Old house shakes when bounce on floor?

keatikrFebruary 13, 2011

hi I have an old house in Boston, built about 150 years ago. It has been rehabbed inside, but the floors upstairs are beautiful pumpkin pine...but when you walk/jump on them the whole room shakes. I want to put a treadmill in one room, but worried about the impact. Is it possible to stabilize the floors somehow and keep the pumpkin pine?

THANKS

Kristin

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Billl

It isn't the floors, it is the structure holding them up. To reinforce that, you would have to take the ceiling out of the room below.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2011 at 9:20AM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana

I wonder if putting the treadmill on a mat of some sort might help, maybe something similar to what I have linked below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Soft floor tiles

    Bookmark   February 14, 2011 at 11:27AM
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