Wooden flooring in an upstairs flat

Is It Illegal to Have Wooden Flooring in an Upstairs Flat?

Not completely. There is no general legislation that states it is illegal to have wood flooring in an upstairs flat. However, there are other avenues you can explore if you’re experiencing this problem. In this article, we will discuss the legalities of wooden flooring in an upstairs flat and what…

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A laptop being repaired

7 Ways to Quieten a Noisy Laptop Fan (With No Experience)

In both work and home life, laptops have become more and more a part of life over the last 10 years. Since the coronavirus pandemic, increasing numbers of us are using laptops to work from home and stay in touch with colleagues, friends, and family. They’re a great tool due…

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A quiet electric fire in a room

5 Top Quiet Electric Fires to Stay Cosy This Winter (2021)

Keeping your home warm is top priority, particularly when winter arrives. In the past a fireplace in every room was your only option. Now that homes are almost universally fitted with central heating, having a fireplace is no longer a necessity. If you don’t have an open fireplace, then a…

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Man installing cork flooring

Cork Soundproofing: Will Cork Quieten a Room Effectively?

Cork has natural sound absorbing properties and works by breaking down sound waves and diffusing them. The honeycomb structure is super lightweight and with 35 million sound vibration absorbing cells per square centimetre, it is ideal for soundproofing. Essentially: When a soundwave hits cork, the air in the cork compresses…

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a noisy refrigerator

5 Ways to Quiet a Noisy Refrigerator Compressor

There are a lot of things in a house that can make noise such as the central heating, dishwashers, washing machines, extractor fans and even the people who live there. But: A refrigerator is the only one that is constantly running. If the noise is irritating you it’s not an…

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a tube of green glue

Green Glue Review: The Best Material to Quieten a Room?

Green Glue is an ever popular range of soundproofing products commonly used in renovations and new builds. They offer a range of solutions focused on reducing noise through walls and floors. In this article: We’ll go through exactly what Green Glue is, the products they offer, how to install and…

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a cooker hood

5 Best Quiet Cooker Hoods for a Peaceful Kitchen

Quiet cooker hoods may not be the most luxurious thing to be searching for, but when trying to make your home quieter, it’s an unsung hero and something often overlooked. Kitchens are usually the hub of the home (mine certainly is), so being able to talk while cooking is essential…

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mass loaded vinyl on a wall

Mass Loaded Vinyl: The Ultimate Guide for Soundproofing

Mass Loaded Vinyl (MLV) is mentioned a lot on Quiet Living, so we thought it was about time we dedicate a full article to this great soundproof material. MLV is an incredibly versatile material, and can be used on walls, in cars, on floors and pretty much anywhere where you…

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a car exhaust

How to Make a Noisy Car Exhaust Quieter (5+ Ways)

Getting your car to quiet down can be a difficult endeavor to overcome. However, it must be something that you prioritize because no one likes a loud annoying car. You want to be able to drive around without having to bother the people around you. Furthermore, contributing to noise pollution…

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wooden bed frame and slats

12 Different Ways to Stop a Bed From Squeaking

I need a good night’s sleep. I’m sure that’s not a revelation, we all do, but I really do! If I don’t sleep well I turn from an upbeat, cheerful person into something you’d find in a Japanese horror film. I need three things to get a good night’s sleep:…

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