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.
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 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
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 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.