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MuteCradle™ provides a superior floating floor system for impact reduction and floor levelling purposes
MuteCradle™ is our innovative acoustic flooring system for both concrete and timber sub floors to help give a completely floating floor with no direct fixings. The system is also used to help level an uneven floor when combined with our varying sizes of MuteCradle™ and Packers.
MuteCradle™ is fitted with a recycled rubber-base layer at a 10mm thickness, this helps to provide a highly effective impact reduction as a complete floating floor system achieving a 54dB Ln'w CL) - an average of 27dB reduction and is compliant with Part E Building Regulations, and is in accordance with Robust Detail for 'Resilient Cradle and Batten Systems'
MuteCradle™ is part of iKoustic's MuteRange core - these are products that been 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.
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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.