Given these facts, do you think she should expect the new laminate floors would cause substantially higher noise level to be transmitted to her lower level unit?
What is the difference between laminate floors with acoustic cushion Vs Engineered Hardwood floors? I understand that the Engineered wood is some type of wood material that is glued directly down to the concrete or wood floor/wood subfloor or concrete subfloor. Would these considitions be more noisy than laminate w/ acoustic cushion installed on a 3" concrete slab?
What is the expected acoustic difference between laminate with acoustic cushion and hardwood floors being installed on a second floor unit? Would hardwood be more noisy on a second unit than the laminate with an acoustic cushion?
If I install the Wilson acoustic cushion with Wilsonart laminate floors on my second floor unit should the sound transmission be noticeably or significantely more from my unit to the lower unit? Would the sound impact be reduced with area rugs on the acoustic laminate floor?
Thanks for your help!