How do I sound proof my bedroom wall next to the bathroom?

by Lolly

My bedroom wall joints to the bathroom and I can hear everyone using the toilet it’s making me sick. I already bought some sound proof sponge for the wall but it’s not working help?

  13 answers
  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Dec 16, 2018

    Soundproofing insulation inside the wall helps. A new wall can be installed over the old wall (not touching). That may require some electrical work depending on your layout.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Dec 16, 2018

    The easiest way may be to blow insulation in between the studs if you have drywall. You can then patch the holes and repaint.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Dec 16, 2018

    My bedroom wall is also along the bathroom wall. We replaced our toilet with a new one probably about a year ago and I no longer hear the toilet flush at all. We went with a cheap one, about a hundred dollars that has the dual flush button on the top of the tank and it is amazingly quiet compared to our old one. We also put on a different seat, one of the no slam ones so that we wouldn't hear that either (we have to close the lid, one of my sons dogs likes to drink out of the toilet, Yuk!). Perhaps putting one of the newer water conserving ones would help with the noise in your bedroom, Lolly. It may end up cheaper in the long run. Hubby wanted a little more height on the toilet and the oval seat and not round, he had trouble getting up and down on the low height of the toilet we had. We had to replace the basement toilet, you could no longer get parts for it because it was that old, so we replaced both at the same time.

  • You might try using a white noise machine, and also add more rugs, curtains, and other textiles to your bedroom and the bathroom. It will help absorb noise.

  • Mary Mary on Dec 16, 2018

    ear plugs????

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Dec 16, 2018

    Have a few questions Is this your home? Are you staying with some one room-mates,renting a room from someone? Here's your options for your home Spray foam alone in walls does not stop noise. Renting/room-mates Definietly don't have bed on that wall put dressers there instead to help defer/block noises. Hang blankets on wall over sponges to baffle noise then dressers in front.

  • Lolly Lolly on Dec 16, 2018

    Thanks to everyone responses truly appreciate the time you all took to help. It’s my home. Happy Holidays God blessings best wishes 2019 to all

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jan 01, 2023

    I would seriously consider moving.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 02, 2023

    Hubby plays music so have tried a lot of cheap solution. Hanging blankets on the walls help. Any material helps to absorb the sound so it doesn't bounce off the naked wall.

    I know ear plugs can be uncomfortable but they are about the cheapest solution.

    Years ago I got a white noise machine from Goodwill and it worked for years.

  • Deb K Deb K on Apr 03, 2024

    Hi Lolly, hope this helps. The easiest way may be to blow insulation in between the studs if you have drywall. You can then patch the holes and repaint. You can hire someone to do this for you, it will make a big difference!

    As far as soundproofing goes, anything cheap or easy will not be effective. The gold standard (short of using concrete) would be to make a double wall by removing the drywall on one side of the bedroom-bathroom wall, then building a structurally separate wall that is not attached to the existing wall.

  • Janice Janice on Apr 03, 2024

    There are companies who can boar holes between the studs and spray insulation into those spaces, then repair the holes so the walls look the same as before. This should provide a good sound barrier to prevent the noise from the bathroom. Over the years the price will be well worth it.

  • Dee Dee on Apr 04, 2024

    Blown in insulation would help tremendously. In fact it would be a great idea to do the entire house at one time. Home Depot and Lowes offers this service as well as from Home service places like Thumbtack.

  • Betsy Betsy on Apr 04, 2024

    Hi Lolly: Perhaps you are addressing the wrong area :) How about addressing the noisy toilet? You can buy a product that is quieter when refilling the toilet: Korky QuietFill Platinum Fill Valve 528MCM - The Home Depot I have them and put them in myself. Just be sure to turn the water off to the toilet and follow the directions on the box and Bob's your uncle! :) Hopefully this will help. You can even get one of those toilet tank cover sets to make it quieter; Wissota Trader Stoneberry Home Plush 5-Piece Bath Rug Set, Black : Home & Kitchen And, maybe you can move your bed to another wall?

    Good luck