Re: Marmoleum vs. Hardwood
From: Laura Fitch, A.I.A. (
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 11:38:01 -0700 (MST)
We have hardwood on the floor of our Great Room. We treated the ceiling with armstrong "nubby" for sound absorbtion. The wood looks lovely and holds up well, but without the ceiling treatment it would not be a good material acoustically. Natural linolem has some acoustical absorbtion characteristics, but not a lot.

What do you mean by sound transmission (transmitting to the spaces below) or is this just a mistake?


Laura Fitch, A.I.A.
Principal Architect

110 Pulpit Hill Rd.
Amherst, MA  01002
413-549-7918 (fax)

lfitch [at]

Lydia & Ray Ducharme wrote:

Hi everyone,

We're thinking of putting hardwood down in our common dining room.

Can anyone share their experience with this?  How is it compared to other
products for sound transmission (such as marmoleum)?

Thanks for your help.

Lydia Ducharme
Prairie Sky Cohousing Cooperative
Calgary, Canada
Scheduled completion May 2003
3 units left out of 18
(formerly WholeLife Housing)

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