Sound proof laundry room
How to soundproof a laundry room?
I love my laundry room but the noise of the washer and dryer reverberates to the adjacent bedrooms. What is the best way to soundproof a laundry room?
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Beef up the doors to the laundry room. If you have a hollow core door add a solid core one instead this alone will make a difference. Even improving how well your doors seal will make it quieter.
Do your walls have insulation now? If not add some and even if they do you can add more for more quiet.
Change the flooring in the laundry room. If that isn't possible add throw rugs as those will help absorb some sound.
Most interior walls are not insulated. Blown in insulation is the easiest and A DIY project. Putting rubber pads under the washer and dryer feet will reduce vibration to the floor and transfer to walls. Replace hollow core doors with solid doors and weatherstrip the doors. Another option is to insulate the adjacent room walls if they are blank. Glue and nail 1X2 firing strips to the walls every 16". Use foam insulation board in between the firing strips. Glue and screw new drywall to the firing strips to the firing strips. The glue will create a seal and prevent sound transfer. Then just mud and paint.
You will need to insulate the walls or you could try soundproofing tiles for the walls. I've seen them on Amazon.
The best method for treating this situation is to put a soundproof floor mat beneath the washer and dryer (provided they are side by side units) and then actually putting both the washer and dryer up on vibration isolation pads. These pads will go under the feet of each machine and will sit on top of the rolled out mass loaded vinyl.
If getting into your walls and insulating is not an option you can purchase foam board. It comes in big sheets like plywood (though is thick foam so it doesn't weigh much) and comes in thickness of up to 3 inches. You can purchase the board, cut it to size and slip it in to either side of the washer and dryer and paint it to match your walls. That may help a lot!
I would first ensure that your W/D are setting level and creating more noise than is usual while they are being used. Placing rubber buffers beneath the feet or amat beneath the appliancs will help with that. You can also install blown insulation between the 2x4" framing hich will also help; but first ensure that the appliances are not touching the walls.
Thick Polystyrene Foam Sheet! Can buy in 8 x 4 sheets from DIY or Builders Merchants.
You can add acoustical panels to the walls or hang moving blankets or other thick blankets to absorb the sound.
Hi Amy: You could use foam sheets, https://www.homedepot.com/p/Amvic-Envirosheet-H-D-Insulation-with-drainage-2-3-8in-x-2ft-x-4ft-8-Panels-64-sq-ft-R10-Ext-Int-Below-Above-Grade-AMDKIT001/301619814 or https://www.homedepot.com/p/SilveRboard-1-in-x-2-ft-x-48-in-R5-Radiant-Acoustic-Insulation-Kit-STC-19-12-sheets-96-sq-ft-SB12AKIT/205975329. Or, do the laundry at a different time :)
Janice’s tips about checking for level are spot on and William’s idea of rubber pads for the feet is great. Adding more soft goods to the room can help such as rugs or curtains. Storing linens on a shelf can help too. Blowing in insulation is your best bet. You can usually rent the machines at a big box store and do it yourself.
I throw them out n use new one or don't stop till it's done lol jk
You could get some sheets of sound-proofing board at Lowe's then cover with some wall paneling like bead board.
Get some foam sheeting and staple it to the walls inside were the machine is
Here are some ways you can create a soundproof laundry room:
Hope this helps!