Sound Proof ceiling...?
I have a 14 by 20 1st floor family room with hardwood floors. FYI we sit at the far side of the room. Directly underneath is a 12 x 18 section of basement finally being finished. The joists have fg insulation in place. There is one metal duct run covered in fg as well.
The wife and kids would like another tv down here...on the far side of the room right under where I sit to upstairs to watch my tv! I set a radio there at a normal listening volume. Sure enough the sound can easily be heard thru the floor upstairs.
My question is what if anything can be done to eliminate or lessen he noise and at what cost?
I see home depot sells ROXIL sound proofing stuff. I could put it on top of the fg in the joists on the far end of the room where the tv would be. It would get expensive to do the whole area. However, the package says it for steel studs in side walls.
I could put in a better Armstrong ceiling than I was planning on (drywall is out). The ceiling I had picked said it blocked 45% of noise. The better one says it blocks 70%. Of course it costs twice as much?
What do you think?...or am I simply fighting a losing battle?