January 2, 2010 7:20 AM Subscribe
I'd like a Wii Fit, but I have hardwood floors in a second-story apartment. Can the noise be effectively muffled?
posted by Countess Elena to Home & Garden (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The Wii Fit seems like a great choice for my needs, but I just know there would be some kind of acoustic issue for the downstairs neighbors. These are hardwood floors that creak in an otherwise charming fashion when you walk. I can hear my upstairs neighbor's big dog galumphing around -- not that I mind, but it shows me that I would probably make noise with a Wii Fit, DDR or any sort of horseplay on the floor.
I've thought of asking my immediate downstairs neighbors about the noise level; they seem like nice people. But what would they say? If I didn't have the thing yet, they couldn't know if its noise would bother them, and if I'd already bought it and it did bother them, the situation would be awkward all around. I'd be doing it after 8 pm or before 7 am, because that's all the time I would have on weekdays, and that's a hard time to escape noise. Plus, they have a baby.
Is there some kind of muffler to be bought or constructed for the Wii Fit board that would take care of this for certain before I spend the money? Carpet remnants, moving blankets, etc.?