You can’t soundproof a toilet bowl since there is a small space between the seat and the bowl. Or perhaps you could try putting the seat up and try to squeeze your butt into the toilet bowl to make it soundproof! However, if you do that, you might damage the toilet bowl or mess yourself up. Don’t do that! Instead, it would be best if you soundproof your bathroom.
Well… It can be challenging to soundproof a bathroom, especially if you weren’t the actual constructor of your house. Its pretty normal to feel embarrassed when guests hear the toilet flushing (and all the other toilet noises) whenever you use the bathroom.
If you’ve got your washroom next to your dining room and living room, a “loud” bathroom can be a big turn-off. Thankfully, we were able to find out some of the tips you can apply to soundproof your bathroom. So read on!
6 Tips for Soundproofing Your Bathroom
Try out the following tips to make your bathroom soundproof:
Tip 1: Soundproof the Bathroom Door.
Many bathroom doors are very poor absorbers of sound since they’re very hollow. If you want to soundproof your bathroom, replacing the door can be very expensive, so try sealing the door instead. You’ll need to use some special glue, such as Green Glue. Tightly seal the frame around your bathroom door with a thick layer of Green Glue plus weather stripping, and place a draft stopper on the bottom of your door to prevent sound from leaving the room.
To confirm whether there may be leaks, walk inside the bathroom and close the door. Turn off all the lights. If you still see the light penetrating through some spaces, try to seal them again until there is no space for light to pass. Green Glue help quieten the noise that people make in their bathrooms, thanks to its excellent coverage.
Tip 2: Use A Soundproof Blanket to soundproof your bathroom walls
Special blankets are available that will block out the noise that comes from inside your bathroom. These blankets have a tightly-woven material that blocks the sound that people make while in the bathroom. Not to mention, you won’t be able to smell a stale bathroom when you put the soundproof blanket in your bathroom.
Tip 3: Soundproof Your Bathroom Walls
If you look forward to soundproofing your bathroom, you can install drywall that will act as a sound barrier. Note that if you buy the drywall, it will be wise to hire a professional to install it correctly. Drywall is ideal for absorbing unwanted sound as it creates another barrier for sound to go through before it escapes.
Tip 4: Soundproof Your Bathroom Flooring
You may also soundproof the floors in your bathroom. Rubber mats look very cute, especially when they are colored to match the color scheme of your bathroom. They also absorb the loud and squeaky noises that come from the bathroom. Moreover, it’s an excellent way to prevent yourself from slipping. It’s a triple win!
Tip 5: Soundproof Your Toilet Seat
It can be challenging to deal with toilet seats that constantly bang down after someone uses the toilet. But with some small, self-adhesive silicone pads, you can easily eliminate that noise. Install foaming silicone pads to your cistern to hold your toilet seat cover every time someone raises it. It may also be helpful to put some extra pads underneath your toilet seat cover.
Tip 6: Soundproof Your toilet flush
It’s very embarrassing for guests to hear the toilet flushing while sitting in the living room. Luckily, there is a simple way to soundproof your toilet flush. What you need is some strong adhesive to cover the edges of the toilet tank and the lid. After you’ve cleaned the toilet, put on some duct tape and cover the tank and the lid. The presence of some adhesive can make it very difficult for your toilet to make noise while it’s flushing and refilling.
Can you hear the toilet flushing while downstairs?
When you hear your drainage pipes vibrate when you flush the toilet, there is a problem with the cistern fill valve. A fill valve lets your toilet tank refill. It may sound loud, just like groaning or a foghorn sound that echoes for about 30 seconds after flushing your toilet.
Why do bathrooms constantly echo?
There are many reasons why bathrooms always echo. Bathrooms echo due to the tough surfaces that absorb sound and provide a barrier from outside noise. Glass, tiles, and other hard surfaces that are poor sound absorbers cause the vibrations to travel continuously, creating an annoying echo effect. Although it sounds good in a bathroom, it may not sound as nice in a living or dining room.
How do you make the toilet less loud?
A simple way to keep toilets quiet is to put some tape on the toilet lid to prevent excess sounds produced when it’s flushed. The seal on the top of the toilet helps reduce noise from the toilet when emptying and filling up with water.
There are plenty of DIY ways to make your bathroom soundproof or even create a soundproofing space in your bathroom for people to enjoy while they are taking a shower. Start with simple methods like strategically placing your furniture and installing soundproofing floor mats, then, if necessary, move up to more sophisticated methods like adding insulation walls.
Amos Christen graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Drexel University — Philadelphia, PA. Since 2003, Amos has worked with top interior design professionals in that area, including architects and interior/graphic/lighting designers. As a skilled interior designer, Amos Christen is highly versed in fine arts and crafts and uses that to supplement his main area of expertise. He often publishes articles related to home décor on several websites, including Sprucetoilets.com, Sprucebathroom.com, and Mybesuitedhome.com. He also contributes to leading interior design magazines.