3mm Notched Trowel

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  • Weight: 200g
  • For: homes, workplaces, industrial developments, and specialist audio environments.
  • Installation: to be used with all overscreed adhesive applications please see our 'Install' tab below.
  • Where: creating an even bed of adhesive from 3mm to 1.5mm, this is achieved by angling the trowel at 45 degrees

Simple to use, and long-lasting notched trowel for creating even adhesive beds between 1.5mm to 3mm.


Our MuteMat™ materials in our floor soundproofing range may require an adhesive, primarily when there are questions of Building Control and the requirement for passing Part E Building Regulations. You will want to confirm with either Building Control or your testing engineer on whether you require to fix your soundproofing materials to the sub-floor so that they exist as 'Fabric of the Structure'. 

3mm Notched Trowel is an easy to use tool for successfully applying adhesive to both sub-floors, and for timber and soundproofing materials. It is a metal toothed comb design with a wooden handle, easy to clean and long-lasting for using on multiple projects.

 

These are all uses that require adhesive regardless, and this is to ensure the stability of the floor, examples listed below.

  • When you are installing an engineered wood, laminate or other timber floorings.
  • When you are installing lino or a luxury vinyl tile like Amtico or Karndean
  • Installation of ceramic tiles, or another fragile stone flooring
     

We have included a more in-depth installation process in our 'Install' tab above.

 

Weight200 g

We are always looking for the best ways to describe to you the world of soundproofing through introducing guides that range from the basic principles of sound, how to best soundproof surfaces and what to look for, and how to understand acoustic test data, and this is only naming a few! We want to help you come to the right decision, so whether this is through the use of our guides or talking to a member of our team - we are here to help!

How to soundproof floors

A combination of the following will always result in a much improved acoustic performance.

  • Mass: the addition of more substantial materials to reduce sound energy, for example, added layers combined with soundproof plasterboard.
  • Separation: breaking contact with the surface or surfaces through the use of acoustic isolation clips or stud framing.
  • Damping: the reduction of vibration through the use of flexible, damping materials such as Tecsound.

 

3mm Notches Trowel is for applying an even adhesive bed as part of our MuteMat™ range, and although adhesive does not provide any immediate soundproofing benefit, its role in the system is still important. When you install a wooden flooring for example or composite flooring, made up of many layers, moisture over time will begin to warp the flooring. When the flooring warps it lends itself to 'slapping' against the flooring, causing a form of impact noise that is difficult to reduce without replacing. Adhesive helps to reduce this warping and to keep all composite levels in-check and to satisfy Building Control requirements.

 

Learn more about what you need, and how to approach soundproofing floors below

 


Whatever your soundproofing needs are, come and speak to our team on 01937 588 226.

Timber Floor Constructions

 

Woven Carpet with MuteMat 2 and MuteMat 3

When installing a Woven Carpet alongside Building Control's advice under Part E Building Regulations, you will want to confirm the requirement of adhesives. If it mentions that it is to be 'Fabric of the structure' or any other term, or specifies the use of adhesive, then you may require the following.

 

Engineered, Laminate and other Timber finishes with our MuteMat 2 and MuteMat 3

 

These finishes often require an overboard to the MuteMat® to protect the fragile nature of these finishes. It is primarily the concern of the tongue-and-groove fittings on top of a compressible material that we are protecting here. Some may not require an over boarding, but we would advise testing on a small area prior.

  • If you are reinstalling the subfloor, make sure you have your Perimeter Flanking Band FB8 extended to cover this area, and enough to butt all floor layers.
  • Bond MuteMat® to the timber floor using iKoustic Adhesive Tub 15KG with a 3mm bed to apply successfully, with the perimeter MuteMat butted against the 'Flanking Band'.
  • Tape all joins.
  • Bond 6mm ply minimum, or 9mm ply if requested, by using iKoustic Adhesive Tub 15KG with a 3mm bed.
  • Install wooden floor over top. There is often no adhesive required unless specified by the manufacturer, and fit up to 'Flanking Band.'
  • Apply skirting board by bending and cutting the 'Flanking Band' to conceal edges of the 

 

Vinyl, Luxury Vinyl Tile and other delicate flooring

These flooring, especially Luxury Vinyl Tile, Vinyl and 'Lino', are prone to causing slightly folds and tearing, so we alway recommend these to be bonded to an overboard. Ceramic tiling for example will often require a mortar bed on the top of the overboard, please let us know if you plan to use these materials in advance to assure there is not additional requirements for successful installation.

  • If the subfloor is to be reinstalled, make sure you have your Perimeter Flanking Band FB8 extended to cover this area, and enough to allow all floor layers to abutt to.
  • Bond MuteMat® to the timber floor using iKoustic Adhesive Tub 15KG with a 3mm bed to apply successfully, with the perimeter MuteMat butted against the 'Flanking Band', tape all joins.
  • Bond 9mm ply minimum, or thicker if required, by using iKoustic Adhesive Tub 15KG with a 3mm bed, making sure to butt this up to the 'Flanking Band'
  • Apply a 1.5-3mm bed to overboard ply or other to have a secure fit of flooring to avoid tear.
  • If you are applying a Ceramic or specialist stone flooring, or anything similar, please let us know so we can adjust for a suitable mortar bed.
  • Apply skirting board by bending and cutting the 'Flanking Band' to conceal edges.

