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?



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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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