This is a bit of a long shot and I do understand it's not the best solution. Recently moved into an 1890's flat with a very young baby and we're having some problems with noise from a neighbour below us. Often this noise is just down to very poor soundproofing. So we need to block his voice, TV, etc.
In the longer term we need to address this properly and start lifting floorboards, etc. but for now we need a solution to tide us over until we have more time available to us.
The people who lived there before us lifted the carpets and sanded some of the floorboards without putting down any sealant between the gaps in the floorboards. So there are simply open gaps in some rooms between us and our neighbours plaster ceiling. Not great.
I need some advice on whether or not there any acoustic solutions for this issue that preferably would not involve re-sanding the wood. So dry solutions.
without taking up the floorboards your limited to 2 options 1.thick underlay then carpet 2.laminate flooring with acoustic fibre board underlay. The fibre board is about 5mm thick and laminate is 7mm to give you a guide
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