MuteMat™ 2

£18.00 (Including VAT)
£15.00 (Excluding VAT) Price promise

1 - 10: £15.00
11 - 25: £14.55
26 - 50: £14.10
51 - 99: £13.65
100+: £13.20


MuteMat 2 is our high performing, two-ply acoustic underlay, suitable for a wide range of applications.

This product is labelled in our Essential Soundproofing Collection, which takes our most popular products in soundproofing walls, floors and ceilings to help you review what other customers are rating highly for noise insulation. Call us on 01937 588 226 if you would like further assistance with selecting the best products for your project.


MuteMat 2 is a two-ply, high performing soundproof floor mat for achieving superior impact and airborne attenuation in both timber and concrete structures, it is suitable for almost all internal building applications including large scale residential builds. MuteMat 2 comprises of two effective soundproofing materials bonded together, a 6mm PE crosslinked foam (closed cell) which has a consistent in molecular structure ensuring a high quality finish, and a 7.5kg per m2 Mass Loaded Vinyl that is hard wearing and able to receive carpet directly on top with the need for an overlay board, additional floor coverings are explained in detail on our installation guide found under our Related PDF tab above or in our Library.

 

We recommend using the MuteMat 2 within a system to achieve it's optimum performance.

 

 

MuteMat™ 2 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.

You can find out more about our all encompassing MuteRange by clicking on the icon below, or get in contact with iKoustic today.

 

 

How to Soundproof a Floor

When considering Floor Soundproofing you would need to identify if possible whether it is a timber or concrete construction. If your property is a timber construction, you need to have a resilient layer that has good compressibility to reduce impact noise to yield the best result - this is evident in our 6mm closed cell foam. Again, if it's a timber construction and you are looking to reduce airborne noise you will want to look to increase the mass per m2 - this is provided in our Mass Loaded Vinyl layer. The top Mass Loaded Vinyl provides a dense layer to the top of the 6mm closed cell foam, helping to spread the load leaving a more robust matting

If you are uncertain of what to look for when soundproofing a floor, you can read our handy guide - A Guide to Soundproofing a Floor by clicking on the icon below

 

A Guide to Soundproofing a Floor

 

 

 

MuteMat 2 Information

  • 10mm x 600mm x 1200mm (0.72m2)
  • Soundproof Floor option for reducing impact and airborne noise in both timber and concrete structures
  • Flexible, easy to cut and install
  • Mould, moisture and fungus resistant
  • Compliant with both Part E Building Regulations (England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland) and Building Standards Technical Handbook 2017 for Scotland for impact transmission.


Timber Construction

  • Use of high density acoustic mineral wool between joist to reduce flanking transmission and cavity resonance
  • Isolation Strips on top of joist to decouple the sub-floor layer
     

Concrete Construction

  • We would generally apply MuteMat 2 in the instance of only reducing impact noise due to it's comparative mass with concrete being low
     

MuteMat 2 Performance Data

Listed below is a typical reduction figure taken from our system performance data;

Impact Ln,w (Weighted)Impact  ΔLw (Reduction)Airborne Rw
48dB30dB45dB

 

EAN number5060484200001
Weight5 kg
Length1200 mm
Width600 mm
Height10 mm

MuteMat™ 2 is high performing against impact noise, and this is because the dense layer of mass loaded vinyl spreads the load - although the mass loaded vinyl is not effective on it’s own against impact noise, in this case it is. Carpet will offer some sound proofing qualities against impact noise, but certainly not to the degree of which a dedicated sound insulation material provides, this is because it is easily compressed underfoot.

We often use the analogy here of running a 100mm race in either slippers (a soft fabric material which allows a lot of contact to the body) or in running trainers (offering maximum resilience and especially designed for reducing the impact transference in to the body).

Because of the compressibility of MuteMat™ 2, which is important function for the reduction of impact noise, it is not suitable for installing tiled or wooden finishes directly on top; but it is very effective in making sure replacements of carpet in apartments with laminate flooring receive the best sound proofing possible as to not disrupt neighbours. An overboarding is required with: ceramic tiling, laminate flooring, engineered wood flooring, luxury vinyl flooring such as amtico and karndean, and standard vinyl floorings such as lino.

Building Control will often want to see estimated acoustic performance values when trading off carpeted flooring with new hard floor finishes in residential complexes, we can provide these to you or help liaise with your Building Control officer.

Where Building Regulations are concerned it will most likely be required that you bond all sound proofing materials floor so that it exists as ‘fabric of the structure’, in other words so it cannot be removed at a later date after passing the regulations; this is usually up to the discretion of the acoustic testing engineer. With any hard finishes you will want to bond MuteMat™ 2 to the floor and any over boarding then bonded to the top to reduce flex and movement in the flooring. Using adhesive will not increase it’s sound proofing qualities.

No over boarding is required with woven carpet finishes, you will need to use a Carpet Gripper Strip around the perimeter to raise the gripper rods to a height to avoid a dipping around the edges. Carpet Tiles may benefit from an over boarding to reduce the edges coming apart, when sound proofing an office with MuteMat™ 2 carpet tiles are often used, so chairs with wheels will need an over boarding to support these better.

Although there are no issues with using MuteMat™ 2 to sound proof a wall, it is not the best material to use as it also cannot be decorated over. We have better options available for dedicated wall sound proofing projects which you can find here.

Yes! Mute Mat™ 2 works perfectly for sound proofing stairs against impact noise, stairs often present a real issue in noisy neighbour situations when sharing a partition wall where both or one set of stairs are adjoined. It is best reduced by using a product like MuteMat™ 2 as wall soundproofing options won’t be as nearly effective, especially in areas that offer little space. You can click here for a video on how MuteMat™ is installed on stairs.

When it comes to sound proofing wet rooms or bathrooms the concern is often of water or vapour being trapped in foam materials, MuteMat™ 2 does not yield from these issues as the Cross Linked Polyethylene Foam does not absorb moisture and offers high sound insulation against impact noise, tiling and lino floor finishes may require a form of water resistant marine over boarding as opposed to standard ply or MDF as a bed to lay the flooring securely. You will still want to opt for an acoustic mineral wool between the cavities in timber joist constructions to reduce the sound moving in to this area and leaving a boom like effect.

We would recommend seeking advice from the Underfloor Heating specialist before proceeding with MuteMat™ 2, we are happy to send out samples to make sure it is compatible. In most situations MuteMat™ 2 would be best installed underneath as an option for sound proofing underfloor heating trays as the mass loaded vinyl layer will trap a vast amount of heat below it and the heating system will need to work harder to pass the heat through.

MuteMat™ 2 is laminated together from two seperate materials and does not come as a roll, this allows for each piece to be safely stored without the two composite layers coming apart by keeping them in a roll form.

MuteMat™ 2 is best cut with a fresh Stanley blade and a straight edge or metal ruler, always cut away from your body and behind the straight edge.