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Soundproofing your vinyl flooring


 

Soundproofing vinyl flooring is on of the most efficient ways to reduce impact noise in your home. It also prevents noise coming from floors below and vice versa. In this article by Insulation Bee, we’ll be going through everything you need to know about soundproofing your vinyl flooring and its benefits.


Acoustic Flooring

Sound is sent by waves that travel through the air and are received through electrical signals to our brain. Sound waves can occur through many ways for example, objects dropping onto your vinyl flooring and residents trampling upon it. This is something known as impact sound and to reduce it you’re required to apply soundproofing Underlay, we’ll speak about it below.


Underlay

Underlay is a resilient layer that can be used under most Floor finishes. Underlay for vinyl flooring is mainly made from waste rubber and cork which is mixed with a polymer binder to form a resilient mat. Underlay for your vinyl flooring will have exceptionally good insulating qualities alongside soundproofing qualities.



How to Soundproof Vinyl Flooring

Is it possible for you to soundproof your vinyl flooring? This question is asked a lot and we’re here to tell you yes, yes you can, with the right preparation of course. You will need to firstly place soundproofing underlay before you place the vinyl flooring. Apply the underlay to the subfloor, then apply the vinyl flooring above it. If the vinyl is already down, your choice will be limited to pull up the vinyl flooring and applying the underlay below or simply placing a carpet over the underlay.

 

Benefits of Soundproofing your Vinyl Flooring

The obvious benefit of soundproofing a vinyl floor with an underlay is that you can enjoy many of the impact soundproofing benefits of a carpeted floor without having to actually lay down carpet, and you will be able to effectively block airborne noise as well. On top of that, your vinyl floor may last longer and look better with a quality underlay underneath.


Airborne Sounds

If you require sound control for airborne sounds such as talking and television sounds, you will need to add a layer of mass loaded vinyl underneath of the underlayment. Doing both the underlay and the mass loaded vinyl will give you a sound controlled floor that will last for years, and even increase the value of your home if you ever decide to put it up in the market.


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

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