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AnonymousTomato Fri 20-Oct-17 20:58:10

Does anyone have suggestions as to how to soundproof a floor from sounds from the flat below. It's a concrete floor and I'm about to replace the covering from carpet to engineered wood/laminate/antiquo but can i put anything down to help reduce noise coming up from below? Thanks

PigletJohn Sat 21-Oct-17 00:13:27

thick carpet with heavy felt underlay.

Does your lease permit you to put down hard flooring?

AnonymousTomato Sat 21-Oct-17 03:15:09

My lease technically doesn't but I wouldn't be the only one to have broken the lease

Can you put underlay under hard flooring to help soundproof things?

johnd2 Sat 21-Oct-17 05:30:47

Agreed with the thick carpet being the best way. You can get an isolating system where the floor deck sits on rubber dampers but that's not specialist.
I'm waiting for the thread next month about the person above got laminate floor and it's driving them mad! We've had enough of them to go round.

TsunamiOfShit Sat 21-Oct-17 05:44:06

There's acoustic underlay you can put under laminate.

fucksakefay Sat 21-Oct-17 05:50:41

It's really unfair to put down hard flooring in a flat, and your lease doesn't technically forbid it, it clearly actually forbids it.
You are concerned about noise from below, trust me noise you make on hard flooring for the flat below you will be much worse.
You shouldn't buy a flat if you're going to ignore the terms of the lease and be so selfish.
Other people breaking the rules doesn't make it ok.

BrokeAndBad Sat 21-Oct-17 06:06:47

I live in a ground floor flat. The person above me has wood/laminate flooring... (against the lease)

Please do not do it!!!

butterfly56 Sat 21-Oct-17 18:33:05

very good quality underlay and thick carpet best solution all round for you and your neighbours.

AnonymousTomato Sat 21-Oct-17 19:11:59

Ok so it turns out that it is a very well sound proofed floor and is solid concrete the noise I was hearing was coming up the chimney which obviously can’t be blocked due to a fireplace

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