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ymi

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soundproofing floors
« on: January 08, 2016, 05:23:37 PM »
Hello,

I currently own a 2 story duplex and the tenants on the bottom floor are complaining that they here everything from snoring, to the laundry machine, talking, and footsteps upstairs.  We tried decoupling the ceiling by using channels and 2 layers of drywall, but we took some shortcuts and did not use soundproof clips or mass loaded vinyl.  We are now considering going to the source of the noise and soundproofing the floors, but would like to do it the right way.  We currently have hardwood floors. We do not want carpet, but are willing to change the hardwood floors to engineered wood and also willing to remove the current hardwood floors if we have to.  What would be the best route to soundproof our floors?

Thank you!

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Re: soundproofing floors
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2016, 06:04:18 PM »
You will need to put in a decoupled floating floor. In order to do that we have 2 options that work.
our 50% decoupled system would require you to lift the floor 1 1/8" before the final flooring.
or our 90% decoupled system which would require you to lift the floor 2 1/2" before final floor.

Feel free to give me a call direct to discuss these systems.

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ymi

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Re: soundproofing floors
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2016, 03:13:28 AM »
Hi Randy

Thank you for all your advice regarding soundproofing floors and ceiling.  I was wondering would we get better sound insulation by redoing the floors or the ceiling (if we were to follow your recommendations for both).

Thank you,
Mimi

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Re: soundproofing floors
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 04:54:54 PM »
At source will always achieve a better value of noise reduction. So the Floor.


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Randy Sieg

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