A cost-effective floor insulation system that comprises the premium and high-performance Acoustilay mat.
- Easy to cut and install
- Can be laid directly to overlay boards
- Complies with Part E building regulations when installed correctly
- Suitable for a carpet floor finish*.
This system is not suitable for wood and laminate floor finishes
£90 per ㎡
Complete soundproofing kit for floors for under £100 ㎡
Impact noise reduction
Exceeds building regulations for Imaoct sound reduction 62 LnTw db
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- Removing Existing Floorboards: Carefully take up the current floorboards to reveal the space (cavity) between the wooden beams (joists).
- Fitting Insulation Between Joists: Place the 100mm RWA45 insulation snugly between the joists, pressing it down to the bottom of each cavity.
- Installing New Structural Floor: Either put back the original floorboards or lay down a new structural floor over the joists.
- Setting Up Acoustilay Perimeter Strips: Around the edges of the room, install Acoustilay 15 perimeter strips. Press the foam side of the strips firmly against the walls or skirting boards and secure them by screwing through the strips into the subfloor.
- Laying Acoustilay 15: Over the subfloor, roll out Acoustilay 15. If necessary, bond it to the subfloor using F45 Acoustilay adhesive. Arrange the Acoustilay in a staggered, brickbond pattern, ensuring it butts up tightly against the perimeter strips.
- Installing Gripper Rods: Place carpet gripper rods over the Acoustilay perimeter strips. This setup will make the level of the rod with the surface of the Acoustilay, preparing it to receive the carpet.
The most important factor to soundproofing a room is to add layers of dense mass. In layman’s terms, the thicker the floor the less sound can travel through it.
When it comes to soundproofing floors, particularly separating floors (floors that separate different levels of a building, such as between apartments or different floors of a house), there are specific strategies that tend to be more effective than others.
Insulating both sides of a separating floor is the most effective method to treat sound transmission, but it might not always be necessary or practical based on your circumstances.
If you’re only able to work on the floor from above, there are still options like thick carpets and this type of soundproofing kit.
However, if you have access to the space below and noise is a significant issue, adding insulation and soundproofing elements to the ceiling below can complement what’s done on the floor above, making both layers together more effective in sound reduction.
Choosing the right acoustic underlayment for a wooden floor is crucial because wood can amplify both impact and airborne noise. There are several types of underlayments suitable for wooden floors, each offering different levels of sound dampening. When considering a wood or laminate floor finish, your main concern would be compression resistance: You will want something that can withstand the weight of the floor and furniture without compressing too much, as compression can reduce effectiveness.
This soundproofing kit has been tested and specified for carpet finishes.
There are only a few products on the market that have been tested to under tiles. One of those is the Acoustilay Tile Mat. This product is more rigid than other acoustic underlay materials and you can apply stone or ceramic tiles directly to the mat.
This floor soundproofing solution is designed to exceed Part E Acoustic Building Regulations. So, it’s only the installation that could let you down. The main focus to do your homework on what noises are present and where they are coming from.
This kit will be a vast improvement to any untreated floor construction and will also help you comply with building regulations.
But its important to note that insulating both sides of a seperating floor will be the best option.
This kit provides sound reduction in both airborne and impact sound.
There are two types of noise you might be dealing with: airborne noise (like voices or music) and impact noise (like footsteps or items dropping). Different soundproofing methods will address these types of sound differently.
he materials used in the construction of the floor play a significant role in how sound travels. Dense materials can stop more sound, and adding mass can be a way to reduce noise. Components like resilient channels can significantly improve sound insulation by providing a break in the direct path of sound waves.