Laminate flooring upstairs!

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  1. kapuka53

    kapuka53

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    Hi guys,
    1st post here.
    We plan to get laminate flooring to replace old worn carpets in our upstairs bedrooms. But I have been told that it could be too noisy for downstairs.
    Is it true & how can I avoid this? Ours is a 1960s semidetached house.
    Many Thanks in advance.

    K
     
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    We have a family rule that slippers are worn upstairs. Consequently, we cannot hear any floor noise in the bedroom with a laminate floor. However, ours is a Victorian house with a substantial void between the ceiling and the floor. The void in most houses carries a lot of plumbing and electrical cables, etc. I suggest that before you lay laminate upstairs that you ensure the services below the floor are good for another 5 years or more.

    I think the noise from "upstairs floors" is usually associated with apartments, where there are public rooms above each other where outdoor shoes are worn.

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