Soundproofing floors is a process that requires a careful evaluation of the current construction and conditions; then the selection of a floor underlayment product that will actually work given your specific requirements. There is not a “cookie cutter” product that will work for all floors, or even 25% of the floors to be treated.
We consider it our responsibility to make sure you understand how products and solutions will work in your home. Solutions for concrete buildings don’t always work for wood buildings; and there are even buildings where both exist! Your experience with MetroNYInsulation should be one where you are provided with relevant information that you can use to make an informed decision to work with us and implement a proper solution.
How Floors Transmit Noise and the Connection to the Ceiling Below
The transmission of footstep noise travels through many paths, an example is shown below;
With the many paths shown in the example above, you now have a complete picture of the challenges we face when assisting you to make a decision about floor under layments or filling the space above your head. Because the ceiling below should be considered in your decision; the existing structure in your home has to be defined before the right solution can be selected.
These situations are most common in new construction of homes, condos and town houses. Older homes present other issues that we discuss with you during our observation and consultation.