MuteMat® 2 Concrete | Floor Soundproofing

Concrete floors that need extra attention for reducing impact noise, this system will reduce even the most stubborn of household or workplace noises. It is also very straight-forward to install.

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Our MuteMat® 2 Concrete system is our best performing acoustic solution for soundproofing concrete floors. It provides noise control for both homes and workplaces. This system reduces impact noise levels up to 30dB while offering you something slim with a strong performance against even the most intrusive sources of impact, including heavy foot traffic. MuteMat® 2 is compressible, while still dense, offering both airborne and impact reduction qualities. MuteMat® 2 is ideal for those looking to free themselves from even the most stubborn impact noises from heavy-footed residents to the dragging of furniture. 

 

 

  • High performing floor soundproofing system.
  • Loss of space approximately 10mm (plus any ply and floor finishes to be installed)
  • Up to 30dB reduction for impact (where a higher number is desired)
  • Compliant with Part E Building Regulations (England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland)
  • Be sure to check for 'Flanking Transmission' in adjacent surfaces as these can affect acoustic performance.

 

Combining essential soundproofing materials.

 

  • MuteMat® 2 - 6mm PE crosslinked foam (closed cell) that is consistent in structure (provides compression needed in timber builds to reduce impact)
  • MuteMat® 2 - features a layer of 7.5kg per m2 Mass Loaded Vinyl (a high mass for reducing airborne sound)

 

A Guide to Soundproofing a Floor

If you are new to soundproofing, or you are unsure which system to use for your needs, or any requirements, you can learn more thanks to our handy guide by clicking on the icon below. You can also pick up the phone to say 'hello' or leave us a message, and we will together find out how we can help you best - 01937 588 226!

 

 

Floor Finish Examples

  • Carpet may go straight over the top, and you will need to use Carpet Gripper Strips around the perimeter of the room to raise your gripper rod
  • Laminate and engineered oak will require a 6mm ply minimum to be bonded to the top to act as a stable base
  • LVT, vinyl, tiled and over fragile and thin flooring types would require a 9mm ply minimum bonded to the top to act as a stable base
     

How to Install

 

 

Alternatively, 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. 

 

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*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.

We endeavour to display the most up to date testing and to manage expectation as best as possible. Please do contact us to discuss your requirements.

 

Typical Performance Results*

Impact Ln,wImpact ΔLw
48dB30dB

 

Noise Reduction Guidance*

  • Reducing footfall such as footsteps from above.
  • Reducing other impact noises or the dragging of furniture.
  • Suitable for changing floor finish from a carpet to hard floor.
     

Compliance with Part E Building Regulations and Scottish Building Regulations

 

  • When installed under the correct guidance this system is compliant with the required acoustic values for  impact transmission featured in Part E Building Regulations; these are applicable across the UK, excluding Scotland (England, Wales, Northern Ireland) and the Republic of Ireland. We would advise conducting a Sound Test to survey any planned conversions in existing properties prior to concluding on an Acoustic System.
     
  • It also compliant with the required acoustic values for impact transmission featured in the Building Standards Technical Handbook 2017 for Scotland, we would advise conducting a Sound Test to survey any planned conversions in existing properties prior to concluding on an Acoustic System, Scottish Building Regulations contain higher targets than that of Part E, our Legal Requirements section has the required acoustic values.
     

  • For additional guidelines and requirements for non-residential buildings; for example: Gyms, Nightclubs and Industrial focused purposes, please do contact us so we can discuss your available options

Concrete structures harbour significant mass, and this mass means that there is the close proximity of molecules to where impact noise and structural borne vibration finds their way through - even with a high mass. We often find in flats and apartments that the footsteps or even dragging of furniture is one of the most pressing issues with neighbour complaints. Depending on yours and your neighbours' agreement - they may be willing to fit MuteMat® 2 to help vastly improve impact noise, even when they are looking to trade off with a hard floor finish from what was once carpet. We would expect a 19dB reduction in concrete structures with any floor finish over the top and you will need to make sure that all floor levels are abutted to a Perimeter Edging Strip around the perimeter of each room to prevent Flanking Transmission. 19dB as a reduction is slightly below a 75% reduction in terms of percentages across an average of frequencies - this will change depending on your structure.

From the high mass, we spoke about above, if there is significant airborne noise coming through then a high performing suspended mass system would need to be in place - MuteMat® 2 may only make in the best scenario - a 2/3dB improvement. Depending on the floor height restrictions MuteCradle™ could be placed to help gain separation to support mass, or out Batten Strips on new flooring. If these are not applicable a Ceiling Soundproofing System like our MuteClip® would need to be put in place to yield greater results for airborne.

In short, yes it is. Noise issues in concrete build for impact noise can be improved vastly with MuteMat® 2 - and improved even further when applied to our MuteCradle™ Systems - which is ideal for creating a void to run services through.

If the structure is existing and is going through a conversion proposal for multiple dwellings, we would recommend carrying out an acoustic test to survey the properties acoustic performance - it would help a great deal to look at what may be required as MuteMat® 2 in most applications would pass Part E Building Regulations, but as we mentioned with airborne noise above - a significant amount of suspended mass is required to yield increased results. For any concrete residences that are being proposed and have not yet been built, we can help create partition designs to estimate acoustic figures with your proposal and with the addition of MuteMat® 2 to see if anything, in addition, is required.

The only improvements yielded from soundproofing a portion of the room is under appliances that create a great deal of structural vibration, for example, washing machines, tumble dryers and dishwashers - we would suggest creating a small platform out of MuteMat® 2 to reduce vibration created by these. For anything else, impact noise will only be improved once stepping on the mat, even if the concerning room below finishes halfway through a room - this will flank from the untreated part completing negating the soundproofing in place.

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