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Soundproofing Under Floor Heating

 


Underfloor Heating systems are becoming the most popular form of heating within buildings. UFH systems provide extra space and evenly distributed heat when compared to traditional radiators. Underfloor heating provides increased heating efficiency. Underfloor heating run at much lower temperatures than other heating systems due to the increased surface area of a floor. But how good are they at Soundproofing?


People who have installed a heating floor system in a room in their home can no longer live without it. Often installed with ceramic tiles, this type of heating system is comfortable for the feet and offers extra soundproofing benefits and its use of electricity is highly efficient saving you in bill costs.

 
Is Underfloor Heating soundproof?

If it's installed professionally, like most things in a building, it should be good. But like radiators you may experience issues if air enters the system, which can generate noise.  Noise can also be produced if the clips are not properly installed or if the screed is not properly mixed, we highly advised going to a professional for these types of installations.

 


Resilient Layers

By having a resilient layer only on the tops of the joists the heat from the underfloor heating pipes that are placed between the joists can rise through the majority of the floor construction as planned and heat the room – yet impact noise is reduced significantly.

 

Impact Noise

Impact noises can be caused by something as simple as an object falling and contacting the floor directly or someone simply walking with boots. With an Underfloor heating system, the heating cables are often installed on a concrete slab. As the concrete is cold, the heating cables lose some of their effectiveness in trying to heat the concrete slab. The installation of a subfloor underlayment blocks the cold from the concrete slab, reflects heat directly to the flooring and reduces the vibration. Therefore, it increases the performance of heating floor systems and reduces impact noises.

 


Acoustic Flooring

Acoustic and soundproofing solutions used within a floor construction are typically a sheet material made from foam or rubber. There are two main types of noise protection, airborne noise which can be music, voice and TV or impact noise which can be footsteps or heavy items dropped on the floor. Acoustic products will often focus on either airborne or impact noise, however, there are some that can deal with both. Most acoustic floor solutions are suitable for all types of floors and can be installed in new build or renovation scenarios.


Isolation Tape

Also known as Sound Resilient Tape, Isolation tape is a rubber foam tape that is supplied in easy to use rolls. Isolation tape has excellent acoustic dampening, airtight sealing and self-adhesive qualities that ensure a high-quality finish. Excellent in reducing the transfer of noise, isolation tape is used in a broad variety of applications one being flooring. It provides a high level of sealant capabilities for most professionally done Under Floor Heating floors.

Buy your UFH Soundproofing products with us today at www.insulationbee.co.uk or speak to one of our friendly staff on 02038839057

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