How to soundproof a floor when ripping up carpet?
Quick question-my upstairs neighbor is doing her carpet over. We've discussed the noise (footsetps) and now creaking (loose boards) before. She will have her carpet people look at the loose boards but say she couldn't put down additional padding to the one coming with the new carpet because it would "void her warranty"? Just wondering if anyone has heard of this?
Also, can I suggest using something else for soundproofing if more padding is not allowed? Maybe mass loaded vinyl? Would something else like this still "void the warranty"? I'm also worried that the dinky padding that comes with new carpet won't be enough soundproofing for my stompers. Any input from soundproofers or inspectors would be greatly appreciated.