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A two-ply acoustic board for soundproofing walls and ceilings that are perfect for rooms that have restrictions in available space, learn more about MuteBoard 2 below.
With nuisance noises coming from almost every direction in our urban environment, disturbing homes and workplaces, it can be challenging to find an effective solution for tightly arranged rooms. What MuteBoard™ 2 provides you with is a slim and practical solution for the reduction of ambient noise levels that is suitable for tight, challenging spaces on both walls and ceilings. To achieve the best possible solution in soundproofing, you will need to incorporate them into acoustic systems, and these are found in our 'Systems' tab above, here you will find MuteBoard™ 2 in a range of options.
MuteBoard 2 should be incorporated into one of our MuteClip® systems, or to a stud frame.
Whether you find that random conversation or light household use enters your home, or you are looking to put together a solution for a workplace environment that is effective and easy to install, MuteBoard™ 2 will be a great addition.
As a two-ply soundproof material, MuteBoard™ 2 comprises of a layer Tecsound SY70, and we use its self-adhesive backing to bond it to a high-density acoustic grade of soundproof plasterboard, one that is ready for skim and plastering. Both of these acoustic materials is of high value for sound control. Tecsound is a visco-elastic material that is high in mass, and mass is a crucial component in the reduction of airborne noise, and its flexible, non-rigid properties assist in decoupling from the applied surface to lessen the transfer of vibration. You will find acoustic plasterboard throughout the soundproofing world, and we incorporate this into many of our acoustic systems and products, and it is its increased mass over standard plasterboard that makes it more efficient.
MuteBoard ™ 2 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!
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.
*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 choice we make is the right one.
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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.
If you're soundproofing an already existing home, 'future-proofing' or adhering to acoustic regulations, it is important to select the correct system. One common, and often neglected thought in soundproofing is how to best treat low-frequency noise. Low frequencies are not just found with industrial machinery or amplified music, but also in the human voice, in the use of soundbars or small Bluetooth speakers, and in impact noises such as closing doors. These examples also separation from the structure, and in our 'Systems' you will find MuteBoard™ 2 Stud solutions that help to gain an improved performance for those who can accept greater losses of space. For very intrusive noises you can see our MuteClip® solutions which incorporate our MuteBoard™ 2 in the system.
Finding the right solution to significantly reducing the various noises now found in our modern environment requires a combination of the three properties above. If you are finding that your home or workplace is plagued by noise, then this will begin to, if not already, have an effect on your health and wellbeing. When noises are intrusive and disruptive it is not only the home environment that suffers but also work performance.
We understand that it is not always possible to incorporate significant losses of space with say, the introduction of a stud frame, so we provide different variances to suit what performance you need, your budget and thickness.
Ready to see how MuteBoard™ 2 works for your space? Select our 'Systems' tab to review acoustic performance, overall system depths and add all featured components to the cart in a press of a button.
Whatever your soundproofing project, grand or personal, come and speak to our team on 01937 588 226.
This product is part of the following systems:
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. You can improved performance by installing on an additional stud frame that is separated from the existing partition and using acoustic mineral wool to create a 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 various upgrades can be made to increase the effectiveness of sound proofing. One consideration 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 specific budget has been allocated to where MuteClip® or other alternatives are not possible.
We advise not to fix MuteBoard™ 2 with adhesive, and this is because of the visco elastic backing will not receive adhesives for a strong bond to the majority of structural materials, this is because the mesh lining that holds together the visco-elastic is not porous, it also contains a high mass.
Mute Board™ 2 has 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; we recommend additional advice from a structural engineer or professional with any concerns, we do supply these fixings we do not include these with the purchase of MuteBoard™ 2.
Fixing anything through the MuteBoard™ 2 will create a direct 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, and we can work with such specialists to ensure the right combination of both soundproofing and damp proof materials are applied. iKoustic do not supply damp proof materials.