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Old 03-28-2009, 06:32 PM   #1
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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?

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Most, if not all laminate flooring require a foam underlayment. Check the website.
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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.
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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?
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FIRST - All you guys should do a search on this site. This place has a lot of information about that particular product.
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