Sound proofing a floor can always be a daunting prospect with not knowing what to do to get the best results. It is well known that installing mineral wool between the joists is a must. But it is a common misconception that this is all that is required when in fact, just doing this on its own rarely gives an audible reduction in any noise levels being experienced. The fact is that mineral wool between the joists is an important part of any upgrade of the sound proofing of any floor but it is not necessary top totally fill the joists but it is important to use the correct density which is between 40 and 60kg per cubic metre and otherwise referred to as Acoustic Mineral Wool. It is also important to fit the wool as a loose fit and not jammed tightly into the joists. This is because the mineral wool is a sound absorber and not a sound barrier so it does not matter if there are voids that have not been filled.
I mentioned earlier that Acoustic Mineral Wool should be used as part of an overall upgrade in the sound proofing of any timber joisted floor and for this, sound-proofing products must be added on top of the floor to get best results.
We have just updated an article on our web site about sound proofing floors and it gives all the information required to improve the sound proofing of both timber joisted and concrete floors so to read it simply copy and paste the following link into the address bar of your browser and it will take you there.
http://www.soundservice.co.uk/soundproofing_help_for_separating_floors.html Alternatively, if you prefer to talk to one of our experts just call them on our local call rate number 0843 363 7131 or for mobiles call us on 01993 704981. More information concerning all of our sound proofing products can be found on our web site www.soundservice.co.uk