A wooden floor is a beautiful addition to any home and is the preferred choice of flooring for many homes and businesses. It is versatile, easy to maintain and keep clean and much more hygienic than alternatives like carpet. Like anything though there are downsides and one of those is the noise that a wooden floor can create. If you live in a top floor apartment or have people living or working underneath you then it is important to have a noise reduction solution applied when having your wooden floor installed. It’s not uncommon for the noise from above to end in arguments and in some cases even lawsuits. Property developers now have to consider the impact of such things and when buying a new apartment it is more than likely going to have adequate sound proofing.
If you are replacing your floor and perhaps changing carpet for wooden flooring then applying underfloor sound barriers is an effective way to minimise noise and irritation, ensuring that you don’t end up at war with your neighbours. There are a whole range of sound proofing solutions to choose from. From cork and foam to heavy duty rubber, they all offer varying levels of sound proofing and affordability. Take cork for example. This is a highly effective insulator as well as being an effective sound barrier and if you don’t want your neighbours downstairs to hear every single footstep or movement then having a cork underlay will help. Recycled rubber is also an effective solution that offers similar benefits.
Some sound barriers can also provide effective prevention against mould and mildew which can rot and damage a wooden floor over time. We don’t expect you to have all the answers though and that is why we are here to help. When you have decided that you would like to consider wooden flooring then we will come and assess the property and advise you on the best course of action. If we think that you need a sound barrier installed then we can advise on the best type for your particular property. If you have neighbours below this will obviously have an impact on our recommendations.
Once you have decided on the type of flooring you want we will provide the materials and install both the sound barrier and the flooring for you then you can enjoy your new floor without having to worry about upsetting those around you.