Unfortunately, since pre-engineer floors are typically floating, you cannot eleminate that hollow sound. However, there are a few pre-engineered floors which are allowed to be directly glues to the concrete slab. This will give you a solid surface and eleminate the hollow sound. Be for venturing down this path you first should check for moisture in the floor. To do so, simply tape a 12" x12" piece of plastic wrap to the floor with duct tape. If moisture droplets form over a period of 24-48 hours, you do not have the proper moisture barrier and moist manufactures will not warrenty their product if installed.
What is the best way to fix the hollow sound that comes from walking on pre-engineered floors?
What is the best way to fix the hollow sound that comes from walking on pre-engineered floors?Asked by Leslie Cedar
I would like pre-engineered floors in my Florida apartment but was told not to do so because of the hollow sound that occurs when walking on them. The sub-floor is concrete. Is there a special underlayment to correct this or some other solution?