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To be used ourMuteMat® 2, MuteMat® 3 and MuteBarrier™ range when applying to timber floors to satisfy Building Control (with Part E Building Regulations) and the installation of rigid floor finishes such as laminate, engineered wood, luxury vinyl tiles and ceramic tiles.
Mapei VS90 15kg tub is used in conjunction with our MuteMat® range when applying to timber surfaces, and for applying timber over boards for the use of MuteMat® 2, MuteMat® 3 and MuteBarrier™ range, and to where any requires a timber over boarding.
Although adhesives do not directly improve the soundproofing performance, it does prevent the bowing of timber that could cause a 'slapping' effect on the flooring. It also prevents any movement in the flooring that could lead to cracking of fragile joins in timber finishes on the tongue-and-groove fitting and tearing of any vinyl.
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!
A combination of the following will always result in a much improved acoustic performance.
iKoustic Adhesive Tub 15KG is our timber adhesive for installation 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.
Whatever your soundproofing needs are, come and speak to our team on 01937 588 226.
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.
Vinyl, Luxury Vinyl Tile and other delicate floorings
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.
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