Posted by Dawn on October 31, 2000 at 12:36:02:
In Reply to: Required Carpet Coverage and Noise Complaints posted by David on October 22, 2000 at 12:52:18:
Your lease states that there is to be carpet coverage. Obviously this was an issue, as you stated the tenant had complained about previous tenants. Wood is a good noise conductor. Any sound is amplified. That is why carpeting is a good solution as it muffles the sound somewhat and absorbs heavy padding of feet. Any heavily trafficked area should be carpeted, furniture should have little felt pads under it's legs, like chairs, in case you decide to move furniture around, and the kitchen may be the toughest, but again, felt under the table legs and chairs and anything else you may move around. Perhaps the next time you decide to find an apartment with great wood floors, you may try living on the ground floor, that way when it creaks it doesn't disturb anyone beneath you. Problem is, the people above you may have the same floor. . .and then you'll understand.
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