To reduce impact noise, the best carpet base is the MuteMat 2, which combines a high-mass vinyl layer with a closed-cell absorbent foam layer. The foam will compress slightly under pressure to absorb impact noise. Of course, the Reverso SoundMat can be used in most final hardwood floor finishes without the need for an additional top layer. If you use the SoundMat 3 Plus or SoundMat 2 Plus as an acoustic floor solution, any engineered wood floor, provided it is 18 mm or more thick, can be applied directly to the surface.
For a finer hard finish, we recommend using a 6mm hardboard for a flat, stable base. The Duralay King is the best choice for reducing impact noise on floors with underfloor heating. It is a product used for carpets and not suitable for laminates. The most effective base for vinyl floors is an acoustic felt, such as the one purposefully designed by our product team.
This type of material is perfect for vinyl, as it is thinner and less dense, so it largely recovers the “rebound” that occurs with other materials when using vinyl. QuietFloor Plus is an excellent and improved soundproof base, designed to improve both impacts and discomfort caused by airborne noise crossing the floor. Suitable for application under carpets, laminate floors and engineered wood floors. Our most popular soundproof base is the Noisestop 12 mm acoustic base.
It effectively minimizes both impact and airborne sound, thanks to its two-layer design, which provides the necessary weight to reduce airborne sounds, and to the closed-cell foam to absorb impacts. This base layer complies with part E of the building regulations and effectively reduces noise levels in homes. It's ideal for reducing average levels of unwanted sound from a neighboring property, such as noise from people, noise from television, and conversations. The Noisestop acoustic base is compatible with most types of floors, including those made of artificial wood, laminate, tile and LVT.
The Noisestop acoustic base coat is a solution for overlapping floors that reduces airborne and impact noise through wood and concrete floors. If the surface you are going to install it on is level and prepared correctly, you can consider a thin base layer of acoustic felt to facilitate sound transmission. This combination of acoustic bases allows you to get much better results with the thinnest soundproofing products. This, together with the MuteMat range, provides the combination of highest-performing acoustic bases and, at the same time, keeps the build-up as thin as possible.
The MuteMat 3 is the best acoustic base to meet the construction standards of part E without the need to use any other material. For carpets, you need a product that is soft but doesn't hit rock bottom, as is the case with most acoustic bases on the market. To improve sound-reducing qualities, you can use it in conjunction with other acoustic products, such as acoustic cladding plates. You may be wondering if you are going to invest in an acoustic base or in soundproof mats if, in that case, you will have restrictions on the final finish of the floor you can use.
You can be forgiven for not realizing that there are many soundproof floor base products available. The sound-insulated floor base options available from specialized manufacturers represent a major step forward compared to standard products. By having several layers of different thicknesses and densities, you can smooth out this drop in performance and achieve the best soundproofing with your acoustic base layer. Secondly, choose one of the following acoustic base layers or soundproof mats for wooden floors, depending on the level and type of noise.