[Bell Historians] Sound deadening

David Bryant davidbryant at ...
Fri Aug 5 16:46:56 BST 2005

>>From a purely acoustical point of view, you understand, old bits of carpet
>and mattress have much to commend them (cf. Milton Abbey). At all events
>avoid anything like sand or dense plaster. Also, if using timber, softwood
>performs better than hardwood.

A sandwich floor composed of a layer of thick expanded polystyrene sheets 
between two layers of softwood boarding works quite well.



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