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Floating Floor Solution


Monarfloor Floating Floor Solutions

Both Hush Acoustic's Hush Panel range, and Icopal's Monarfloor range of floating floor products are excellent, "full systems" to gain significant sound insulation over the top of an existing floor, without losing too much space.

The two manufacturers produce identically performing products in each category - Monarfloor is more widely favoured by architects, whereas Hush is preferred by installers. Hush also offers the same performance at a lower price.

The three product types we offer are:

Hush Panel 17/Monarfloor Deck 9: Resilient overlay floating floor system. Overlay system for use with existing timber floors where the timber deck remains. Can also be used on steel frame floors over a sub-floor of chipboard and plasterboard. 9mm chipboard with 8mm of acoustic foam.

Hush Panel 28/Monarfloor Deck 18: Resilient overlay platform floor system. Overlay system for use with existing timber floors where the timber deck remains. Can also be used on steel frame floors over a sub-floor of chipboard and plasterboard. 18mm chipboard with 8mm of acoustic foam.

Hush Panel 37/Monarfloor Trideck: Resilient overlay platform direct to joist floor system. Reduces sound transmission through timber floors where the existing timber floor will be removed but access to work on the ceilings below is restricted. 22mm chipboard, 8mm of acoustic foam, and 5mm of foam rubber.

You can find out more about the individual product on their product pages:

Hush Panel range:


Monarfloor range:


Feel free to contact us to discuss your plans further. 

We are also able to supply other products from the Hush and Monarfloor ranges upon request.


Floating Floor Soundproofing - How it Works

Our traditional platform floor/floating floor treatments (FFT) include products now established as industry standards and adopted by all the major UK house builders.

All systems feature low resonance acoustic chip (LRAC) flame retardant foams which are proven not to compress or deteriorate over the lifetime of a building. Options include timber floor overlays, timber floor direct-to-joist treatments, systems for timber or steel frame structures and for concrete sub-floors.

Our products are also one of the few that hold full BBA certification for the systems.

Floating floor panels are pre-formed boards constructed of varying thicknesses of  chipboard with acoustic foam pre bonded to it. With Panel 17/Deck 9 and Panel 28/Deck 18, the boards are laid directly onto the existing floor boards, the Panel 37/Trideck has an additional layer foam rubber bonded to it and can be laid directly onto the joists.


Soundproofing Basics

When it comes to soundproofing your floor , it is important to establish what you are trying to achieve. Are you trying to stop noise from below reaching you, or are you trying to eradicate your impact noise passing down to your neighbours?

In practice, most people are aiming at stopping the sounds from below traveling upwards. Many products on the market boast great soundproofing credentials (particularly rubber mat or underlay solutions) but the figures quoted are almost always referring to a reduction in impact sound and are of very little use in identifying how much airborne sound is being reduced.

Understanding Performance
At the foot of the page you will see a performance table.

The total performance which is normally quoted on most sites refers impact sound only. However if you are worried about sound rising from below you should only consider the airborne sound number (which is rarely quoted)

We also give an indication of acoustic performance uplift. Remember that every 10dB of performance uplift corresponds to roughly a 50% improvement in the performance of the floor. So 20dB would indicate a 75% Improvement over and above the original floor.

A very important note on getting the right product.

As a consumer comparing different products from different companies is very hard.

While we talk about improvement in decibels in all our tables many other companies will state a single figure for their products which is often in excess of 40 or even 50db. It is really important to understand that these figures invariably refer to the performance of a whole floor ceiling structure, and this will include a standardised floor and ceiling that will already be quite well soundproofed. There is no single product in existence, to our knowledge that will provide in excess of 40 dB when added to a standard floor ceiling divide ( plasterboard ceiling and wooden floor).

In an attempt to level the playing field we are taking a standard ceiling; 12mm plasterboard, a void and 18 mm floor boards as our case study. We believe that this has an acoustic performance of about 34 dB Rw ( airborne). The final column of our table gives an indication of we believe our system might achieve in Rw ( simple airborne performance) terms.

An important word about regulation E (the sound test required for conversions). We have a dedicated regulation E web site www.uksoundproofing.co.uk. The figures in the above tables do not take into account Ctr corrections so do not attempt to create an off the shelf solution for regulation E.

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. This is particularly the case with laminate underlays.


 

Key Points:

  • A slim fitting floor soundproofing solution
  • Fast, easy and effective floor soundproofing
  • Laid on top of existing floor
  • Online calculator will work out your exact requirements
  • Contact us to find out more

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Floating Floor Sound Insulation performance table

Floor Depth Gain Total system Performance airborne Typical Airborne Improvement Typical Impact Improvement
Monarfloor Trideck 35mm 55dB
Monarfloor Trideck AMW 100m Upgrade 35mm 57dB
Monarfloor Deck 9 17mm 57dB
Monarfloor Deck 9 AMW 100m Upgrade 17mm 59dB
Monarfloor Deck 18 26mm 58dB
Monarfloor Deck 18 AMW 100m Upgrade 26mm 60dB
Hush Panel 17 17mm 57dB
Hush Panel 17 AMW 100m Upgrade 17mm 59dB
Hush Panel 28 26mm 58dB
Hush Panel 28 AMW 100m Upgrade 26mm 60dB
Hush Panel 37 35mm 55dB
Hush Panel 37 AMW 100m Upgrade 35mm 57dB


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*Please note figures stated for total system are based on a a timber joist ceiling floor construction with 200mm joist. The figures are Lab figures and are Ctr corrected. So are not comparable to regulation E Systems. The improvement figures state improvement over a regular timber floor and plasterboard ceiling.