“Nobody wants to be disturbed by his or her neighbors. Whether it’s the home theater system from your neighbors below, or the high heeled shoes of the person above, acoustics play an essential role in the comfort of a home.
Because multi-family has been one of the strongest areas of growth in housing construction in the last several years, there has been increasing focus on acoustics and noise abatement.
There are three basic types of noise transmission from one living space to another:
- Airborne—voices or music
- Impact—footsteps or dropped objects
- Structural component movement—resulting in squeaking or creaking floors…”
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“Sound Decisions in Hardwood Flooring Installation”
Floor Trends Magazine
By: Erik Kurtz
April 1, 2015