Author Topic: Soundproofing treadmill in ground floor studio apt  (Read 982 times)

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Soundproofing treadmill in ground floor studio apt
« on: March 02, 2018, 07:31:28 PM »
Hi there,

I looked through some of the treadmill conversations in this forum before but am hoping someone here can help with the particular issues I am having..

I live in a studio in a block of 12 apartments. I have a foldable ~65 lb treadmill I use for walking and running. It's on wood floors. Right now it's about a foot and a half from the hallway wall (a bookshelf between) with a closet behind it.

I bought these https://www.homedepot.com/p/TrafficMASTER-Black-25-4-in-x-25-4-in-x-0-68-in-Shock-Absorbing-Gym-Floor-4-Pack-24182COPLHD/301152527 and put them on top of an exercise mat in a double layer to support the treadmill's front base and it's two back feet. They lessen vibration fantastically in the house. But, I think because of the closet right next to the hallway, there's still vibration in the hallway stairwell, and a surprising lot of it. It's driving my neighbor across the hall crazy. I thought we would be okay with neighbor complaints bc we were on the ground floor :(

Is there a way to improve the vibration absorption beneath the treadmill? Or is the answer to improve the vibration absorption of the closet (which has a door, but a flimsy one with a mirror)? I'm going to move it to another wall and hope it helps, but I'm a little worried since the studio is so small. Is moving it 7 feet away to another, outer facing wall really going to help? And if it does, will it bother our upstairs neighbors?

Thanks for any help you have!

Randy S

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Re: Soundproofing treadmill in ground floor studio apt
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2018, 08:13:03 PM »
before you buy anything else, move the machine to a exterior load bearing wall and reassess.

if that doesn't work you would need to build a decoupled platform for it to go on.
For this you would need to contact me direct.

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