MuteCradle™ 16/30mm – Acoustic Cradle

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  • Performance: up to 57dB Ln’w for impact, 27dB reduction.*
  • Dimensions: 90mm x 90mm x 45/60mm dual height selection
  • Weight: 250g
  • For: homes, workplaces, studios and specialist audio environments
  • Compliance: Compliant with both Part E Building Regulations (England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland).*
  • Installation: Please see our installation tab below.
  • Where: floor application only, this will also create a void for including Acoustic Mineral Wool, and the running of services through the access void.

MuteCradle™ 16/30mm – Acoustic Cradle

MuteCradle 16/30mm is our dual height acoustic cradle system that offers a soundproof floating floor system that isolates away from concrete and timber floors, effective for the reduction of both impact and airborne sound. MuteCradle also allows you to produce a flat floor without the use of screed. A screed layer can often be an impractical solution due to the long lead times, the use of sizeable machinery and the cure times. Our MuteCradle™ Packers come in a range of sizes to help in fine-tuning any unevenness in the concrete floor.

MuteCradle floating floor system

MuteCradle™ is designed for soundproofing concrete floors, but will also help in timber constructions – it’s acoustic performance is greater in concrete because the padding is a dense rubber matting to ensure that the new floating floor remains stable and level, this dense pad means that it’s performance can often be less effective in timber builds. Acoustic cradles provide separation and minimal points of contact with the substrate which is effective against impact noise issues.

Each cradle houses the timber stud framing to create an effective air gap to accommodate sound insulating acoustic mineral wool between them to reduce airborne noise issues by decoupling from the structural floor and treating the cavity, performance can be improved further by installing additional dense acoustic floor boardings such as our acoustic underlays such as MuteMat® 2 or MuteMat® 3.

MuteCradle™ is perfect for use in audio control rooms, recording studios and has been specified for use in cinema rooms to help float the floor away from the substrate, issues in these scenarios are when a subwoofer is in place and would often transfer low frequencies in to the structure with direct contact with the flooring, causing these low frequency vibrations to bypass acoustic wall systems – this can be a difficult issue to solve in retrospect and this is why we recommend the use of an acoustic cradling to reduce this from happening at an early stage.

Acoustic Cradles are also often used to soundproof homes in concrete structures where maximum impact reduction is sought after, we often find that cradles are a good option to where the structure has dips, troughs and stepped levelling in places where applying a screed level is difficult or costly, and where sound proofing needs to be considered under Part E Building Regulations or Scottish Building Regulations, which require higher values to be achieved for both impact and airborne insulation.

It is also a popular option for sound proofing large sports halls as well as other uses that include office soundproofing as it helps to accommodate servicing that may need to be installed underneath the flooring.

Mute Cradle™ can be alternated to accommodate different levels across a single floor layout, for example small steps can be factored in without any additional work required to the structure.

Yes it does, for levelling floors that span increasingly different levels – the fitting of stud framing is the same for each.

Offices often require a soundproofing option that can accommodate the running of servicing and cabling for those desiring for them to remain out of sight and not to be run through any boxing or trunking on the walls or ceiling – as this is often not desirable, aesthetically speaking, this makes MuteCradle™ perfect for this use.

Find out more information about MuteCradle by downloading the guides below.

Product Data Sheet

System Performance Data

If you are looking to specify this product for a build, please refer to our downloads tab for technical product or systems information.

Technical Support
Should you require further technical assistance in specifying our products, please contact us and ask for our Technical Rep, Gabriel Whittle.

BIM Objects
iKoustic also supply a selection of BIM objects via our NBS profile, which can be found here. 

Important Information

Our products contain a high level of mass. If there are any structural concerns you will want to consult a Structural Engineer to discuss your requirements.

*Our Typical Performance Results and Noise Reduction Guidance are provided to indicate the results that have been achieved in previous tests but are not guaranteed to a specific site as multiple factors can affect this, you can view their variants on our ‘Featured Systems’ tab.

Delivery information.

If you place an order online it’s likely we will call to discuss delivery to make sure it runs as smoothly as possible. Deliveries can arrive on a large vehicle. If there are access issues or HGV restrictions, please do let us know in advance as our website options are given in good faith of no restrictions. All of our deliveries must be signed for so you will need to ensure someone is on the premises on the day of delivery.

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