cinema

120 mm

16-18 dB

Panel ZIPS-III-Ultra

43 mm

11-13 dB

* Index additional sound insulation airborne sound

What panel ZIPS to choose? Is solved individually in each case depending on the overlap, noise, etc.

Frame soundproofing of the ceiling. First, what is the difference between frame soundproof the ceiling frameless is more elements in the system. And I remind everyone already known suspended ceilings. This method can be used if Your ceiling has imperfections, which is undoubtedly another plus.

The first thing you need to do is stick with the sealant EcoFLEX-sun on the perimeter of the two layers of the tape strip of Vibrotek M-100. Her dowel-nails fixed guide profile UD 28. When ceiling installation apply anti-vibration ceiling hangers will Somanet-connect. They are needed as a dividing layer between the ceiling and the suspended ceiling. To avoid the rigid junctions of the suspensions have a special elastomer Sylomer.

Lasers mounted to the surface with anchors (by 8-9 cm). The maximum distance from the first suspension to the wall should not be more than 15 cm, then through the gimbal mounted main profile CD-60. Then attach a secondary profile using the duplex connector and dowels. So the frame is created. With the guide profile of the extracted dowel-nails to avoid sound bridges.

Frame filled with acoustic wool will Somanet-EKO. It comes in the form of a soft and durable plates, which is very convenient for installation. Wool manufactured on the basis of staple fiber (which does not crumble, does not break or fray), and as a binder used for bonding acrylic. This makes the wool completely safe and friendly. Besides, she's not hot, that allows to use it in any room.

Once the frame is full, it is covered with plasterboard using dowels. The joints between the sheets need to be filled with the sealant EcoFLEX-sun. The second layer of plating is performed using the sheets Saundlayn-db. They are two waterproof gypsum sheet with a thickness of 8 mm, connected by a special sealant. The total thickness of the sheets 16.5 mm. It can replace two sheets of drywall. And adds to the overall sound insulation noise reduction by 2 dB.

After installation an extra layer of tape Vibrotek M-100 cut with a utility knife. And the seam is filled with sealant the acoustic EcoFLEX-sun. Index additional sound insulation of this design is 21 dB. Assuming the use of original materials and correct installation.

And which method to choose?

  • Frameless option will be able to mount almost any person, which correctly growing hands. And, besides, the minimum thickness is 53 mm, which is a lifesaver for rooms with low ceilings.
  • With the frame more difficult, to perform installation, you need to have a number of skills and knowledge. Besides, due to the use of suspensions and layering system, its thickness cannot be less than 110 mm.

The choice is yours. Get answers to your questions, as well as free estimation of the cost of materials in Your area you can call:



Tatiana Pavlovskaya