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Noise pollution is one the leading problems of the urban world today, and it has a profound and detrimental effect on both your health and wellbeing, it is even more critical now to seek a solution that will give you a tranquil space, ones that you can live in peacefully, and work in without distraction.
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.
Also, if you are creating a work environment that needs the use of an access floor, then our MuteCradle™ will help to provide this, helping to store away servicing while offering a robust soundproofing system. To achieve the best possible solution in soundproofing, you will need to incorporate them into 'Systems', and it is here you will find MuteCradle™ in a range of options. Each offers ways of increasing acoustic performance, for example, by fitting them alongside our MuteMat® 2 or MuteMat® 3 with sound insulation between the battens for a vast improvement for airborne and impact noise.
The subjective nature of noise means that a problematic or irritating noise for you will not be the same for others. Your sensitivity to a specific sound or event will vary, and this could be disruption from footsteps above, to the low hum of a washing machine and even building recording studios or cinema rooms. Acoustic issues vary for homes or workplaces, but our MuteCradle™ offers you flexibility across your specifications for performance, cost and thickness.
MuteCradle™ 16/30mm is part of iKoustic's MuteRange core - these products are subjected to stringent testing in both laboratory and real-world environments providing the best possible solution for the purpose with a result you can trust.
You can find out more about our all-encompassing MuteRange by clicking on the icon below if you are interested in stocking or specifying our range for projects now and in the future, get in contact with us!
*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 'Systems' tab.
We endeavour to display the most up to date testing and assist in managing your expectations through each stage of the process so that the solution we offer is the right one for you
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.
With the search for an effective replacement for screed, one that offers premium soundproofing benefits for both airborne and impact, with one that is easy the install, then it is our MuteCradle™. As one of the key properties above, MuteCradle™ gives you maximum separation while offering minimum points of contact. It is then important to treat between the battens like you would a joist flooring, this is so that all resonant and flanking issues in the void are treated. MuteCradle™ can be combined with a wide range of our products, our MuteMat Pro systems, for example, will offer all other properties in this system, and would yield high performance for both impact and airborne noise, even with use in a concrete build (these have a great mass).
The characteristics of sound isolation are to stop, or at least minimise vibration and impact transferring into the structure as they can travel great distances in concrete buildings, and for timber ones too. MuteCradle™ is the creation of a moulded polypropylene cradle with our MuteMat™ OSF 750-10 bonded to the base. This offers a stronger core that provides increased static deflection properties, ones that provide more exceptional support of weight over neoprene alternatives, as incredible loads would need applying to see any deformity.
We understand that it is not always possible to incorporate the significant loss of space that the introduction of a new battened floor creates, so we provide different variances to suit what performance you need, your budget and thickness.
Ready to see how MuteCradle™ can bring peace to your space? Select our 'Systems' tab above to learn more about acoustic performance, system benefits and then add all featured components to the cart in a press of a button.
Whatever your soundproofing project, come and speak to our team on 01937 588 226.
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MuteCradle™ is designed for sound proofing 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 boarding such as our MuteDeck™ or 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. There are also cradle packers to help fine tune small fluctuations in the flooring.
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.