I just move in and I need to do the floor... I do think it would be more economical ecologic and hygienic and would dramatically reduce noise issue if Peabody was fixing floors once for all and having the tenants charged for the damaged caused...anyway... I was wondering what kind of floor did you put? I don't have huge budget and I don't wish to lay carpet because of my allegies. I wanted a acoustic underlay and laminate and some rugs but I am bit scared if peabody visits me they ask me to remove it. So I am looking for alternative I have no knowledge on the subject if you have any suggestions and maybe a professional to recommend in London I'll be grateful
I am happy to find a reply and thank you. the tenancy said no hard floor except in the bathroom and the kitchen if you have tenants below. when I visited the man said carpet but if I was putting hard floor and the neighbours complain about noise it would be anti social behaviour and I'll have to remove it... I did have a look a bit at vinyl but this is not cheap, doesn't look as good and not sure it will be less noisy. I have seen this online was wondering if it will be ok http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/30m2-6mm-Thick-Supreme-Sonic-Gold-Acoustic-Underlay-Wood-or-Laminate-/171518414188?hash=item27ef4b4d6c:g:QrcAAOSwcwhVMUpW
I should think vinyl without acoustic underlay would be as noisy as just plain hard floor.
The one we used was definitely gold on one side. It was the most noise insulation we could afford. I think you need a sound reduction of 22dB minimum. If that really means anything.
As long as we don't clomp around in shoes we do not seem to disturb the neighbours too much. Where we are the noise transmission vertically between flats is bad, some blocks are better in this respect.
I wear those socky things with non-stick blobs on the soles so as not to slide on the floor.
if you want to lay wooden floor and be able to tell peabody that what you have laid offers BETTER acoustic isolation from footfall etc than carpet & underlay....
then lay a product on the floor called SCREEDBOARD 28
Easy to lay, once laid you can put anything on top, carpet or wooden/laminate flooring.
I've been banging on at peabody for ages, continually suggesting this product is used wherever a neighbour has a footfall complaint from a flat above. Peabody basically NEVER EVER enforces rules about this & NEVER EVER makes any moves to reduce the problem, and it is a big problem for some residents.