Adding wooden flooring to your home is a great way to improve your value and wow-factor. Whether your wood floors are new or better yet, original to an old house, they can create a lot of noise to go with their good looks. From creaks to the clamoring of children and pets, the noises of wood floors can vary. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to decrease the sounds once you’ve identified its source.
In older wood flooring and even newer ones, you may find that creaking occurs. While this may be great for knowing when someone is sneaking around the house, it is quite annoying. Squeaking floors often happen because the floorboards have shifted and are now rubbing against each other or their nails causing noise. Usually, this is a sign that the floor needs to be worked on, but the fix is relatively quick. In most cases, a professional can fix the floor with a few new nails and a metal squeak ender or a wood shim. If you have yet to install your floors and want to eliminate noise and the potential for future sounds, make sure to add a thick underlayment of soundproofing material as the cushion and thickness will help prevent squeaking and noise penetration.
If running feet are your problem, your solution is a little more straightforward. Adding hallway runner rugs is a great way to decrease the noise from children and pets alike. If you don’t have a shoe-free home, now is the perfect time to start enforcing a shoe-less policy. Not only will it ensure there is less noise from thumping feet, but your home will be cleaner too.
Last but not least, because of its hard material, wood tends to allow noises to reverberate and echo. This can make even small sounds all the more noticeable. To help eliminate this you’ll need to add plenty of sound absorbing materials to your home. Long curtains in heavy fabrics, thick rugs, and upholstered furniture are all items that will help reduce the sound. If you have high ceilings, false beams are a great way to help reduce noise as they prevent the potential for echoing.
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Hardwood Flooring Installation and Maintenance from Jason Brown Wood Floors
At Jason Brown Wood Floors, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 4 times and have been proudly serving the Baltimore Area for over 16 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.