Most of the time spent walking on the hardwood floor we do not even take notice of any possible sounds that may be emitted while pressing individual panels. However, as the time passes the noise may get more disturbing and uncomfortable, which means that such a noisy hardwood floor needs some intervention. Below we will quickly offer you some possible solution to reduce the noise of your hardwood floor.
Why does the hardwood floor make noise?
Most probably the reason for this is that the sheathing of the floor is provided using nails and it is the nails that sometimes make the floor crack. Nails sometimes cannot clamp and, as a result, they cannot back out. As soon as the temperatures change there is a contraction of the wooden floor. This makes the sheathing move up and down when the floor is pressed.
How to reduce the noise of the wooden floor?
One of the most reliable and effective ways of reducing the cracking noises from the floor is to use the sound barrier for flooring. Such sound barriers are traditionally referred to as sound abatements as well as sound deadening. Usually it is effective to use the carpet or some other surface which reduces the cracking noises, but they only mask the problem without eliminating it.
Much more effective is to use the sound proof (abatement) membranes which are perfect to get rid of the noisy floor. They predominantly provide both the effective acoustic barrier and a professional suppression of the sound. It is highly effective to use cork or cotton fiber underlays as effective eliminators of the noise. Such barriers are installed under the regular hardwood floor.