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How to Reduce Noise With Your Hardwood Flooring

At Quantum Floors, our on-site showroom experts answer a lot of questions about hardwood flooring in West Palm Beach, FL, one of which concerns noise reduction. Regardless of the home size, be it a mega-mansion or a condo, homeowners often want to know what steps they can take to reduce noise. Whether it's your kid playing drums in the basement, or the nosy neighbors downstairs who are always complaining, we have some useful tips on how to choose engineered hardwood or wood flooring that will soundproof your home.

Reduce Noise with Accessories
If you want hardwood flooring in West Palm Beach, FL, a fun alternative is to use runners or area rugs. The wonderful thing about this option, is that you can customize your space many times over. In addition to lessening noise, you can also make your home space truly versatile.

A Quality Underlayment Will Decrease Sound
Before you install your new floors, chat with the installation crew and make sure that they're going to put in a quality underlayment. Do this ahead of time, as they may need to place an order for sound-deadening underlayment, a material that comes in a variety of thicknesses, to lessen sound transfer.

If You're Renovating, Add Some Space
Did you know that the amount of space between the floor and ceiling plays a huge role in sound amplification? If you're renovating, try to add as much distance between the floors and ceiling as possible, since reducing it will end up increasing floor noise.

Be Considerate of Family and Neighbors
Remember, there's plenty of things that you can do, on a day-to-day basis, to be more considerate of those around you. For instance, you can eliminate shoes in the house entirely, or make an effort to walk lightly. When it comes to complaining neighbors, make it a point of asking about the specific noise issue. Depending upon the problem, you may not be able to remedy the situation any more than you already have, but letting the neighbors know that you?re concerned about their complaints, makes a huge difference.

For more helpful information about flooring, visit our Quantum Floors showrooms, located in Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and Fort Lauderdale, FL.