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    So I just moved into this new apartment recently. It's a great place. The kind of great that is irreplaceable. The kind of great that should cost twice as much. Frankly, it shouldn't even be a rental. This place is so fuckin cool it should be converted into condos or a bigass house. I got really lucky, and I'm not moving.


    One problem. The landlord downstairs, she complains about every noise. I've been there. an eighth of an inch of cork under some tile does nothing. She hears my ever footstep.

    I make people walk around in socks and barefeet, even in the winter. I've laid down one cheap area rug after another to cover my brand new tile. I don't have many people over, I'm rarely playing loud music or tv during the night, frankly I'm a good tenant. But the complaints are a concern, and I don't want to be hated or even booted.

    Is there anything you can reccomend to reduce the noise even more? Ultimately this problem is structural but I'd like to be able to have more than a few people over occasionally and worry less about noise. When you're keeping it at a reasonable level and your landlord says you're too loud, something has to be done.









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    Maybe foam laid under the rugs would help

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    You make people take off their shoes? Why would you have people walking with their dirty shoes in your place any way?
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    i'd say... explain to the landlord that you have done everything you can, if it's still causing problems for her, she should make some adjustments. and also that she won't find people quieter than you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RageAndLov View Post
    You make people take off their shoes? Why would you have people walking with their dirty shoes in your place any way?
    Difference between Americans and Europeans. Europeans have this weird obsession with taking off their shoes when they go somewhere. To Americans, it feels like getting undressed. Our sidewalks are clean, and most people stick to sidewalks... we don't eat off the floor... I don't get why it's necessary to take off shoes everywhere you go :P I mean, sure, you step in some mud or poop, you take off your shoes... but normally? nah.
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    Take your goddamn shoes off.

    Anyways: Al, i think the logical conclusion here is that your landlord is crazy. Happens sometimes: i had one who didn't understand what the internet was: always rambling about "how those internet wires will burn the house down": my roomates and i would just smile and nod.
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    Once your landlord decides something you're basically screwed, whether they're right about it or not.

    What annoys me the most is when certain situations which are generally socially accepted by most suddenly come into play. Like noise on a Friday or Saturday night. I didn't go out last night and my neighbors had friends over - it was fairly loud, but I understand. In a few weeks I'll be the one with people over, and they've never given me shit.

    Weekdays have an unspoken rule of about 10-11PM or so, latest. The biggest problem is when people knock your door down for talking too loudly at 7PM on a Saturday. It's just ridiculous.

    As for noises that don't exist, I wouldn't bet on changing any minds, Al. Just get the landlord a white noise machine for Christmas and hope for the best.
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    I don't know if anything's decided. Just that I've had a few complaints on nights where I didn't even have people over. Apparently the way this place is built they can hear footsteps below. That's normal, I get it getting annoying. There's a reason I always live on the top floor.

    But again, I gotta do something on my end to dampen the noise before telling her to put up with it. So to reiterate, is there anything I can do to reduce the noise of footsteps?
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