Does Acoustic Underlay Reduce Impact Noise?

The soundproofed base works by reducing airborne or impact noise (or both), from the moment it escapes through the floor to the rooms below. Airborne noise is reduced by reflecting off high-mass materials, while impact noise is absorbed and sound energy is converted into something similar to thermal energy. There's nothing worse than spending time in your own house or flat and being aware of the noise coming from above. Whether it's children running back and forth (which may sound like a herd of elephants), moving furniture, screaming, listening to music or listening to the noise of the television.

This is also magnified by the popularity of hard floor finishes, such as laminate, tile and hardwood floors, in our homes, which also results in increased air noise levels (nothing that absorbs noise like carpets) and impact noise. The good news is that we can regain peace and quiet by investing in a soundproof floor covering solution. In this blog, we hope to answer some of the questions you may have when choosing the right acoustic-based solution. It is important not to confuse the carpet base with the soundproofing layer.

The base of the rug is adjusted to add comfort to the rugs, allowing for a more precise fit and helping to prevent intense wear and tear. Subfloor layers for carpets, although they can claim to offer soundproofing properties, do not offer similar performance to that of the soundproofing base and specific soundproofing mats. Nor are the lower layers of carpet tested for soundproofing properties in the same way that soundproofing mats and bases do. Beware of the best trick: companies that sell carpet substrates with soundproofing properties indicate a figure in dB.

However, this only shows the amount of airborne noise that is blocked on a concrete floor, of which the lower layer of the carpet only represents a 5%. If you are looking to soundproof under a carpet, then we'll cover the best products on the market. Sound is broken down by airborne noise (transmitted through the atmosphere) when speaking, television noise, dog barking, etc. and impact noise (the physical impact of two solids colliding with each other, footsteps, knocks on doors, walks, moving furniture, etc.).

First of all, we must take into account the gaps between the floorboards above and the plasterboard ceiling below, since any noise that enters this sealed chamber will echo and resonate and amplify the noise (we call it the drum effect). To combat this problem, we recommend filling wooden beams with wool mineral acoustics. This is equivalent to screaming through a cardboard tube and amplifying the noise, compared to filling the cardboard tube with cotton and then screaming through the tube. By using acoustic mineral wool, you will achieve an additional reduction in noise by 10 to 15% before placing the soundproofing base.

Second, choose one of the following acoustic layers or soundproofing mats for wooden floors, depending on the level and type of noise. Ideal only for impact noises, e.g. Steps, moving chairs and vibration noises. If you are looking for a soundproofed base where space is a priority, this would be the acoustic base of choice. Installation: It is recommended to use an anti-impact adhesive for the floor to stick it to the existing floor.

Thin floor finishes, such as laminate, vinyl and tile. You will need to reposition a board on top of the ImpactoMat fixed with adhesive. Rugs will also need a carpet base. Dimensions: 1200 mm x 1200 mm x 12 mm (1.44 m).

Ideal for medium levels of airborne noise and high levels of impact noise, such as silent conversations, television noise or footsteps. The SoundMat 2 also acts as a carpet base. luxurious. Thin floor finishes, such as laminate, vinyl and tile, will need a plate on top of the ProSound SoundMat reattached with adhesive. Carpet finishes will not need a carpet base.

No adhesive needed) attached with a black fabric tape and an acoustic sealant. Thin floor finishes, such as laminate, vinyl and tile, will require a plate on top of the ProSound SoundMat fixed with adhesive. Carpet finishes will not need a carpet base, instead additional grab bar lifters will be needed for the perimeter. The Reverso SoundMat offers the perfect acoustic flooring solution for all final floor finishes, including all hard floor finishes. Exceptionally, the Reverso SoundMat does not require a coating layer for hard floor finishes (as required for the SoundMats detailed above).

The unique reversible design of the Reverso SoundMat makes it suitable for hard and soft floor finishes at the exact same height. Unique in that a dust jacket is not necessary for most hard floor finishes. Carpet finishes will not need a carpet base, but additional grab bars will be needed to cover the perimeter. In the case of concrete floors or of beams and blocks (with screed finish), airborne noise is usually not a problem since mass of concrete floor is usually high enough to block airborne noise extremely well. However because it is denser than wood it often increases amount of impact noise heard underneath. It is ideal only for impact noises (on concrete floor finishes and floors), such as footsteps chairs movement sounds and vibrations and when space is scarce an impact noise of 50 dB on wooden floor it is attached with adhesive to subfloor. Suitable for all final floor finishes ideal for medium airborne and impact noise levels such as silent conversations television noise music footsteps 47 dB aerial noise or 42 dB impact noise. You may be wondering if you are investing in an acoustic base or soundproof floor mats since then you will have to limit final floor finish that you can use short answer is “no” you will have no restrictions. The soundproofed base layers can be equipped with all types of floor finishes The only caveat is that some finishes require placing plywood base before placing soundproof floor mats or base below we indicate...

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