Hard Surface Flooring

The installation of hard surface flooring by owners of condominiums, above another unit, is likely to create a sound or noise problem if the installation is not done correctly. It is recommended that associations amend their CC&Rs to require a minimum IIC rating of IIC65 (Impact Insulation Class). Such an amendment must be voted upon using the two envelopes, secret ballot process. It is not recommended that the requirement be accomplished by means of an operating rule since such a rule may be short-lived and/or over-turned by a small claims court.