Product Application Our base coats are a cost-effective, high-quality solution for reducing impact noise under laminates and structural engineering floors. They can also be used to improve the impact qualities of any carpeted floor, acting as an impact-resistant layer placed beneath the existing carpet. The Reverso SoundMat can be used on most hardwood floor finishes without needing an additional coating layer. If you use the SoundMat 3 Plus or the SoundMat 2 Plus for acoustic flooring, you can apply it directly to any engineered wood floor that is 18 mm or thicker. For any thinner hard finish, we recommend a 6mm hard plate to provide a flat, stable base.
Two of our base layers provide isolation from drum noise: the 19 dB Quickstep Unisound Combiflor and the 17 dB Quickstep Silent Walk. They can be used with laminate or engineered floors and are ideal for sneaking out to eat something at midnight. You should also find out what is needed to lay laminate floors. You will find the instructions for laying the laminate on our website and you can purchase the appropriate accessories, as well as the laminate itself, at your local BAUHAUS specialist center. When it comes to floor coverings such as laminate or artificial wood, soundproofing is likely to be a more important factor when choosing the base, largely due to the possibility of transmitting impact sound, like that of steps on hard floors.
However, the standard options offered by retailers and many flooring suppliers are unlikely to offer much higher levels of sound insulation than the relatively basic ones. But it's not just these types of floors that can benefit from an improved acoustic base. When selecting a base for soundproofing, it is important to consider the type of floor you will use it with. You can place an engineered wood floor directly on top of these two soundproofing base products using a perimeter band that flanks the edge of the room to prevent the floor from hitting any of the walls. SoundsRed WF28 is a high-mass floor soundproofing solution used to reduce high levels of noise in the air, helping to create peace and quiet in the home.
However, taking steps to soundproof the floor by carefully considering the type of base to be used in the planning phase can make a big difference in the overall result, especially for separating floors. This combination of acoustic base layers allows you to achieve much better results with thinner soundproofing products. When buying new floor coverings, especially from one of the major national retailers, subfloor options are likely to be determined by factors other than their soundproofing capacity. In the case of other soundproof mats, it is necessary to place them under the underfloor heating due to their mass and material composition. You may be wondering if you invest in an acoustic base or soundproofed floor mats, since then you will have to limit the final finish of the floor you can use. We have a library of comprehensive data sheets and installation guides for acoustic insulation layers that can be downloaded. The impact sound often occurs when someone is walking on the floor surface, especially on hard surfaces such as tiles, laminate and wood, but it also occurs when furniture is moved or objects are dropped or objects thrown on the floor.
The good news is that you can regain peace and quiet by investing in a soundproof floor covering solution. In addition to placing a laminate base, there are a few other things you should do to reduce creak and ensure that your new floor is as quiet as possible. All of the Soundproofing Store acoustic flooring products mentioned above are easily installed by an expert DIY enthusiast or a professional.