MuteGym™ 51 is our highly engineered, high performing and easy to install floor soundproofing platform especially designed for vastly improving Gym acoustics offering vast protection against both excessive impact noise and structural-borne vibration in professional and commercial gyms, dedicated workout areas at home, and even gym areas included in offices. Each MuteGym™ is engineered with Compression Moulded technology to create a precise, consistent and effective acoustic platform with a ring-like pedestal structure moulded to the underside during the compression process to which provides both limited direct contact with the structural flooring and suspension to drastically reduce the downward trajectory of medium to high levels of impact noise and vibration. For each individual soundproofing material - you will often find that to achieve certain specific sound insulation values you will need to combine them with additional products to create a complete soundproofing system that is best suited, you can find all systems in which MuteGym™ 51 is incorporated into by clicking on the systems tab above.
MuteGym™ 51 is designed for reducing general foot traffic in noise sensitive areas, dumbbell areas containing free-weights, areas that feature machine operated apparatus such as the use of treadmills and spin cycles - to where repetitive foot fall is expected in excess and to where the generation of middle to low frequency vibration occurs during their operation, and pulled-weight machines that transfer a significant amount of sound energy in to the structure - leading to structural borne vibration that will cause disruption.
It is important to specify the correct soundproofing materials for installation in each Gym, especially those located in multipurpose structures or those that are adjacent to residential properties. A vast array of noise issues need to be tackled in the most effective way and without failure of complying to any set acoustic regulations, or requirements set by local building control or local councils. These are acoustic targets that are put in place to avoid any potential neighbour complaints for both residential and commercial properties and this reinforces the importance of performing a comprehensive Gym Noise Impact Assessment in all proposed gyms, as any complaints reaching an authoritative level could result in the discontinuation of your premises. With the vast range of activities that often take place in Gyms each will present their own acoustic challenges that range from cross-fit and free-weights areas to yoga, pilates or zumba classes, for example, and with such noise sensitive areas being in close proximity you will want to know how this could affect such activities and the effect of engagement within them as it could have a detrimental effect on the overall experience your customers receive. Your brand and the feedback you receive is important for continued success, and iKoustic want to help you maintain this!
Our selection of MuteGym™ modular tiles come in a range of thicknesses that are designed with specific areas featured in gyms across a range of different activities. They can also be used to achieve a targeted minimum noise level. You can find these variations below or contact our team to begin putting together a full solution alongside our Noise Impact Assessments for your Gym today - 01937 588 226
MuteGym™ 51 is part of the iKoustic MuteRange core - this is our broad range of sound insulating materials that have been subjected to stringent testing in both laboratory and real world environments to provide you with the best possible solution for the purpose with a result you can trust. With Gym Soundproofing it is important to find materials that are long lasting, that do not falter or ones that will simply crumble after short periods of use - with MuteGym™ you can rest easy without the weight of soundproofing and all its intricacies on your shoulders.
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"To minimise the risk of complaints regarding gym noise, we recommend that new mixed-use developments are designed so that noise from the gym is generally inaudible in adjoining dwellings. This is a much higher level of sound insulation than the minimum requirements in Part E of the Building Regulations. Inaudibility is particularly difficult to quantify as it is dependent on the background noise levels and the Gym may not yet have been built. In these cases iKoustic use nominal design targets such as ...
Design targets for maximum gym noise levels in habitable rooms of adjoining residential properties:
Daytime (0700-2300hrs) - 20 dB LAmax
Night-time (2300-0700hrs) - 10 dB LAmax"
This product is part of the following systems:
Stopping structural-borne noise requires a variety of different soundproofing methods to have it reduced to what is referred to as a ‘background noise level’, complete blocking and isolation of sound will require a significant amount of protection. It is recommended during the proposal stage of any Gym that is in the same structure as other properties both residential and commercial, as well as adjacent to to the gym, to carry out a Noise Impact Assessment to assist with the planning of soundproofing, helping to provide information on how to best avoid noise complaints and further complications arising with neighbouring developments and with the internal planning of the Gym. Impact noise is one of the more major concerns of gyms, dropping heavy weights, the continuous impact of running machines and use of cross-fit all make to be an incredibly loud environment. MuteGym™ 51 can be used in both small home gyms all the way up to professional specialist and commercial gyms which are often found in multi purpose complexes where residences, restaurants and shops all share the same structure, and all of which can be affected by the effects of structural borne vibration.
Running machines, weighted-machines and cross-fit areas are just a few areas in which MuteGym™ 51 is effective, it’s ring structure helps limit the amount of contact with floor and provides not only something stable and robust, but also a final floor finish without needing any additional finishes.
With the affordability of home gym equipment, these are appearing even in the most humblest of homes - even a treadmill or cycling machine. MuteGym™ 51 can be used at home to help soundproof against impact and vibration, often finding incredible results in concrete structures, but will often be lessened in timber. If it is used in a timber construction, and additional compressible mat may be best used in conjunction to act as a platform area. With heavy-free weights, something more substantial may need to be put in place to reduce excessive noise disturbing your neighbours.
The design of all our MuteGym™ products is a simple Kros Lok pattern set up to be installed in modular form. These will often require bonding to the substrate in which you can find all information out on adhesives and which is best to use in a range of applications on our Related PDFs tab.
MuteGym™ 51 is the perfect solution to help reduce structural borne vibration caused by blunt, heavy impact, but another major consideration is reducing airborne noise through walls and ceilings, and this can often include the ceiling below. Depending on the level of reduction required, suspended ceilings often need to be put in place to further reduce vibration, again this will be something considered in the Noise Impact Assessment. Wall soundproofing is another important consideration as sound will move into the airspace around the room and move directly in to the rooms adjacent and causing problematic flanking transmission, and the same for ceilings, ceiling soundproofing also wants to be considered to reduce to noise transfer to neighbours above. At this stage, you will want to consider reviewing our MuteClip™ Stud Double Plus systems in all wall and ceiling areas.
With loud music often found in gyms, these will benefit from a form of isolation from the structure as direct fixings could lead to vibration transferring back in to the structure, especially where low frequencies are concerned.
In addition to this, gyms are often full hard and reflective surfaces, they are easy to lean. - But, when personal training and important instructions are being carried out - the message can be lost in these often large, open and reverberant spaces, lowering the quality of the classes and putting significant strain on the speaker’s vocals and the people listening. With this in mind, we would often look to specify sound absorption products, such as our NoteRange - to assist with reducing reverberation in the different spaces.