E. INTERIOR FLOOR COVERING

1.      To effect maximum sound conditioning, all floors, other than closets that are not walk-in, must satisfy the following guidelines:
 
a. Installation of all floor covering, other than carpet, shall be subject to Eliot House Management specifications and approval prior to installation.
 
b. Prior to installation of hard surface flooring (vinyl or ceramic tile, slate, hardwood, laminate, etc.), the unit owner must contact Management to obtain approval of the installation.  Management shall have the right to inspect the work during the course of the installation.
 
c. Violation of the building’s requirements may require removing the flooring used at owner’s expense.
 
d. All hard surface flooring must be installed over a minimum of 1/4” cork underlayment properly applied, or its sound equivalent if approved by the Board. This is to prevent transmission of noise to other units. All carpeting must be installed with proper padding.