Author Topic: Footfall even with carpet and padding???  (Read 3474 times)

rwalia99

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Footfall even with carpet and padding???
« on: February 14, 2011, 08:54:00 PM »
Not sure if anyone remembers my problem but you won't believe this!

After all these months, I finally got the upstairs guy to put carpet and padding in the bedrooms to fix the footfall noise on his bamboo floors (I paid for it). 

Good news, right?

Not so fast. 

I can still hear the footfall noise!! 

Argh!!!!!!!!! 

How is this even possible???????????

I thought carpet would be the cure-all.  The previous owner had carpet and I never heard him.  Now I hear every footstep on this guy's carpet.  What the hell??

Randy S

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Re: Footfall even with carpet and padding???
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2011, 10:49:11 PM »
I do remember your thread, and I am not that surprised. This is why we sell the underlayment for beneath carpet and padding because carpet and padding alone will not be a great reduction of sound (it is better than nothing).
It is just like when he had throw rugs, reduction minimal and padding would be a slight improvement over just throw rugs.

Do you know if they installed the same quality of carpet and padding as before?

And I do not remember, but do you have recessed lighting?

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rwalia99

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Re: Footfall even with carpet and padding???
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2011, 07:02:29 AM »
Hi Randy, what is the underlayment you sell?  How does it compare to cork?

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Re: Footfall even with carpet and padding???
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2011, 04:30:00 PM »
Here is the link to our underlayment, and it is far superior than cork! for both impact and airborne sound.

http://shop3.mailordercentral.com/supersoundproofing/prodinfo.asp?number=09-00005CC-54F
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rwalia99

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Re: Footfall even with carpet and padding???
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2011, 09:13:30 PM »
I called Randy and thanks to his great advice, they changed from 3.5 pound density to 8 pound density padding, and the problem is solved.  Thanks Randy!  You da man!