This soundproofing kit provides a rigid and stable base for both laminate and wood flooring finishes while isolating both airborne and impact sound. The main material difference is the dB Matting 15 acoustic underlay.
- Easy to install to a timber frame
- A High-mass build-up, inclusive of dense cement board, mass-loaded vinyl and a 15mm acoustic underlay
- 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.
£110 per ㎡
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Impact noise reduction
Exceeds building regulations for Imaoct sound reduction 62 LnTw db
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Removing the Existing Floorboards: Start by carefully lifting the current floorboards to uncover the space between the wooden beams (joists) underneath.
Fitting Insulation: Place Rockwool RWA45 100mm insulation snugly between the joists, situating it at the bottom of the now-visible cavity.
Installing the Structural Floor: Lay down the 22mm STS No More Ply board as the new base of your floor. Arrange these boards in a staggered, brick-like pattern, ensuring their ends rest on the joists for support. If required, add extra small timber pieces (noggins). Secure the edges where the boards meet with STS bond adhesive and apply acoustic sealant along the edges where the floor meets the walls. Secure the boards with STS screws that are designed to work with this type of board.
Adding the Tecsound Layer: Roll out Tecsound 100 over the STS Board. Ensure it covers the entire floor, with the edges of each roll butted up against each other. Use joint tape to securely join these edges.
Laying DB Matting: Over the Tecsound, install DB Matting 15. Use F3 Adhesive to bond the matting to the Tecsound layer. Apply the adhesive with a 3mm notched trowel and lay the matting in the same staggered pattern, ensuring it fits tightly against the walls. If there are any small gaps around the edges, fill them with acoustic sealant.
Preparing for Wood Flooring: Before installing your wood flooring on top of the DB Matting, check with your flooring supplier for any specific instructions. Many wood floors can be installed directly over the DB Matting if the base floor is level. Depending on the type of wood flooring, you may need to bond it down or just glue the 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.