For homes with second-level laundry rooms, the Steadywash platform keeps up to 95 percent of vibrations generated by front-load washing machines from transferring to the floor. The platform measures 2 3/4 inches high and 27 inches wide, and works with all major brands. Cost: $199.95 (washer) and $69.95 (dryer). Ohio Steel Industries. 800-652-2321. www.steadywash.com.