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Help with impact noise from upstairs neighbours

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Posted by: from Vancouver
10/8/2016 at 1:24:52 AM

I have incredibly noisy neighbours upstairs and their landlord put in a vinyl floor (supposedly there is some sort of underlay but it's wholly inadequate). We now hear a lot of impact noise from the 3 kids running and dropping stuff.

Is there any kind of padding or matting we can get to put under the area rugs the upstairs neighbours have bought?

I don't think we can force the landlord to re-carpet the upstairs suite. I am going nuts with the noise.

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Dave from Crown Choice in Nanaimo
Date/Time10/9/2016 at 11:45:57 AM

A lot of noise issues stem from the quality of the building in the first place there are a few things that can be done to reduce the noise.

1 would mean removal and replacement of you ceiling using rez bar and to layer-up your walls or ceiling in your case with ordinary drywall. Another way is to use a specialty sound-dampening product like QuietRock. Creating multiple layers of materials is a sure way to reduce sound transmission. QuietRock is a three-layer sandwich: two layers of approximately 1/4" drywall with a sheet of "viscoelastic sound absorbing polymers" in the middle.

It is next to impossible to completely eliminate all sound.

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