MuteMat 2 – Wooden Floor Soundproofing

Floor Soundproofing

MuteMat 2

Take a look at the system’s features and benefits.

57dB Impact Reduction*

Noises like footsteps on wood flooring and washing machines.

10 mm additional System Height

The height added to your floor after the system is installed.


Hear the difference.

Play the video to hear the airborne sound difference before and after installing this system. For best results try to match the volume of the unreduced audio to the volume of the noise you’re able to hear.

The noise in the video has been digitally reduced to give you an idea of the sorts of results you could expect. Unfortunately, this is not a perfect science and your personal results could vary due to myriad reasons. However, we have found our customers prefer to hear a decibel reduction rather than read it!

We stand for quality, and we are proud of it.

Our MuteMat® 2 system is a versatile, high-performing solution for soundproofing timber floors. This system seeks to improve both airborne and impact noise issues while offering you something slim and ideal for when floor heights are heavily restricted, or at a premium.

MuteMat® 2 is compressible, while still dense, and is combined in a full system with the use of Acoustic Mineral Wool between the joists, at no less than 45kg per m3, and use of Isolation Strips to provide a floating floor function. It is these properties in this system that make it ideal for reducing the overhearing of conversation at raised levels, bringing levels of footsteps down to background noise levels and even dragging of furniture.

Although these are noise issues commonly associated with what you find at home, especially in dense-living, multiple dwellings, these disturbances are similar to those you hear in the workplace, and this system is for both homes and workplaces.

Soundproofing floors in flats

Soundproofing floors in flats is one of the most common reasons to soundproof your floor. Sometimes you have received complaints from your downstairs neighbours and sometimes you can actually hear them through your floor. Whether it’s tv noise, music or just talking this kind of noise raising into your flat can be very intrusive.

This page offers a guide of the sort of options you will find open to you when it comes to soundproofing floors in flats.

How to install floor soundproofing

This video showcases how to soundproof your floor.

Advice and installation

Our team are always a phone call away ready to offer advice and support. Our systems can be installed by competent DIYers but if you would like to work with an installer we have relationships with installers up and down the UK that we can put you in touch with.

MuteMat 2 Calculator

Use our handy calculator to see what soundproofing products your project will require. Don’t forget to unfold the ‘more info’ tab below to learn how to use this calculator.

Once you have your calculator results you can add all the products to your basket using the button below. You will have to manually input the results from the calculator. We know this is not ideal and we are looking into developing a solution for this.

Timber Floor – MuteMat 2

Partition Measurements


Advanced Settings

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Joist centers diagram
Floor Joist Center

The floor joist centre refers to the centre point between each joist.

  • If you have multiple adjacent surfaces or partitions to soundproof input them individually. Not as a total m2 input as this will affect the results.
  • If you have windows, fireplaces or other fixed structures we recommend booking a call with us before purchasing.


A soundproofing system isn’t rocket science but sometimes figuring out which one is right for you can be challenging. Check out our FAQs, get in touch via our live chat, or give us a call to speak to a human.

Neighbours are not always creating excessive noise, at least on purpose – often properties harbour very little to no soundproofing at all to where each sound appears to be coming through with clarity. There are also properties that have a beautiful exposed floor boarding left from pre Part E Building Regulations where a conversion took place, to where before 2003 there were no regulations in place, and every creak, footstep and conversation is heard – once this would have been a single dwelling, where noise concerns internally were not much of an issue. The reduction of impact noise is noticed almost immediately within the installation of the MuteMat® 2 and its associated components to where we would often expect a reduction of 15-20dB, a percentage of 67-75% as a guide. This won’t take in to account any Flanking paths such as the adjacent walls, these would require investigating during the search for soundproofing options and often treating, whether at the same time or a later date.

The performance will depend on what is currently installed on the ceiling side of the partition, airborne noise may also find its way down Flanking paths in adjacent walls through dot and dab plasterboard, or stud framework. But with the vast majority of conversion or general home soundproofing requirements, a noticeable reduction is always expected – especially if the cavity was previously untreated. With the full system, we would expect to see improvement of between 8-15dB, or 40-67% as a guide, but just as with impact, this does not take into account any flanking down adjacent walls or perhaps pipework or RSJs.

Expected acoustic issues in offices are very much what you could expect at home, although in some we find large printers, call centre rooms and loud meeting rooms that can often intrude or disrupt work performance, there is also the requirement to retain privacy in certain environments where people can be heard from above with weak ceiling partitions. So the same principles apply as question one and two, we have installed this system across a wide range of commercial offices with resounding success.

Sound insulation in cavities is incredibly important for it helps to reduce the sound from reflecting around in the closed-off space – this creates a boom-like resonance and will differ from the size of each cavity. Leaving it untreated lends an even larger gap for Flanking Transmission to follow through, moving in to stud frame walls and boxed off areas throughout the floor. So with this, acoustic results can vary greatly from very little performance to still acceptable – but there is no way in telling these prior. Impact noise is still affected by leaving an open cavity but if the floor cannot be lifted you will see often still see a greater lift in the reduction of impact noise.

In timber constructions, it is harder to determine the outcome of acoustic results, especially in conversion projects for when only a floor soundproofing solution is put in place the ceiling can often let down the overall performance, especially if it is directly attached to the joists. A suspended mass is often required on the ceiling below such as our MuteClip® ceiling systems. With the planning of a new timber structure, we can put together acoustic partition designs with your proposals in mind to look at estimated figures for both impact and airborne noise. Timber is heavily influenced by many construction elements that can both negatively and positively affect their performance for the passage of sound.

For impact noise and light structural vibration such as creating a soundproofing platform for a washing machine, tumble dryer or dishwasher, for example, it can work well to provide separation when the remaining floor cannot be soundproofed – this will help reduce immediate structural vibrations. Airborne noise, on the other hand, will see no improvement with only soundproofing a portion of the flooring.

All rolled carpets can be pulled directly over MuteMat® 2 without any need for an over boarding, Carpet Gripper Strips will need to be fit around the perimeter of each room to raise the gripper rods to a more suited height. Hard floor finishes such as laminate or engineered wood would require a 6mm ply minimum bonded to MuteMat® 2 to act as a stable base, and lightweight and delicate floor finishes: parquet, luxury vinyl tile and ceramic tiling, for example, require a 9mm ply minimum, also bonded to act as a stable base.


If you need product data or installation guides for this system you’ll always find them here.

If you are looking to specify this product for a build, please refer to our downloads tab for technical product or systems information.

Technical Support
Should you require further technical assistance in specifying our products, please contact us and ask for our Technical Rep, Gabriel Whittle.

BIM Objects
iKoustic also supply a selection of BIM objects via our NBS profile, which can be found here. 

Our products contain a high level of mass. If there are 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 ‘Featured Systems’ tab.


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