MuteMat™ USP 600-17

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MuteMat™ USP 600-17 is our best performing and most robust pimpled acoustic underscreed resilient layer designed for achieving the maximum level of impact reduction between the floating concrete screed and structural concrete slab layers; it's high performance comes from it's deviated pimpled structure which are found at both 10mm and 17mm - helping to secure minimum points of contact between the two layers. As a dense and robust product it maintains a low level of compressibility and when subjected to high points loads it maintains it's acoustic performance making it suitable for a wide range of applications in residential, commercial and industrial structures, especially where particular low frequency noise issues and machinery operation is concerned, this is tailored to reduce acoustic issues such as these at a superb level of performance.

Although MuteMat™ USP is high performing in concrete builds it can also be implemented in other builds including timber to create a floating floor, with the additional benefit to lay floor finishes direct on top. If you are looking for an general acoustic overscreeding  product, view our MuteMat™ OSF-750 05and MuteMat™ OSF 750-10.

 

 

MuteMat™ USP 600-17 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

With soundproofing screeding layers you will require a dense acoustic underscreed product such as our MuteMat™ USP. Due to the dense molecular construction and high mass of concrete this results in impact and low frequency noise issues travelling further,  a material with a high compressibility will present satisfactory results initially but as it crushes overtime the majority of the acoustic performance will be lost resulting in costly remedial works. Depending on your requirements it may be necessary to couple with our MuteClip™ System ceiling range to ensure an increased impact performance and airborne performance, we have a range of options depending on what your project is aiming to achieve, as well as considerations regarding space lost.

For Gym Soundproofing we suggest combining MuteMat™ USP with our DuraSound range for best acoustic performance.

If you are uncertain on the current acoustic performance, we would recommend our Acoustic Testing service to give us a clear view of what the structure currently performs at and what materials you would likely require in order to meet regulations or guidelines, and in some cases this could even reduce costs in specifying an alternative material that is more suited for your requirements.

 

For a more indepth explanation of soundproofing a floor, you can read our informative guide - A Guide to Soundproofing a Floor by clicking on the icon below.

 

A Guide to Soundproofing a Floor

 

 

Typical Performance Data

∆Lw (Impact Reduction)
28dB

 

MuteMat™ USP 600-17 Information

  • 1m x 1m x 17mm (1m2)
  • Specialised as a high performing acoustic underscreed.
  • Suitable for concrete structures to effectively attenuate impact noise.
  • Can be installed under a wide range of floor finishes, with no requirement of an overlay.
  • Guaranteed consistent thickness and density.
  • Does not deform, maintains efficiency long term under heavy loads.
  • Pre-fabricated recycled tire granule mat.
  • 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.

 

Sustainable Building Benefits

2.02 Recycled Tyres per m2

2.02 Recycled Tyres per Roll

92% Recycled

100% Recyclable

 

Weight7.8 kg
Length1000 cm
Width1000 cm
Height1.7 cm

This product is part of the following systems:

Concrete constructions are made up of a structural concrete slab which is a blend of sharp, uneven aggregates - leaving a rough finish,  a screed layer is then applied over the top to levelling out the unevenness to leave a smoother finish. In most cases, and especially in large residential structures, before the screeding stage most will  specify the use of an under screed soundproofing material to assist in floating away the screed from the structural concrete to sound proof the floor against impact noise. Concrete is very effective at reducing airborne noise issues because of it’s incredible mass, where impact noise will tend to travel further and flanks through any connected paths because of the amount of direct contact, this is called Flanking Transmission.

MuteMat™ USP 600-17 is a pimpled sound proofing material that deviates between two levels to provide minimal points of contact with the sub-floor and the floor finish, and because of this structure it can be used on a timber structure to treat problematic impact noise issues that require maximum separation. It is recommended to cross-fix two layers of 6mm ply, glued and screwed to the top of the MuteMat™ USP 600-17 to give a level and stable base for flooring to be installed. This can be used in small personal gym areas at home alongside our specified gym sound proofing products where timber structures would often suffer from the excessive impact noise that weight drops or use of treadmills generate. Recording studios and other audio environments also generate a high degree of low frequency content which needs separation in the structure to soundproof it efficiently by reducing the direct paths these low frequencies can travel through with ease.

Mute Mat™ USP 600-17 requires no adhesive in structural concrete and screed scenarios, it is simple rolled out and taped and butted against a Perimeter Edging Strip which is required to line each room to reduce Flanking Transmission - it is now ready for a screed layer. For direct application of floor finishes like engineer wood, laminate or luxury vinyl tile as examples, we would would recommend the installation of two layers of 6mm ply cross-fixed with glue and screw to leave a stable base.

This will often be for the specifier to decide on whether if it is required or not.

10 kN/m2 = < 7% loss of thickness.

15 kN/m2 = < 10.6% loss of thickness.

20 kN/m2 = < 14.3% loss of thickness

MuteMat™ USP 600-17 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.