All floor coverings provide some noise reduction benefits, but if you have people living below you, selecting a soundproof underfloor can help reduce sound transmission. This will make the people below you happy and will prevent you from having to walk on eggshells. The MuTeMat 3 is the best acoustic base that helps you meet the construction standards of Part E without the need to use any other material. In addition, this soundproofed underfloor is environmentally friendly and is a material of high-performance acoustics.
But how do sound layers work? Acoustic subfloors act as a separating layer between the subfloor and the finishing floor, to prevent sound from reaching the lower floor. This, together with the MuteMat range, provides the highest performing acoustical base combination, while keeping the structure as thin as possible. To close hermetically against the wall: place the acoustic base against the wall, place a washer on top of the mat and use the inside of the washer to draw a line on the mat by dragging it across the wall for an exact replica of the shape and curve of the wall. In the case of carpets, you need a product that is soft but does not touch the bottom, like many of the acoustic base layers available in the market. This combination of acoustic base layers allows you to achieve much better results with thinner soundproofing products.
This sound-damping acoustic base is a reinforced rubber mat with an open-cell structure that improves its sound-damping properties, making it possible to install cost-effective soundproof floors. The science behind acoustic layers can be complicated, but the main factors that contribute to reducing sound come down to three components. The best acoustic base on its own is the MuTeMat 3, which helps reduce both impact and airborne noise. This acoustic base is durable and resistant to breakage and clumping, making installation easy. By having several layers of different thicknesses and densities, you can smooth out this drop in performance and achieve the best soundproofing of its acoustic base.