Quieting a Noisy Wood Floor

shutterstock_135503474Adding wooden flooring into your home is a wonderful way to boost your worth and wow-factor. Whether your hardwood flooring are new or better yet, first into an old house, they could create a lot of noise to decide on their good looks. From creaks to the clamoring of children and pets, the noises of wood floors can vary. Luckily, there are lots of ways to decrease the noises once you’ve identified its source.

Creaky Floorboards

In older wood flooring and even newer ones, you may discover that creaking occurs. Though this might be great for knowing when somebody is sneaking around the home, it is fairly irritating. Squeaking floors often happen since the floorboards have shifted and are now rubbing against each other or their claws causing noise. Usually, this is really a sign that the floor has to be worked , however, the fix is comparatively fast. Typically, a specialist can fix the floor with a few new nails plus a metal squeak ender or a wood shim. In case you have yet to put in your flooring and want to eliminate noise and the potential for future noises, make sure that you add a thick underlayment of soundproofing material as the pillow and depth will help prevent squeaking and noise penetration.

Foot Traffic

If running feet would be your problem, your answer is a bit more straightforward. Adding hallway runner rugs is a excellent way to decrease the noise from children and pets alike. If you don’t have a shoe-free home, now is the perfect time to start employing a shoe-less policy. Not only does it ensure that there is less noise from thumping feet, but also your house will be cleaner also.

Ambient Noise

Last but not least, because of its tough material, wood will allow noises to reverberate and echo. This will make even tiny sounds even more noticeable. To help remove this you’ll want to add plenty of sound absorbing materials to your property. Long curtains in heavy materials, thick rugs, and upholstered furniture are all items that will help reduce the sound. In case you have high ceilings, false beams are a terrific way to help reduce noise as they stop the capacity for echoing.

Hardwood Flooring Installation and Maintenance

At Floor Sanding North London our dedication to quality installation is apparent in all we do, and that explains why our customers consistently rate us as one of the best builders in the area. If you’re ready to talk with someone concerning your hardwood floors job, we would like to hear from you! Get in touch with us at 020 3369 0825 or send us a message here.

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