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upper unit floor? (by CJ [MO]) Feb 11, 2018 1:32 PM
       upper unit floor? (by plenty [MO]) Feb 11, 2018 2:04 PM
       upper unit floor? (by CJ [MO]) Feb 11, 2018 2:14 PM
       upper unit floor? (by Ken [NY]) Feb 11, 2018 2:29 PM
       upper unit floor? (by Andrew, Canada [ON]) Feb 11, 2018 2:33 PM
       upper unit floor? (by CJ [MO]) Feb 11, 2018 2:39 PM
       upper unit floor? (by Robert J [CA]) Feb 11, 2018 4:24 PM
       upper unit floor? (by AllyM [NJ]) Feb 11, 2018 5:35 PM
       upper unit floor? (by Nicole [PA]) Feb 11, 2018 6:36 PM
       upper unit floor? (by Andrew, Canada [ON]) Feb 12, 2018 5:16 AM
       upper unit floor? (by Andrew, Canada [ON]) Feb 12, 2018 5:31 AM
       upper unit floor? (by Vee [OH]) Feb 12, 2018 6:49 AM
       upper unit floor? (by TA [CA]) Feb 13, 2018 12:46 PM

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upper unit floor? (by CJ [MO]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 1:32 PM
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I want to replace upper level condo floor bedroom carpet with hard floor, but worried about noise. It it ok to put gym rubber floor for underlayer, then put allure on top of the rubber. I assume that will be even quieter than carpet.

--97.91.xxx.xxx




upper unit floor? (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 2:04 PM
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What does your installer say? What about just going with more carpet? There must be something 2nd floor installers are doing? --99.203.x.xx




upper unit floor? (by CJ [MO]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 2:14 PM
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I want to replace carpet with floor because it is very hard to keep carpet clean, but we do not want downstairs complain about noise. --97.91.xxx.xxx




upper unit floor? (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 2:29 PM
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Condo rules may not allow for anything but carpet --72.231.xxx.xxx




upper unit floor? (by Andrew, Canada [ON]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 2:33 PM
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You had better check with your condo board. Many require pre approval of any underlayment you put under hardwood, laminate or vinyl plank.

You could install the new flooring and then have to remove it all if the allowed underlayment wasnt used. --65.94.xxx.xxx




upper unit floor? (by CJ [MO]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 2:39 PM
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I checked with Condo, they do not have rule for floor. They said it is OK as long as downstairs not complain. --97.91.xxx.xxx




upper unit floor? (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 4:24 PM
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I warned a friend of the possible extra noise would result from replacing his carpet with laminate or wood flooring. He didn't listen. The HOA wouldn't get involved. So the owner below had to have sound proofing installed in their bedroom ceilings and walls to stop the clank of the upstairs lady waking in heals at all hours of the night.

The soundproof drywall cost to installed (labor and materials) plus the priming and painting was $3,500. The lower owner sued the owner above and won in small claims court.

So unless you take steps to put the very best sound proofing underlay system in place, it will cost you even more money in the end. --47.156.xx.xx




upper unit floor? (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 5:35 PM
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That's ridiculous. Carpeting is necessary or you will be having fist fights between tenants. Carpet the stairs too. --73.33.xxx.xxx




upper unit floor? (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 6:36 PM
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I agree that carpet is needed in an upstairs unit ... unless you are willing to spend big bucks to sound proof. Perhaps young folks don't like carpet but would rather have wood/look ... they don't have any idea what the issues for the landlord will be.

--72.95.xx.xxx




upper unit floor? (by Andrew, Canada [ON]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2018 5:16 AM
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"Its ok as long as downstairs not complain"

Well then I guess it will be ok. Go ahead and do it.

-that was sarcasm.

When anyone down stairs....now or in the future complains....even if the complaint isnt justified....YOU will be blamed.

It will be your responsibility, your expense, your problem. --65.94.xxx.xxx




upper unit floor? (by Andrew, Canada [ON]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2018 5:31 AM
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Sorry, I dont intend to be rude. Its that I am a landlord in ontario canada and EVERYTHING is the landlords fault and responsibility here.

I would be careful of using rubber gym mats....i have

spent many hours around such mats.....in a small enclosed area there maybe an issue with off gassing....real or imaginary. --65.94.xxx.xxx




upper unit floor? (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2018 6:49 AM
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Put in allure and grab an area rug somewhere on sale - best of both worlds. --76.188.xxx.xx




upper unit floor? (by TA [CA]) Posted on: Feb 13, 2018 12:46 PM
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A floating floor with a sound proof underlayment is much quieter than nailed down hardwood. But still not as quiet as carpet. If noise is still a problem after add area rugs for bedrooms, and high traffic areas. --142.254.xx.xx



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