Acoustic Flooring – 10 Things You Need to Know

If you want to make your home quieter, then perhaps you’ve already heard of acoustic flooring. If you haven’t heard of it, then here are 10 things that you need to know about acoustic flooring, in order to help you make your home quieter.

1. You can use acoustic flooring to help to soundproof a room or workspace.  Perhaps you work from home, and have a separate office, and want to make sure that you are not disturbed whilst you’re working.

2. You might want to install a home cinema system, and want to make sure that you can watch your films on a huge screen, as loud as you want to, without disturbing the neighbours.

3. You might want somewhere to play your Acoustic Screens music loud, or have a music room where you or your children can play their instruments without disturbing others.

4. You might have a workspace in the garden, and don’t want to upset your neighbours or the rest of the household whilst you drill, saw, and hammer whilst creating your masterpieces.

5. If you’re involved in a new build project, then you will need to make sure that the soundproofing you employ meets the relevant UK Building Regulations Part E.  There are products designed specifically for new builds.

6. If you’re refurbishing a building, then you’ll need to make sure that you’re using the right sort of acoustic  and floating flooring.  Some products are not suitable for using in a refurbished building, so you’ll need to check with your supplier.

7. Additional sound insulation can be used with acoustic and floating flooring to provide even more soundproofing, and to stop sound travelling between floors.

8. If you’re serious about sound reduction, then you’ll want to consider using joists and acoustic flooring panels to ensure that you are able to limit the amount of sound that can escape.

9. As well as acoustic flooring, and insulation, you can combine ceiling and wall joists to make the whole room soundproof, which will make a big difference.

10. If you’re not sure about how to soundproof your home, or what sort of acoustic flooring or joist infills will be best for you, then you will need to seek professional help.  As well as making sure that you get the right products, you can also make sure that you know how to install them, or have a professional fitter to install them. This will give you the peace of mind that the acoustic flooring is fitted properly, and that it meets the relevant UK Building Regulations.