Flooring & Floor Covering
May 13, 2018 10:14 pm
We are in the process of putting two bedrooms up in the attic and were looking for flooring options. We are avoiding carpet for obvious dust & alllergy reasons and narrowed down on engineered timber.
1) Downstairs we have hardwood jarrah structural flooring
2) to avoid dark colors upstairs, we are going with blackbutt which will be a smooth transition from jarrah
3) Looking for underlay options upstairs to reduce footfall sound, other airborne noise transmission. Have researched a bit and was thinking of dunlop or regupol acoustic underlay.
Has anyone used these and have any other suggestions. I think rubber/cork material will dampen footfall vibrations and noise better than others. Any min thickness i go with or 5mm is snough?
(I am also installing acoustic batts between the floors)
4) Lastly , downstairs hardwood flooring is on joists and causes lot of thumping /vibration noise throughout the house. Is there an easy way to fix this. Say, if i instal a rubber underlay on the existing hardwood and another flooring on top (say engineered timber). I thought it might be easier than ripping the flooring out completely.
Re: Underlay suggestions for upstairs engineered timber floo2
Oct 10, 2018 8:11 am
I will suggest one thing. My dad had problems with his floor creaking and making noises as you walked over it. He had boards put down and a noise suppressant. Took it all up again because it still made a noise. Turned out to be the nails in the joists. He went over the lot with a punch and nailed them all tight again. Now no creaking noise!
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