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Old house shakes when bounce on floor?

Posted by keatikr (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 13, 11 at 17:03

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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RE: Old house shakes when bounce on floor?

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.

RE: Old house shakes when bounce on floor?

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

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