This soundproofing kit provides a rigid and stable base for both laminate and wood flooring finishes while isolating both airborne and impact sound. The insulated chipboard provides a resilient sound insulation layer, making it easier to lay the wood floor finish.
- Easy to install to a timber frame
- Removes the need for an underlay because the insulated chipboard has a resilient layer
- Complies with Part E building regulations when installed correctly
- Suitable for wood and laminate*.
For a carpet finish, you will require a kit that provides more comfort to the foot and is available here.
£60 per ㎡
Complete sound insulation solution
Impact noise reduction
Exceeds building regulations for Imaoct sound reduction 62 LnTw db
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- Removing Existing Floorboards: Begin by carefully taking off the existing floorboards to reveal the cavity between the wooden beams (joists).
- Adding Insulation: Fit the Hush Slab 100mm insulation snugly between the joists, pushing it down to the bottom of the cavity.
- Installing the Subfloor: You can either put back the original floorboards or install a new structural subfloor made of chipboard on top of the joists. Before installing, make sure the joists are level. Use adhesive on the tongue and groove joints of the joists and secure the subfloor with wood screws. If there are any gaps around the edges, fill them with acoustic sealant.
- Laying Hush Panel 28: Place the Hush Panel 28 over the subfloor, ensuring it runs perpendicular to the direction of the subfloor panels or floorboards. Lay the panels in a staggered, brickbond pattern. Apply DB Bond adhesive to the tongue and groove joints of the Hush Panel. Leave a 5mm gap around the room’s perimeter and fit the DB RD Flanking Band along these edges. Remember, the Hush Panel is a floating floor, so do not fix it to the subfloor with mechanical fasteners.
- Finishing with Timber or Laminate Flooring: The Hush Panel is now ready for your chosen wood or laminate flooring finish. Refer to the flooring supplier’s installation instructions for specific details. The finish flooring can either be bonded directly to the Hush Panel or laid as a floating floor with bonded joints.
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 wood and laminate floors.
However, not all wooden floors are constructed in the same way, so we always advise to check with your wood floor manaufactuer
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.