I purchased an 2 bd 1100 sq ft condo last year for cash in Sacramento - I love the place though I wish I'd purchased a downstairs unit and had a 3rd bedroom. The one thing I don't love is that there is carpet in the master bathroom and the HOA says that carpet must be replaced with carpet in upstairs units, because of noise downstairs. However, I've been researching cork flooring and think it would be perfect, it is said to reduce noise. However, I've not been able to locate any info regarding regarding it's noise reduction properties besides simple statements that it reduces noise. I want to some information that I could use to convince my HOA to allow me to replace the carpet in my Master Bathroom with cork flooring. I've contacted a couple different manufacturers and gotten no replies. Do you all have any suggestions regarding where I can gather information that I can use to make my case to my HOA? I just hate having Carpet in my bathroom! The guest bathroom/laundry room has vinyl and I want to replace it with cork also. I also plan to replace and upgrade all the bathroom and kitchen cabinets and counters, because quality is poor on those.