FLOORS

A guide to domestic floor soundproofing

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Option 1:
Mats laid directly over floorboards/flooring

Ideally suited when floors can neither be lifted, have no existing cavity or when only a smaller sound reduction is required.

  • 12 or 15mm impact mat will be laid directly over the required floor area. 

  • Gripper risers to be added to the perimeter of the area if carpets are to be fitted. 

  • Tecsound membrane can be added to the floor prior to fitting the mats to provide additional mass.

 

This is now ready for either wood or carpet floor covering.

 

Additional plywood maybe needed to accommodate certain wood floor finishes

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Option2:
Mineral wool in cavity with impact mat overlay

This system is best suited where a timber joist and floor cavity are present.

  • Installation would include for lifting sections of the existing floorboards to expose the cavity. 

  • 60 kg mineral wool would be inserted inside the void before refitting the floorboards.

  • Any larger gaps to be sealed with acoustic sealant or even more mass is required then a tech sound membrane to be added over the entirety of the floor.

  • 12 or 15 mm impact mat laid directly over the required floor area. 

  • Gripper risers to be added to the perimeter of the area if carpets are to be fitted.

 

This is now ready for either wood or carpet floor covering.

 

Additional plywood maybe needed to accommodate certain wood floor finishes

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Option 3: 
Cement particle board system

This high density system is used to replace the existing floor and offers a high end solution to floor soundproofing problems. Designed to add large amounts of mass with heavy weight replacement of existing floorboards,

  • Floorboards removed and waste disposed. 

  • Mineral wool inserted inside the cavity.

  • Isolation rubbers laid over timber joists.

  • Flanking strip fitted to perimeter of the room.

  • T&G Cement particle boards fitted over entirety of the floor area and finished with around perimeter with acoustic sealant. 

  • The floor is now ready for impact mats, Tecsound, carpet, engineered flooring etc.

These 3 systems are generally considered the most popular in domestic settings but can be altered to suit different challenges and needs

Please call if you require any assistance with your soundproofing project.