Floating floors for Part E

Our Acousticel R10 recycled rubber resilient insulation for floating floors has again been specified and supplied for a contract in London along with our QuietBoard, high density tongued and grooved acoustic flooring and SBM5 soundproofing mat.  The combination of these three products used on timber suspended floors is the ideal way to help meet the Part E regulations for the control of noise through floors.  Firstly any flooring has to be screwed down tight before the 2mm SBM5 soundproofing mat is installed over the entire floor surface to seal up all of the joints.  It is also worthwhile sealing the edges of the base floor with our flexible, high density acoustic sealant.  On top of the SBM is installed our 10mm R10 which is loose laid across the floor wall to wall with the edges of the resilient insulation butted together.  Once this is all down the 18mm QuietBoard is then installed on top of the R10 with all of the joints glued.  Under no circumstances should any mechanical fixings be used.  The QuietBoard should be installed with a small expansion gap around the edges where the floor meets the wall and again, this should be sealed using the acoustic sealant previously described.  Finally, skirting boards when they are being fitted should not come into contact with the new floor.  A small gap of 1 or 2 millimetres should be between the flooring and the underside of the skirting.  Any floor covering used that can be any type available today will hide the gap so it is of no consequence.  For more information on this floating floor system go to our commercial web site www.soundservice.co.uk or call us on 01993704981

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About Sound Service (Oxford) Ltd

UK Stockists and suppliers of a wide range of soundproofing and acoustic insulation materials for blocking and absorbing noise. We have been specialists in soundproofing and sound absorption since 1969 so one of the longest established businesses in the noise control industry.
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