Yes, for example our SoundMats act as a luxury carpet underlay for soft floor finishes, however some hard floor finishes such as thin laminate, vinyl and also tiles may require a 6mm hardboard first. Please refer to the individual product installation guide for more details.

Soundproofing a concrete floor will block impact noise (footsteps) travelling from the room above to the room below. 

Floor soundproofing can also block airborne noise travelling from below to the room above or from the room above to the room below.

If you are looking to block airborne noise on a concrete floor, please call us to discuss the best solution in more detail (01423) 206208.

The best way to soundproof a concrete floor is to:

  1. Improve the ability of the floor to absorb sound energy and impact vibration (e.g. footsteps)
  2. Improve the mass of the floor to help block airborne noise. Concrete is naturally high in mass and therefore is usually more effective than a timber floor at blocking airborne noise. However, if you are experiencing an airborne noise problem then this could indicate weak points, so please contact us to discuss further (01423) 206208

Learn more: How to soundproof a concrete floor

Soundproofing a floor will reduce impact noise, airborne noise or both. All of our acoustic floor solutions are designed to exceed the UK Part E Building Regulations for the passage of sound. (43dB or higher for airborne noise and 64dB or lower for impact noise).

Different systems offer different levels of noise reduction depending on the level and type of noise needing to be blocked and the current construction of the floor.

No soundproofing will offer 100% reduction, however installing soundproofing will dramatically reduce noisy neighbour or unwanted noise.

*dB results will vary depending on several factors.

Learn more: Why dB results may vary

The short answer is yes. Soundproofing is like waterproofing and is only as good as the weakest point. Sound can travel through very small gaps, so if you were just to soundproof part of the floor you would be wasting your money. 

Our soundproofing solutions can all be installed by a competent DIYer and over 80% of customers install the systems themselves. For those that don't, then a local tradesperson will have no difficulty installing our solutions. We supply detailed installation instructions and videos and are only ever a phone call away should you have any questions (01423) 206208.

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