Help: Add plywood to reinforce floor?

misterzJanuary 3, 2010

Laundry room closet is on second floor, middle of townhome.

Currently chipped tile is in there. I am going to rip it out.

Any suggestions to reduce vibration? Add 3/4 inch plywood? Add rubber sheet and than plywood? Or plywood and thick rubber mat on top of plywood?

Help please.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Some more information about your existing structure will help. Your tile might be chipping because it was improperly installed. Do you have a top or front loader washing machine? Since you are dealing with harmonics all factors need to be taken into account. Here is a blog link on the subject with input from others on how they attempted to resolve the issue regarding a front loader: Front Load Washer Vibration And Noise - Think Sikorsky Helicopter

    Bookmark   January 3, 2010 at 1:49PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Just a thought: how about using an anti-vibration set. They look like hockey pucks and are used under the feet of woodworking machines. I think Lee Valley Woodworking is one supplier, but there are probably others.
Now that I think of it, I'll have to try some under my own w/d. I could use less vibrations.
Good luck.

    Bookmark   January 12, 2010 at 2:01PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

That is a very interesting post dryndusty. Furthermore, I absolutely agree with your ideas!

    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 11:32PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

When we were going to get our first front loader we were worried about the reported shaking problems. I had the floor redone with a small 3/4 plywood platform in one corner to take the washer and dryer. It was cut to about the space they needed and nailed down with ring nails and screws. Then the waterproof cement board under layment went over the whole floor and new porcelain tiles on top. It has worked perfectly, and we didn't have the changes we would have if we had raised the entire floor by 3/4 inch.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2012 at 1:53AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Affresh vs. Washer Magic
We've had our Duet for about two months, and so far/so...
which compact washer/dryer?
I really wanted the Miele touchtronic washer/dryer...
Advice on machines (Frontload vs HE Top load; LG vs Electrolux)
Hello there! I am doing a renovation/redesign of my...
Fisher Paykel Washer/Dryer
Sears is now carrying Fisher Paykel washers and dryers....
How to access Program Mode in Miele W3038
After almost four years without a washer yesterday...
Sponsored Products
Modern Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Momeni Rugs Buckingham Brown 3 ft. 11 in. x 5
Home Depot
Safavieh Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Safavieh Rugs Soho Brown/Multi 3 ft. 6 in. x
Home Depot
Area Rug: Angelo:HOME Citrine 5' x 7' 6"
Home Depot
Couristan Pera All Over Mashhad Oriental Rug - Crimson/Fawn Multicolor - 2072/00
$39.00 | Hayneedle
Safavieh Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Safavieh Rugs Lyndhurst Ivory/Black 8 ft. x 8
Home Depot
Modern Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Kas Rugs Rugs Subtle Texture Ivory 5 ft. x 8
Home Depot
Kathy Ireland by Nourison KI06 Lumiere Persian Tapestry Area Rug - Multicolor -
$349.00 | Hayneedle
Area Rug: Luminous Charcoal 6' x 9'
Home Depot
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™