Author Topic: Impact Noise from Condo Gym Below.  (Read 3757 times)

estinnis

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Impact Noise from Condo Gym Below.
« on: February 23, 2010, 04:46:51 PM »
So every day between 6am-12am I hear and feel the sounds and vibrations from people dropping the free weights in the Gym below my apartment.  They only have 1/4 inch flooring directly on concrete, so I purchased extra thick rubber mats for additional padding, however they didn't seem to make any difference at all.  Even when I stack 2 rubber mats for 2 inches of additional padding, the impact noise is still the same.  What should I do?  Maybe I should put foam mats under the rubber mats?  Or maybe a wood base floating above the floor?  I have a bit a freedom here to try anything, except rip up walls and floors.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Impact Noise from Condo Gym Below.
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010, 10:56:51 PM »
This will take far more than any mat or underlayment on the floor to reduce this problem as you have already experienced. A floating floor will be an option depending on max weight dropped and what base you float.
How much weight are they dropping?
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estinnis

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Re: Impact Noise from Condo Gym Below.
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2010, 02:25:29 PM »
Up to 65lbs :|  I purchased several 4x6 rubber mats, so I was thinking about getting 4x6 sheets of plywood as well to put underneath the mats, and then putting foam "pucks" under the plywood to hoist it off the floor about 1/2 an inch.  Something like this...http://revolutionaudio.ca/store/2006_09_01_archive.php 

Thoughts?

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Re: Impact Noise from Condo Gym Below.
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2010, 04:33:34 PM »
Based on 65lbs. the assembly that you referred to looks good! just dont let the perimeter touch adjoining walls and it should work.
I happen to carry the pre cut 2" x 2" neoprene pads that they show.
Here is the link.
http://shop3.mailordercentral.com/supersoundproofing/prodinfo.asp?number=09%2D00002%2D2%2D3EACH

Please post your results. :)
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