Dear all--I looked through the threads and couldn't find an answer to my question. We have an old french farmhouse (300 years old) which has a traditional french ceiling and wooden floor on the first (upper) level--massive wooden beams, then a wood ceiling, and on top of that the floor boards of the upper level. The whole thing creaks like crazy,and there appears to be no sound isolation (if you use the bathroom on the upper level, the whole kitchen listens along ;-)).
So I assume there is no sound isolation in between the wooden ceiling and the wooden floor. But the wooden floor is made from hardwood chestnut, very nice, and I'm not sure how we can remove the wooden floor, lay down isolation, and put the chestnut back...It would be a pity to lose that beautiful wood (I don't know if it is glued down or nailed down). Any ideas of how we can quieten the floors?