Noisestop Acoustic Underlay
Noisestop Acoustic Underlay is one of our best selling floor soundproofing underlays. It provides high levels of sound insulation for timber and concrete floors, reducing impact and airborne sound transfer. Noisestop Acoustic Underlay is used to soundproof floors in homes to reduce general household noises or to create a floating floor for music studios and home cinema rooms.
Ensure separating floors in new build and conversion projects meet the required Building Regulations Part E by installing Noisestop Acoustic Underlay over the existing sub-floor.
- Sheet size 1200mm x 1200mm
- Coverage 1.44 sqm
- Thickness 12mm
- Comprises of two layers of 7kg/m² mass loaded vinyl sheets laminated around a 6mm acoustic foam core
- Three layers laminated together to produce an acoustic mat that will reduce airborne and impact sound
- Use on concrete and timber flooring
- Compliant to Part E Building Regulations
Noisestop Acoustic Underlay comprises three layers of soundproof materials that have been laminated to combine there individual acoustic properties. The two layers of 7kg/m² mass loaded vinyl sheet provides additional mass to the floor area which will reduce airborne sound. The 6mm acoustic foam centre absorbs impact sound transfer through the floors structure.
Installing Noisestop Acoustic Underlay
Installation of acoustic underlays can be carried out by anybody that feels they are a competent DIYer. If you don’t want to install the products yourself we would normally recommend a local carpet fitter, if you are already replacing your floors as part of the work your floor fitting company would be able to install your soundproof underlay.
Soundproof underlay can be loose laid over the existing floor, there is no requirement to glue the flooring in place unless the installation is for Part E in which case use Isobond adhesive to secure the mats to the floor.
Laying a carpet over Noisestop Acoustic Underlay
If you are using Noisestop Acoustic Underlay below carpets you should consider whether to use a traditional carpet underlay or not. Gripper rods should be used around the perimeter of the room to hold the carpet in place. If you are going to use the Noisestop Acoustic Underlay with an underlay you should install the perimeter edging strips before the carpet grippers. Secure the edging strips and grippers with tacks or nails.
Installing solid floor finishes over Noisestop Acoustic Underlay
Flooring that is less than 15mm thick should be combined with a 6mm ply or MDF sheet to ensure there is no movement of the finished floor. Laminate flooring, engineered flooring should be bonded to the ply or MDF. Flooring that is thicker than 15mm can be laid directly over the mats. Consideration should be given to the possibility of sound transferring from the solid flooring to the walls, use isolation tapes against the wall to prevent flanking noise. Use Isobond adhesive to secure the mats to the floor or to the resilient layer if necessary.
Noisestop Systems provide acoustic modelling to help design and plan your soundproofing solution. Our acoustic modelling allows us to help you plan how to best soundproof a room. Whether you are looking to soundproof one wall against a noisy neighbour, building a studio or planning for a building Regulation project, get in touch to see how we can help.
We provide homeowners, architects, builders and specifiers with visual and technical information to ensure your soundproofing project meets your requirements.
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