Soundproofing a wood floor
Anyone who lives in a house on two floors with hardwood floors in the above, knows the hassle of irritating noises. If you live in an apartment on the ground floor or a condo, your neighbors upstairs can exhaust your patience every time you walk around the room or playing loud music. And, if you’re that so loud upstairs neighbor, is even more stressful receive all complaints. Although the wood floors are not very friendly acoustically carpeted floors, cork or rubber, you can accomplish absorb, isolate or remove the sounds caused by the wood floor.
Walk without shoes and placed padded carpets. Maybe you’re the owner of your own home or live in an apartment , then your hands are somewhat tied when rebuilding an entire plant. On the other hand, maybe you are the owner, but do not want to take the trouble to redo the floor to install acoustic panels. You can reduce the noise level walking barefoot, and placing large mats (with generous foam padding) on top of the wood floors upstairs.
Check the specifications of the insulation. If you are building a new home and plan to install wood floors up, be sure to consider the qualifications of isolation of each type of wood or ask your local specialist on the floor that has the best sound ratings. Sounds are measured by the air there (speech and music) and impact (footfall and falling objects).
Applies sound proof materials on floors. Build the floor with suspended wood subfloors. After sweeping all subsurface waste, make the necessary repairs before placing the layers. Instead of installing conventional base layers, using acoustic panels (sound absorbing). Be sure to check if adjustments are needed, as the panels may be thicker than plywood. Carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
Using an acoustic coupler. Is a thin rubber product is placed on the subfloor for sound insulation. After standing, are stapled to the wooden floor. Again, see the exact instructions from the manufacturer.
Use sound insulation panels in walls and floors to absorb the noise. If you are building a new house, you might want to put music room upstairs. By installing acoustic panels on the walls and floor, you can isolate the noise and not disturb the rest of the family on the ground floor. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation details, placing flat sides up.
Use cork products. Cork is an excellent material to absorb sound. After installing a corkboard quarter inch thick, place a plywood half-inch thick and finally the strips of wood that are nailed to the floor.