Quieting a treadmill workstation is not as challenging, or expensive, as it may seem. When a treadmill is taken care of properly, including proper lubrication and acoustic foam, it can be as quiet as a peaceful conversation at home. Your gait, up on the treadmill, is causing the noise. When you walk, you are producing vibrations throughout your body that radiate off your workstation. Incorporate typing into the equation, and it just adds to the disturbance.
Double check every nut and bolt, to ensure that they are tight, without overtightening them. As you work, you are generating additional vibrations by bracing on to the treadmill desk workstation. After the initial set-up, give it a week and double check the brackets and screws again, to ensure that they are properly tightened.
Utilizing a monitor stand to uphold your computer screen, laptop, or notebook can feed off the vibrations that are created from walking on the treadmill. Shop for one that is of superb quality. A lightweight stand will not be sufficient enough. Look for one that is reputable, and heavy-duty, to withstand the weight of the preferred display and to keep the noise of the vibrations a bit more contained. The same applies to the use of a keyboard stand, as it can amplify the reverberations.
Search for a separated mount for your monitor, should the issue continue. Either a wall mount, or a stand-alone floor mount, will be your best option. If you maintain a low speed, then it should not be a nuisance to those around you.
Needing to show an image or document to a person that you are working with? Consider putting the treadmill on pause or stop. When you are walking, the human brain can maintain its perception while moving. However, it may be difficult for the other person to look at the screen since they are not walking. Yet, the screen is bouncing from the vibrations.
When shopping around for desks to accommodate your new workstation, be sure that it offers comfort and noise control. One that has a keyboard stand directly attached to the desk, that can easily be tucked away. Ensure that it has the capability to protect your wrists by equaling out at a height that works best for you. This creates additional stability, by leveling vibrations, along with having a keyboard that is firmly fixed on the desk itself. This allows for more comfort and convenience to you and satisfies the noise level for other.
Silence is Golden
Completely silencing your workstation is unrealistic expectation. However, you can make it quieter for those around you. Be sure that the treadmill is properly lubricated. By having a treadmill running dry it makes louder noises, ruins the machine, and racks up the electricity bill.
Another way is to purchase acoustic foam. This will absorb the sounds made by the workstation. Please them on the wall or on the ground, with the prime location being close to the base of the station.