TrafficMaster Allure - How To Deaden The Sound? - Flooring - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-28-2009, 06:32 PM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10

TrafficMaster Allure - How to deaden the sound?

I love what I've read about Home Depot's Allure and would like to use it throughout a four-unit rental property.

I am, however, about the noise the first floor tenants will get from the second floor tenants walking on this relatively thin material. I'm wondering if I could put some sort or underlayment under it to soften the noise from footsteps. Any experience with this?

Also, how can I use this on stairs? How do you deal with the front edge (bullnose?) of each step?




Ron G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2009, 07:31 PM   #2
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 11,188
Rewards Points: 5,336

Most, if not all laminate flooring require a foam underlayment. Check the website.


Ron6519 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2009, 08:53 AM   #3
Hard Surface Specialist
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: MI
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10

There is a cork underlayment that is available in rolls and comes in several thicknesses. It can be hard to find and isn't cheap, but it is used often in condos and lofts to help with sound transfer. The cork is glued down and then the floor can be installed on top of the cork.

There are also vinyl overlapping stair noses that are available that will allow the floor to expand and contract.
Mr. Floor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2009, 03:59 PM   #4
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

I am looking to install this product in my condo. I am wondering if anyone has any comments on the sound for units below? My homeowners association is pretty tough on any noise transfer and I wondered if anyone had any experience with this. Or if anyone knows whether the company will do any kind of noise certification I could show the association?
gray_matter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2009, 04:09 PM   #5
Bud Cline's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 10,705
Rewards Points: 558

FIRST - All you guys should do a search on this site. This place has a lot of information about that particular product.
Bud Cline is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trafficmaster Allure Commercial Confetti Dark Grey Vinyl Flooring (24 Sq. Ft. Per Cas bennyjets Flooring 3 08-09-2009 10:50 PM
Trafficmaster Allure and Concete Sealer Alex3D Flooring 1 03-24-2009 06:26 AM
Soundproof Windows BlueJello General DIY Discussions 3 11-30-2007 05:34 PM
What makes a quiet window? Badfish740 Building & Construction 8 09-30-2007 10:22 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1