How Does Acoustic Underlay Work?

Acoustic underlay is a thick, dense, insulating layer of felt, cork, rubber or other material that is used to reduce sound by separating the floor covering and subfloor. This layer absorbs sound energy before it reaches downstairs rooms. In certain situations, it is necessary to use an acoustic floor layer in order to comply with standards. If you are installing a floating wood floor, it is essential to use an acoustic base on wooden floors, as it will limit the transmission of noise and impacts from one room or floor to another.

This is because not all lower layers are created equal, so a 5mm lower layer cannot be assumed to work just like another one. The purpose of the acoustic floor base is to reduce the amount of impact noise that propagates through the floor due to falling objects, footsteps and the movement of furniture in the finishes of the hard surfaces of any type of building. This affordable acoustic floor base made of recycled rubber can be easily installed with DA-5 adhesive to reduce noise caused by vibrations between floor and ceiling assemblies. The lower layer (with floor covering) must be acoustically tested to see how much impact noise it reduces. This acoustic floor base is excellent for reducing vibrational noise from mechanical sources between floor and ceiling assemblies, such as steps, gym equipment, laundry machines, speakers, printers and more. In places where there are no requirements or local legislation, having an acoustic base for floors can still be beneficial.

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