Hi, currently renovating our kitchen, victorian old floorboards down, some need replacing, but the washing machine (it's quite an old one) vibrates the whole kitchen and it can't be good long term for the floor as everything vibrates, plus it's in the middle of units and i'm worried about my new kitchen to be. As we've got all the old floor coverings up to replace some boards is there anything i can do to reinforce the floor just under the washing machine area? We will be getting a new washing machine in the future so again that may help?
i have exactly the same problem - and it's not a case of the washing machine not working correctly. I have a brand new direct drive washing machine and it shakes the kitchen - things fall off the worktops etc.
Washing machines will always make the floor move to a certain extent - depends how the clothes lie in the drum when it goes into a spin.
Now for problem - 1901 terrace kitchen has a concrete sub floor with a suspended wooden floor above. Thing bounces around like made so - would the best way to stabalise it be 1. Link the joists with noggins between them and then 2. Install "props" in the area around the washing machine?
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