MuteBoard™ 2 is an ultra-thin, wall soundproofing solution to attenuate airborne noise when looking for an upgrade to standard plasterboard and acoustic plasterboard. It is a two-ply acoustic material which comprises of a high density Acoustic Plasterboard 15mm and Tecsound SY70, a visco-elastic material that helps to dampen vibration and increase mass for effective airborne reduction. Suitable for both retro-fits and new builds.
We recommend using the MuteBoard™ 2 within a system to achieve it's optimum performance.
When considering Wall or Ceiling Soundproofing, you are looking to increase the mass initially to reduce airborne noise, but to yield the best reduction for high levels of noise you will want to consider using a seperating constructions such as a stud frame. The same applies for a ceiling, we recommend using with our GenieClip System for optimum acoustic results with this product.
If you are uncertain of what to look for when soundproofing a wall or ceiling, you can read our handy guides - A Guide to Soundproofing a Wall or A Guide to Soundproofing a Ceiling by clicking on the icons below.
This product contains a high level of mass, if there any structural concerns you will want to consult a Structural Engineer to discuss your requirements.
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MuteBoard™ 2 is our acoustic panel that is easily installed to either directly to brick and block walls, or fitted on to an existing or new stud framing. Each board requires multiple fixings across each board and is a great space saving option for low level interruptions for sound proofing the home or office against airborne noise, low level conversations and or light television usage are two examples of how MuteBoard™ 2 can be used. It can be improved by installing on an additional stud frame separated from the existing partition and using acoustic mineral wool to create an effective sound insulated stud frame. You can find all systems MuteBoard™ 2 is featured in by clicking on the systems tab next to the FAQs here.
MuteBoard™ 2 is a suitable solution to sound proof a ceiling where issues with ceiling height are at an absolute premium with noise issues that fall into the background noise level category, the use of acoustic mineral wool is important between any joists, battens and adjacent wall cavities to ensure the best acoustic performance.
With Mute Board™ 2 there are various upgrades that can be made to increase the effectiveness of sound proofing. One of the major considerations that is often neglected is the use of acoustic mineral wool between adjacent cavities, these can be stud frame walls adjacent to the wall or between flooring and ceiling joists as a few examples - we would always recommend these to be put in place to reduce what is called ‘flanking transmission’. Fitting MuteBoard™ 2 on to a dedicated stud frame will help drastically improve performance for more problematic noise issues where space is a concern or a certain budget has been allocated to where MuteClip™ or other alternatives are not possible.
We advise to not fix MuteBoard™ 2 with adhesive, this is because each board has a high mass and the visco elastic backing will receive adhesives for a successful bond to the majority of structural materials, this is because the mesh lining that holds together the visco-elastic is not porous.
Mute Board™ 2 has a plasterboard facing that risks breaking under pressure from footfall or heavy furniture, and with uneven flooring this will lead to further damage with cracking appearing in the board. Dedicated options are available for sound proofing a floor that would fair better than the installation of MuteBoard™ 2.
Our guidance recommends the use of Nylon HammerFix 60mm when applying to brick and block walls, additional advice from a structural engineer or professional equal would be best sought with any concerns, we do supply these fixings but are not included with the purchase of MuteBoard™ 2.
Fixing anything through the MuteBoard™ 2 creates an immediate path for the sound to travel back through and could potentially crack the plasterboard in a way that makes it less effective, with light fixtures and plug fixtures, we would recommend where possible to relocate them to another wall with the advice of a registered electrician under Part P of the Building Regulations to ensure the best possible result. If this is not possible, the use of Acoustic Socket Box Inserts should be used to minimise sound transfer.
MuteBoard™ 2 can be fitted in bathrooms and wetrooms, but would require a moisture board to stop direct moisture coming into contact with the acoustic plasterboard and causing possible damage to the material. Seek advice from a Damp or Bathroom fitting specialist before purchasing, we can work with such specialists to ensure the right combination of both sound proofing and damp proof materials are applied. iKoustic do not supply damp proof materials.