 

Concrete Floor Constructions

 

Woven Carpet with MuteMat 2 and MuteMat 3

When installing a Woven Carpet alongside Building Control's advice under Part E Building Regulations, you will want to confirm the requirement of adhesives, and this will require suitability with our team for installing on to concrete. If it mentions that it is to be 'Fabric of the structure' or any other term, or specifies the use of adhesive, then you may require the following.

  • Line perimeter of the room with Carpet Gripper Strip 1.2m Self Adhesive
  • Bond MuteMat® to the concrete floor using a suggested adhesive that our team can confirm with, with a 1.5-3mm bed to apply successfully.
  • Tape all joints.
  • Apply Woven Carpet over the top, often no adhesive required, and fit to Carpet Gripper Strips.
  • Apply skirting board to conceal edges of the Carpet.

 

Engineered, Laminate and other Timber finishes with our MuteMat 2 and MuteMat 3

 

These finishes often require an overboard to the MuteMat® to protect the fragile nature of these finishes. It is primarily the concern of the tongue-and-groove fittings on top of a compressible material that we are protecting here. Some may not require an over boarding, but we would advise testing on a small area prior.

  • Install a Perimeter Flanking Band FB8 around the perimeter, making sure that extends high enough to cover all your floor layers.
  • Bond MuteMat® to the concrete floor using suggested adhesive with a 3mm bed to apply successfully, with the perimeter MuteMat butted against the 'Flanking Band'.
  • Tape all joins.
  • Bond 6mm ply minimum, or 9mm ply if requested, by using iKoustic Adhesive Tub 15KG with a 3mm bed.
  • Install wooden floor over the top. There is often no adhesive required unless specified by the manufacturer, and fit up to 'Flanking Band.'
  • Apply skirting board by bending and cutting the 'Flanking Band' to conceal edges of the finished floor.
     

Woven Carpet with MuteMat® OSF series

MuteMat OSF is designed for installation with Concrete, so depending on its finish, this may alter the required adhesive, please contact iKoustic so we can guide you to the correct adhesive on 01937 588 226.

  • Line perimeter of the room 2-5mm from the wall using Carpet Gripper Strip 1.2m Self Adhesive, if using our OSF 10 (10mm)
  • Bond MuteMat® OSF to the concrete floor using recommended adhesive with a 1.5-3mm bed to apply successfully, will need confirming with our team for which bed is suitable.
  • Apply Woven Carpet over the top, often no adhesive required, and fit to Carpet Gripper Strips, if using our OSF 10 (10mm).
  • Apply skirting board by bending and cutting the 'Flanking Band' to conceal edges of the Carpet.
     

Engineered, Laminate and other Timber finishes with our MuteMat® OSF series.

 

These finishes often require an overboard to the MuteMat® to protect the fragile nature of these finishes. It is primarily the concern of the tongue-and-groove fittings on top of a compressible material that we are protecting here. Some may not require an over boarding, but we would advise testing on a small area prior.

  • If you are reinstalling the subfloor, make sure you have your Perimeter Flanking Band FB8 extended to cover this area, and allowing enough for butting all floor layers.
  • Bond MuteMat® OSF to the concrete floor using recommended adhesive with a 1.5-3mm bed to apply successfully, will need confirming with our team for which bed is suitable, with the perimeter MuteMat butted against the 'Flanking Band'.
  • Tape all joins.
  • Bond 6mm ply minimum, or 9mm ply if requested, by using iKoustic Adhesive Tub 15KG with a 3mm bed.
  • Install wooden floor over the top, and there is often no adhesive required unless specified by the manufacturer, and fit up to 'Flanking Band'
  • Apply skirting board by bending and cutting the 'Flanking Band' to conceal edges of the 

 

Vinyl, Luxury Vinyl Tile and other delicate floorings with our MuteMat® OSF series

These flooring, especially Luxury Vinyl Tile, Vinyl and 'Lino', are prone to causing slight folds and tearing, so we always recommend these to be bonded to an overboard. Ceramic tiling, for example, will often require a mortar bed on the top of the overboard, please let us know if you plan to use these materials in advance to assure there are no additional requirements for a successful installation.

  • Install Perimeter Flanking Band FB8 to the perimeter, and enough to allow all floor layers to butt up against.
  • Bond MuteMat® OSF to the concrete floor using recommended adhesive with a 1.5-3mm bed to apply successfully, will need confirming with our team for which bed is suitable., with the butting up against the 'Flanking Band',
  • Tape all joins.
  • Bond 9mm ply minimum, or thicker if required, by using iKoustic Adhesive Tub 15KG with a 3mm bed, making sure to butt this up to the 'Flanking Band'
  • Apply a 1.5-3mm bed to ply overboard or others to have a secure fit of flooring to avoid tear.
  • If you are applying a Ceramic or specialist stone flooring, or anything similar, please let us know so we can adjust for a suitable mortar bed.
  • Apply skirting board by bending and cutting the 'Flanking Band' to conceal edges.

The high quality materials used lends to its ease of use.

It can be tilted at approximately 45 degrees to accommodate adhesive beds of 1.5mm

The majority of our soundproofing products require only a 3mm bed to be applied for a solid bond to most substrates - if there are any concerns on the amount you need to apply, please do contact our team on 01937 588 226.