Fitting Noisestop F7 Soundproof Underlay
Floor soundproofing acoustic underlay mats for domestic and commercial floors
Installation instructions for fitting Noisestop F7 soundproof underlay. Noisestop Systems F7 is an acoustic underlay that can be used over any floor type. Suitable for use in domestic and commercial flooring applications. Reduce impact and airborne noise, conversation and TV noise transferring through timber sub-floors. Part E compliant flooring solution when installed as part of separating floor construction.
Fitting Noisestop F7
Lay Noisestop F7 acoustic underlay mats in a brick bond pattern on the floor. When you fit the mats, ensure you don’t leave gaps between them. Ensure the matting is tightly butted together.
Use a Stanley knife or sharp scissors to cut the soundproof matting to fit the shape of your room.
Fitting Noisestop F7 below carpet
Noisestop F7 should be combined with perimeter edging strips around the room if you use a carpet underlay over the soundproof mat. If you are not using a carpet underlay and grippers, you will not need edging strips.
Nail or glue Perimeter strips to the floor before you install the gripper rods. The gripper rods are then nailed onto the perimeter strips. Lay Noisestop F7 mats in a brick bond pattern over the floor. Ensure that no gaps are left between the acoustic mats and the perimeter strips and between the acoustic matting sheets.
Fitting Noisestop F7 to stairs
Fitting the Noisestop F7 to the stairs should be combined with perimeter strips. The strips are nailed or glued in place before the gripper rods are attached. Once you have cut the mats to size, they should be glued in place with Isobond adhesive.
Complying with Building Regulations
If you fit Noisestop F7 soundproof underlay to comply with Building Regulations, you will need to fix the mats to the subfloor with Isobond adhesive.
There is no requirement to fix this product to the subfloor if you carry out any other domestic or commercial applications. Unless you are carrying out work to comply with the Building Regulations, you do not need to fix the acoustic underlay to the floor.
Fitting Noisestop F7 in kitchens and bathrooms
When installing an acoustic underlay in kitchens and bathrooms, the units should not be sat on the matting. To ensure the correct floor heights, the units should be sat on plywood or MDF. This will ensure the same floor height throughout. In kitchens, lay the acoustic mats up to the kitchen plinth; lay the underlay below the units to reduce airborne sound transfer. For bathrooms, ensure toilets and sinks are raised to ensure the correct floor height.
We would always recommend that you check with your flooring company to check the suitability of the final floor finish with an acoustic underlay. Due to the number of different floor finishes available, it is not always possible to check the product’s suitability with every floor finish.