What do these dB Figures mean in practical terms? In simple terms a 10dB improvement equates to a 50% reduction in sound you hear, 20db equates to 75% AND 30dB TO 87.5%. However this is not the same for all frequencies. This is just an average performance across all frequencies, and higher frequencies will perform better than lower. Learn More
More info when making a comparison of our products with others:
Please note that the figures that we provide refer to improvement over the average floor as opposed to the performance data of the product in isolation typically this is impact sound numbers).By this we refer to products that can be lab tested in a way that the product is tested on its own, which can give little indication how it performs in situ,(i.e. on your floor)
This is a very important distinction to understand and is confusing to a lot of people. Almost all our competitors will state the performance of the product either in isolation or include the existing floor construction within their numbers. This will exaggerate the true benefit of their products. For more information click here. This is particularly the case with laminate underlay's.
A Key to the table terms above? We compare the following key issues.
1) Floor height gain - How much floor height will rise as a result of soundproofing
2) Labour intensity - How long will the job take? In general lifting all the floor boards will add dramatically to the time required to complete the soundproofing you can think of lifting 3 of 5 boards ( see on line instructions for further details)
3) Typical Airborne uplift - This gives you an idea about how much airborne sound your stopping coming up from below ( or from above) TV / Talking that kind of thing. The bigger the number displayed the better the performance. THIS IS THE KEY THING to worry about if your soundproofing from neighbour noise downstairs
4) Typical Impact Uplift - This gives you an idea about how much impact ( footfall) sound your stopping going downstairs. The bigger the number displayed the better the performance. Again this is only important to you if your neighbours are concerned about your footfall.