TORONTO, March 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Squeaking floors signal possible weaknesses with the structural integrity of sub-floors, and the level of noise created by these weaknesses is surprisingly high.
Squeaking floors have a distinct sharp sound reaching levels of over 90 decibels*. Several studies on noise relating to sleep continuity have shown many health problems can be related to interrupted sleep including memory impairment, and a myriad of stress induced health outcomes.
Enter the floor doctor -- Silent Floor Solutions, the only flooring company to use a unique, eco-innovative approach to silence squeaking and noisy floors.
Silent Floor Solutions president and co-founder, Lev Remennik says, "Almost all of our clients come to us because they cannot stand the noise created by their squeaking floors. In fact, I developed the methodology we use because my wife was suffering from sleep deprivation due to the old and noisy floors in our house."
The typical approach is to tear up the floor or break into the ceiling below the floor to gain access to the main support beams. With the method used by Silent Floor Solutions there is no tearing or breaking, no old flooring to get rid of and no major dust or debris. There is very little noise, and in fact our work generates only one tablespoon of sawdust per square meter of flooring.
"As a mechanical engineer, I reverse engineered the flooring process so I was able to envision how to best solve the problem," says Remennik. "There are no other companies who use our technology, which involves strategically drilling small holes in the floor and applying a glue which we designed to spread evenly and fill in the cracks and openings causing the noise problem."
"We are completely eco-friendly, our before and after pictures look exactly the same, which is why our clients call our technicians floor whisperers," continues Remennik.
Never met a floor whisperer or need a floor doctor? Silent Floor Solutions will be at the National Home Show, booth N40, running March 16-25, 2012 at The Direct Energy Centre, Toronto.
*Eighty-five decibels (dB) is the level above which hearing protection is recommended, to avoid hearing loss from the cumulative effects of exposure to noise over time. http://www.gcaudio.com/resources/howtos/loudness.html
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