MuteMat® Gym 32 Concrete | Gym Soundproofing

Our slimmest standalone gym soundproofing platform that serves to protect against impact and vibration from cardiovascular, personal trainer and areas with sensitive noise issues on floors.

  • Airborne: Not Measured
  • Impact: Up to 23dB (reduction)
  • ££
  • 32mm
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MuteMat® Gym 32 is our practical, robust and acoustically high performing modular platform for improving the soundproofing performance of concrete floors in Gymnasiums and Fitness centres fit for a range of purposes that are known to create impact noise issues, and structural borne vibration. It is suitable for all gyms of both professional and commercial, and for use in personal home gym areas with the use of rowing machines, spin-cycles and dumbells. MuteMat® Gym 32 a simple installation with its modular style fitting consisting of Kros-Loc patterning around each tile, which then only needs to be bonded to the concrete floor. No floor finishing is required and each tile has slip-resistant qualities.

 

 

  • Suitable for soundproofing large fitness centres and specific gym areas that harbour cardiovascular machinery and lightweight stacks, helping to protect local residences and businesses from problematic noise issues.
  • MuteMat® Gym 32 increases your floor height by 32mm.
  • ΔLw 23dB reduction (details are available on the 'System Performance' tab above).
  • For achieving set out soundproofing targets in any acoustic assessments or local guidelines - recommending to carry out a noise impact assessment with the introduction or proposal of a new gym.
  • Simple installation and no need for a final floor finish.
  • Use for areas with weighted benches, cardiovascular areas with cycling or running machines, and dumbbell areas to reduce structure-borne vibration and medium levels of impact.

 

For all Noise Impact Assessments and General Acoustic Testing enquiries.

 

 

We provide Acoustic Installation across the UK to fit all of our systems - they come with a wealth of experience in the field so you can feel comfortable that the right installation methods are being carried out. 

 

 

Contact us | 01937 588 226

 

Drop Test Results

Results are measured in Reduction, this means that we take the bare floor measurement first and compare it against the measurements found with the MuteMat® Gym 32 in place.

 

Test Weight and Distance11.11kg | 91cm11.11kg | 152cm24.72kg | 91cm24.72kg | 152cm
Reduction Result dB SPL26.1dB22dB21.5dB19.5dB

 

Impact Sound Reduction (ΔLw)
ΔLw 23dB

 

Acoustic Gym Design and the Importance of Soundproofing

 

Precise levels of sound control in an ever-increasing urban population, to which is found in close contact with one another, is paramount. The potential for disturbances and creating a negative impact on the lives and businesses around you can lead to long and problematic legal complications that could have been saved from the offset. It is often that companies wish to provide convenient locations for customers so that they are not tempted by other close-by competition. This means that fitness centres are now found in multi-purpose complexes alongside both residences and businesses, both of which can be affected by structural vibration and impact noise.

 

It isn’t just essential to make sure there is soundproofing installed, but also that the correct soundproofing is in place. Not only are there perhaps neighbours adjacent or close by that could be affected by the noise a fitness centre or gym makes, but it is internally too where disruption could lessen the overall experience. Corridors, changing rooms and general reception areas could still be of impact to rooms close adjacent that requires total peace. Class-based activities consisting of aerobics, spa and wellness areas such as yoga teaching will undoubtedly be more appealing without the low thud of weight drops and vibration from machinery.

 

Careful planning is required throughout, and this is why we recommend specifying from the beginning with a Gym Noise Impact Assessment, more information can be found below.

 

We have put together a guide to what acoustic design targets may be required to consider, although these will require discussion with local building control or council authorities as the sound insulation values often differ.

 

Acoustic Guidelines and Design for Gymnasiums and Fitness Centres.
 

Gym Noise Impact Assessment

If you are looking to create a new Gym, renovate an existing one or have been asked to look at the impact your gym may have on the community by way of creating excessive noise - we would highly recommend a comprehensive Gym Noise Impact Assessment. It will give you perhaps additional considerations across areas you may have expected such as the overall planning of the gym floor, what level of sound insulation you require so that disturbances are minimal and in some occasions, deciding your available opening times. There will also be the placement of speakers so that music being played through the P.A does not pass by any soundproofing systems, or are mounted in a way that causes issues to neighbour properties, or noise-sensitive spaces.

 

We provide these acoustic assessments at a competitive rate, as well as developing acoustic designs to meet agreed gym soundproofing requirements.

 

General Impact Testing

With an already existing Gym, you may not consider any additional soundproofing - but, with the introduction of new spaces alongside heavy equipment - you will want to consider carrying out these General Impact Tests to see how this may affect areas internally to help decide what level of acoustic isolation is required. This would involve a drop test on a variety of MuteMat® Gym products as solo options and like with this acoustic system, combining them with or MuteMat® Gym SFP range to help with achieving desirable soundproofing targets.

 

We provide these acoustic assessments at a competitive rate.

With the range of different activities going on at the same time, often from the early hours till late evening - dedicated gym soundproofing materials are a must. What level of protection you need against impact noises all depends on the location, whether it is adjacent to homes and businesses or if weight or impact driven activities are adjacent the internal noise sensitive areas - both will require a certain level of acoustic system in place. A Noise Impact Assessment will provide the best coverage of what is required in all these events, and will help to look at which areas MuteMat® Gym 32 would be best suited.

MuteMat® Gym 32 can be installed to soundproof areas that include spin-cycles which often generate vibration through their operation, the continuous footfall created by treadmills along with it’s belt drive creating low frequency vibration, and for areas that contain weight-machines in less noise sensitive areas.

As an a robust, space saving and high effective gym soundproofing platform, the introduction of MuteMat® Gym 32 is a must if you are looking to make improvements from low-priority weight drop areas to running machines. They can be installed retrospectively and with ease too, making the improvements a straightforward process.

There are a broad range of noise issues that create on-going problems for gyms and fitness centres, and unless there is a already stated low-priority for soundproofing or internal acoustic issues are not an issue - a Noise Impact Assessment may not be necessary for some situations. A series of General Impact Noise tests may suffice, stance away in a dedicated building, perhaps a series of general impact tests may suffice, but we cannot guarantee acoustic performance to any set acoustic targets with how they may affect adjacent rooms, nor can we review any potential issues with Flanking Transmission.

The significant weight behind both of these activities may not be best treated with MuteMat® Gym 32, and may require something more robust - especially when in close proximity to other properties of both home and business. MuteBloc™ should also be used in conjunction to provide maximum acoustic protection.

When in the stages of a gym proposal, a Noise Impact Assessment will take into account all areas of activities and rest areas, as well as residential and commercial structures nearby, and how each will be affected. What you will find is that there are noise issues in abundance in both the activities and the general operation of a gym. With this there will be not only acoustic materials specified for floor coverings to reduce impact noise from a range of weight-based activities, but also how to treat flanking paths with concerning airborne noises and to the smaller details including the soundproofing or vibration control of air-conditioning units and use of metal structures.

Internal acoustics are also a concern, by which excessive reverberation found in abundance in rooms with hard surfaces lend to negative experiences of members not being able to fully engage with activities to where the instructors voice is lost. This issue is treated by the introduction of dedicated sound absorption panelling and hanging baffles to minimise the decay of sound in such rooms. Our sound absorption range is a series of designs, colours and sculptures to stand-out or fit in, and even match your Gym Brand.