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How to Reduce Floor Noise in 5 Steps?

September 24, 2014

If you have a nice neighbour living below you or you are the lucky owner of a two-storey house then, reducing the noise that comes from your house is probably your concern. One of the noise sources can be that beautiful country farmhouse wooden flooring that was installed last year.

If you have a nice neighbour living below you or you are the lucky owner of a two-storey house then, reducing the noise that comes from your house is probably your concern. One of the noise sources can be that beautiful country farmhouse wooden flooring that was installed last year.

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You are proud of it but how to keep that floor quiet for your neighbours and for you? Here we have 4 useful tips to keep in mind:

Choose right accessories

If you have hardwood flooring in your property one of the options is to use play mats and area rugs. By using them you can not only reduce floor noise but this will also allow you to customize your interior over and over again as your living area will be used in different ways. 

Right underlayment

If you are installing your floors, use underlayment that will help to reduce floor noise.

Match your underlay to how your room’s used – from loud music to a whisper – it is crucial in saving money by helping your flooring last longer and improving your home life. ESB Flooring offers wide range 

There’s a wide range of sound-deadening underlayment; the material and thickness you choose will make a difference.

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One of the best on the market are:

Platinum Lux  Sound Reduction Underlay – polyethylene foam with silver metallic foil. Particularly recommended for interiors subject to heat loss. It offers protection against the sound transition to the room below.

Radiance Cloud 9 Underlay – it is suitable for underfloor heating too

ESB also sells soundproof underlays from other market leading manufacturers, like: Ball & Young, QA Products and Acoustalay

Leave some space

If you’re building a new home, keep in mind that the amount of space between the ceiling and the floor above it makes a difference. Unfortunately, a lot of apartments and new built flats reduce this space to reduce building costs, which ends up increasing floor noise.

Useful tips

Remember about all those things you can do on every thay basis to help with floor noise reduction.

Think about the shoes you are wearing – high heels, sneakers? Or maybe just use house slippers – that option definitely reduce the noise, dirt and your feet won’t sweat. Walk lightly.

Talk to your neighbour – ask what he actually can hear? Sometimes there is nothing you can do about the noise, but even letting them know you’re concerned and aware can make a difference.

If you have any further questions regarding walnut wood flooring or you are looking for an advice about the best flooring options for your home feel free to contact the ESB sales team. Contact us now to request your no hassle no obligation free samples or come down to our North London showroom for a closer look.

 

 

 

 

 

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