i rent in an old nyc apt w/tissue-thin walls, floors, and ceilings. no children or pets allowed, though we have both in the building--and they're noisy, we tenants are noisy, and we all put up with each other. my downstairs neighbor, however, seems to be particularly sensitive to my relative's 5-year-old who is special needs and quite active (runs on tiptoes) and visits me several times a year for a few days each time. the wood floor has two layers of thick, school-quality rubber tiles on it, am contemplating buying a third, but wonder if it will make any difference at all. don't have the budget for soundproofing, and we're all allergic, so carpeting is out of the question. and there comes a time in every day when things need to get done, dinner prepared, and we can't sit with this cutie to keep her from running. she weighs all of about 33#. when she's at home--in a properly constructed building--there are no noise problems. help please!
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