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Soundproofing a Home Billiard Room

Soundproofing a Home Billiard Room

I have finally purchased a pool table for my home and have everything all setup.

My new problem is noise reduction to the upper level of the house. I’ve been looking around the internet and home improvement stores but all of the “soundproofing” materials are crazy expensive.

I was just wondering if anyone here has encountered a similar problem and managed to reduce the noise issue without reducing their wallets too much.

I’ve thought of just filling in all of the holes in the ceiling for wires and pipes in with foam and putting in some high R value insulation. But I’m not sure if that will do the trick.

Maybe someone here has a better suggestion or can share some of their ideas or experience?

Soundproofing a Home Billiard Room

Replies & Comments

  1. asmith27George on 1/22/2007 5:57:31 PM

    I would fill the space between the rafters with some nice thick insulation with the paper backing so it staples to each of the rafters.

    Then either put in a drop ceiling with the industrial tiles or just do some sheet rock. That should do enough sound proofing for you.

  2. asmith27A-Train on 1/23/2007 4:33:20 AM

    I, for one, would NEVER deaden the sounds of pool. If someone were playing, it would just be an excuse for me to go down there and kick their ass.

  3. asmith27asmith27 on 1/23/2007 11:51:22 PM

    NEVER? Having kids changes everything.

  4. asmith27A-Train on 1/27/2007 7:13:19 PM

    I would encourage them to play pool with me. If it's a little too late and they are sleeping then it's probable that you should be asleep too.

  5. asmith27asmith27 on 2/4/2007 11:31:32 PM

    If you think you can get a four year old and a one year old to shoot pool my hat goes off to you. In addition, if you think a parent should go to bed at 8pm just because that is when their kids go to bed, I'm sure...beyond a doubt you are not a parent.

    That being said. I'm just asking for help with soundproofing. Good luck to you and always have fun!

  6. asmith27fultimebum on 2/5/2007 6:21:18 AM

    Have you thought of those sound proof tiles? You can put some plywood on the rafters and then install some acoustical tiles on the plywood.

    You could do a section at a time that way it wouldn't be as hard on your wallet.

  7. asmith27asmith27 on 2/5/2007 1:31:33 PM

    Nice idea man, I think I saw some acoustical tiles at Home Depot that were not too expensive and like you said I can do a section at a time. Very nice idea. Looks like I just filled my weekend.

  8. asmith27RayMills on 4/16/2020 4:25:47 AM

    Is the loudest thing in your pool room the game itself?

    Next time I have the slate off of my coin-op pool table I'm going to install some thin padding to stop the balls clunking on their way to the ball return.

    There's a YouTube video on that, showing how to obviously cover the bouncing points while also installing some "resistance gates".

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Soundproofing a Home Billiard Room

  • Title: Soundproofing a Home Billiard Room
  • Author: (Andrew Smith)
  • Published: 1/22/2007 3:36:00 PM