The Role of Acoustic Floor Underlays & their Impact on Noise Reduction!

An acoustic floor underlay is a layer of material that is installed between a subfloor and a screed or finished floor, such as hardwood, tile, or carpet. The primary function of an acoustic floor underlay is to reduce noise transmission through the floor, by absorbing or blocking sound waves and vibration.

Sound reduction solutions should be considered during the design and construction stages of residential and commercial structures. They are a must-have for any house or office facility that wants to maintain a calm, quiet, and tranquil environment. Noise will be absorbed, reflected, or transmitted by your walls, ceiling, and flooring when it is made within your structure.

Acoustic flooring in general, inhibit the transmission of two forms of noise including impact noise and airborne sound. Additional advantage is reduction of noise transmission within a structure of the building.

Acoustic underlays are one of the most effective and affordable solution to improve overall indoor living environment which can prevent noise intrusion from our neighbors and in between floors.

AeroSound® Acoustic Floor underlay is appropriate for any application that requires sound and vibration reduction, as well as durability and resilience to mechanical loads.

Watch how easy it is to install Aerosound RSF floor underlay.

There are several benefits to using an acoustic floor underlay, including:

  1. Noise reduction: Acoustic floor underlays can significantly reduce the amount of noise that is transmitted through the floor, making it ideal for apartments, multi-story buildings, or any space where noise control is important.

  2. Soundproofing: When used with other materials and systems, acoustic underlay can play a big role in soundproofing rooms through adding mass to the system and through installation methods which involve isolation.

  3. Improved insulation: Acoustic underlays can also provide additional insulation, helping to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer keeping in mind the foam or rubber material and density of that material.

  4. Protection: An underlay can also protect the subfloor and finished floor from damage, by reducing the impact of heavy foot traffic and furniture.

The performance of an acoustic underlay depends on various factors, such as the thickness and density of the material, as well as the type of flooring being installed.

Compared to other types of sound insulation products, AeroSound® acoustic floor underlay offer a few advantages. They are typically easier and faster to install and can provide more effective noise reduction in certain situations, especially for airborne and impact noise, which is common with foot traffic and dropped objects.

Typical applications of AeroSound® acoustic floor underlayment include residential, commercial, and industrial buildings, where noise control is important. For example, in high-rise buildings, AeroSound® acoustic underlay can be used to reduce impact noise transmission between floors, improving overall acoustical comfort for occupants. In healthcare facilities or educational institutions, they can be used to reduce noise transmission from foot traffic and equipment, helping to create a quieter and more peaceful environment for patients or students.

We have participated in a project in KSA and conducted field test for the underlay on the project site. The heights rate IIC we achieved was 77dB resulting in high performance of our solutions.

Overall, AeroSound® rubber silent floor underlay are an excellent solution for anyone looking to reduce noise transmission and improve the comfort and durability of their flooring. They come in a variety of materials which can cater to various applications.

As an added value, we guide our customer with respect to the right way to select the suitable solution based on energy saving, environmental concerns, safe and hygienic solutions. Our technical team is always available to support you during selection and installation process.

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