Noisy Hardwood floor (no subfloor) solution

Old 01-24-21, 08:42 PM
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Noisy Hardwood floor (no subfloor) solution

I have a house on steel poles 1 metre above ground level. The floors throughout the house are hardwood and there is no subfloor... We want to try and make the house a bit quieter... Is anyone aware of a solution where we can apply rubber or something else underneath the floor to help with noise?

I have searched and searched and the solutions appear to be aimed at floating floors or floors with sub floors..

Appreciate any advice
many thanks
Old 01-24-21, 09:04 PM
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Hard telling what your problem is. If the joists are bowing when you walk on them, it could have loosened the flooring nails, resulting in squeaks. Its possible that sister-in-law the joists could help, and you would put subfloor adhesive between the flooring and the new joist to eliminate movement. And fasten the sistered joist to the existing joist. Adding tight blocking between joists in the same manner (middle of span) can help a little.

Or, it could be that you just need to reduce the span of the joist by adding additional beams and columns to shorten the span.
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Do you have access from underneath? If so, watching as people walk on top to help you figure out what is actually squeaking is the first step.

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