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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™ 45/60mm 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 structure.
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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Although MuteCradle™ is designed for the sound proofing of concrete floors, it can also help with timber floors - it’s sound insulation values for impact transmission are greater in concrete because it’s dense rubber padding is to ensure its stability under weight, in which this dense acoustic pad is often less effective in timber, but it does help to decouple the floor leaving minimal points of contact with the structure. MuteCradle™ houses timber stud framing across the floor which creates an air gap to accommodate sound insulation - this is effective in reducing low end noise issues and vibration.
Where Part E Building Regulations are concerned, MuteCradle™ is a perfect addition to concrete building to help achieve and often surpass the required values, they can also be used in conjunction with the Scottish Building Regulations to achieve their higher acoustic requirements.
Additional soundproofing can be installed to the new floating floor such as our: MuteDeck™ , MuteMat® 2 or MuteMat® 3 for those looking to provide further acoustic improvements against both airborne and impact noise issues.
MuteCradle™ has been used to soundproof audio control rooms, recording studios and specified for use in cinema rooms to help float the floor away from the substrate, this is often where the sub-woofer would transfer low frequencies in to the main structure and cause them to bypass any wall soundproofing systems that are in place, this can present real difficulties when trying to resolve in retrospect, we would look to specify them in the beginning of such projects. It is also a popular option for soundproofing large sports halls as well as other uses where services may need to be run underneath the flooring.
When it comes to soundproofing a home, especially in large residential constructions, they will often greatly benefit from the introduction of acoustic cradles, especially in concrete structures to where maximum protection against impact noise is required for sound will often flank and travel great distances - they are also a good option to for when the floor contains dips, troughs and stepped levelling in areas where applying screed is difficult or costly.
MuteCradle™ can be alternated to assist differences in floor levels, if there are small steps these can be installed without any additional work to the structure. You will also find fine tuning packers here to even out small fluctuations found in concrete builds.
They are designed to be used with each other for levelling floors that are within these ranges - the fitting of stud framing is the same for each.
The 45/60mm option creates a larger air gap, which can accommodate more servicing if required, which with office soundproofing this is usually important when running servers and cabling over vast areas - making the organisation of cabling simpler, safer and certainly more aesthetically pleasing.