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Prewar buildings in FH - any way to sound-proof?
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We are looking for a nice coop in FH. Generally I like prewar buildings because usually it is more spacious and have higher ceilings...however I am also concerned about the floor as most prewar buildings weren't built with concret, so whenever you set a foot on it (even with thick carpet) your downstairs neighbour would want to shoot you...I have two 4-year olds who are constantly running around, so should I give up on prewar buildings? Is there any way to sound-proof the floor?

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[quote="doumima"]We are looking for a nice coop in FH. Generally I like prewar buildings because usually it is more spacious and have higher ceilings...however I am also concerned about the floor as most prewar buildings weren't built with concret, so whenever you set a foot on it (even with thick carpet) your downstairs neighbour would want to shoot you...I have two 4-year olds who are constantly running around, so should I give up on prewar buildings? Is there any way to sound-proof the floor?[/quote]


Prewar buildings actually have pretty solid floors. At least the few I have been to. You can jump up and down and no sound for the neighbor.

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A floating wood floor may help with soundproofing the floor. I know there are some floating floors that cost a little more because of the extra insulation in the flooring. As far as walls go, would acoustic foam help absorb the sound? I would think a handyman or contractor might be able to help you. Has anyone used angie's list handyman reviews to find a handyman?

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