Q: I am interested in laying wood floors in my new condo, which is located on the second floor. I heard of a resident being sued doing this because the new wood floors amplified the sound to the resident below.
What can I do to prevent this from happening to me?
A: Follow condominium laws when installing. Most have regulations pertaining to the use of, for example, cork in a certain thickness be installed first.
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