Friday, January 13, 2006

Quiet Zone

Here's an uncanny thing about the house, now that some flooring has been laid. As I walk down the second floor and down the stairs, their is a lot of loud creaking from our 1908 floor and joists.

But when I arrive at the bottom of the steps and on to the new maple, there is nothing. Silence.

I am still considering the impact this will have on our lives.

One thing is for sure: you can slide in your socks pretty far!

2 Comments:

At 6:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

John,
I just discovered your old email with blog address. Congratulations on what appears to be a wonderful state of living! We just bought a house and are also in the process of laying hardwood floors. "Brazillian Koa" floors in Alaska. Go figure. I shouldn't say "we" because I really mean that Buck is installing the floors. He's taking several weeks off of work to do it though, and I'm staying out of it, with the exception of offering encouraging words, food and beer. I will pass on the website you suggested to him. Take care, and happy new year! -Kerri Roepke

 
At 9:57 PM, Blogger Phil said...

Our old rental house had the worst creaks on the second floor. It was like walking on bubble wrap. But we actually learned to appreciate it because we could always hear the kids when they got out of bed at night. Our new home has a silent floor system and I can't hear anything... The kids sneak up on me and give my heart a workout!

 

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