Soundproofing floors is a confusing project for many people. Many companies offer soundproof matting which will help with your impact sound travelling down but won’t help with the airborne sound you hear coming up. If you wish to soundproof a floor then any acoustic underlay you choose needs to be properly assessed. We would always prefer to see acoustic insulation between the floors. We suggest you have a look through our simple guide below which offer robust solutions to what is a common problem of poor floor soundproofing. And don’t forget a simple light spongy rubber mat quoting high acoustic performance will be of little value to you.


Floor Soundproofing

When it comes to soundproofing your floor for noise, 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.
What's best for you?
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Decide if you want to soundproof under your floor boards or above them (or both).

Your decision on how you attempt to soundproof your floor will be driven by two factors. Firstly on how much hassle you want to go to in terms of lifting floorboards and secondly on how much floor height gain you can afford. When soundproofing a floor think about this as our floor soundproofing solutions broadly fall into two categories below the floor access and above the floor access. Next click on the button below to compare our solutions
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Each solution page we offer also has a comparison table associated with it. This is designed to show how each solution compares in terms of performance, cost and amount of space lost when using that solution.

Click here for a comparison table of all the solutions we offer. Remember the table is interactive and will lead you to a more detailed description of each solution. Or you can click on any links on the right of the page to go straight to the relevant page.
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Each of our floor soundproofing solutions has a solution calculator associated with it you will see a small calculator icon. These calculators are designed to allow you to work out the cost of the materials delivered direct to your door. Look for the icon!

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Our Solutions
Hassle free solution (not raising floorboards)
Effective slim above the floor soundproofing combatting impact and airborne sound. Award winning German technology in a 15mm board. SBX are the most effective board on the market at stopping rising airborne sound.
Laminate soundproofing 6mm Impact mat
A 6mm rubber mat offering great impact protection for those wanting to install engineered or laminate floors. This acoustic underlay will dramatically reduce the impact produced by your floors. To improve airborne sound, we combine this with Tecsound 70 acoustic membrane.
Discrete Solution (Below your floorboards)
A solution for those who wish to deaden the noise rising from below, but are keen to keep the work hidden below floor level. Combining acoustic mineral wool, high density plasterboards, acoustic mastic and Tecsound acoustic membrane, this solution offers comprehensive protection at a reasonable price.
Reducing impact noise
Introducing a springy layer to the floor is key to reducing your impact sound. Absorbalay is a premium rubber mat with a dense foam core. It is a highly effective impact sound reducer that can be overlaid with hard floors. Furthermore its' high mass combats airborne sound transfer as well.
Starting from scratch
If you are happy to install high density chip board instead of floor boards, and wish to create a floating floor (impact reducing) we offer the ideal solution. Cement impregnated chipboards with joist caps and acoustic mineral wool.

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