Leveling the subfloor is an important factor to consider when choosing a flooring option for commercial applications. Cork floors are a sustainable, comfortable, and sound-absorbing option, but they can be prone to staining and denting. Therefore, they are often used as a base layer to provide acoustic insulation. The thickness of the base layer is also an important factor to take into account.
Thicker lower layers will provide better soundproofing than thinner ones, but they can be more expensive and difficult to install. Marvel hybrid floors are an excellent choice as they have the highest acoustic certification without the need for an additional underlayer. When it comes to carpets, you need a product that is soft but does not touch the ground, like many of the acoustic base layers on the market. By having several layers of different thicknesses and densities, it can smooth out any drop in performance and achieve the best soundproofing of its acoustic base.
The science behind acoustic subsoil layers can be complicated, but the main factors that contribute to reducing sound come down to three components: mass, damping, and decoupling. The MuTeMat 3 is the best acoustic base that helps you meet the construction standards of part E without any other material. It helps reduce both impact and airborne noise. FloorVenue offers Marvel SPC Hybrid floors that come with a pre-installed 6-star acoustic layer made of 100% natural virgin animal wool.
This base offers thermal and acoustic insulation while protecting carpets and providing a hypoallergenic and ecological solution. This combination of acoustic base layers allows you to achieve much better results with thinner soundproofing products. Acoustic treatments for ceilings and walls protect against the transmission of sound from one room to another, while acoustic floors effectively prevent the transmission of sound from an upper floor to a lower floor. The gold EPE foam base is 3 mm thick, offering slightly higher acoustic protection than the general silver option.
Both parameters are important for comparing acoustic floor materials and choosing the subfloor and final floor that best suit the particular application of your building.