MuteMat® 2 Plus Concrete | Floor Soundproofing

A system for intrusive impact noise, this will help reduce even the most problematic of situations from above. It combines our MuteMat™ 2 with Tecsound for additional protection. Easy to install.

  • Impact: Down to 48dB
  • £££
  • 14mm
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Our MuteMat® 2 Plus 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 and is combined in a full system alongside Tecsound, a visco-elastic material that reduces vibration and breaks down sound energy by turning it into heat. It is these two materials combined that make it ideal for those looking to free yourself from even the most stubborn impact noises from heavy-footed workers to the dragging of furniture. 

 

 

  • High performing floor soundproofing system.
  • Loss of space approximately 14mm (plus any ply and floor finishes to be installed)
  • Down to 48dB for impact (where a lower 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)
  • Tecsound - a visco-elastic barrier to help reduce vibration and improve the reduction of airborne noise.

 

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

  • Perimeter detail installed, dependent on your floor finish above this may either be Perimeter Flanking Band for hard finishes or Carpet Gripper Strip for woven carpeted finishes.
  • Tecsound SY70 installed throughout with self-adhesive backing, this can be loose laid but use self-adhesive backing around edges to help provide an airtight seal, taping together joins.
  • MuteMat® 2 installed over the top in the opposite direction from joins of SY70, tape together all joins.
     

 

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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All of our systems 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.

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*

  • Muffled Conversation
  • Background television and radio noise
  • Regular to heavy foot traffic


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

With the significant amount of mass that concrete harbours lends to bad sound insulation against impact noise - this is because as one solid mass to where molecules are in very close proximity - impact noise transfers through with ease. A common issues with concrete is that the impact is exactly the primary issue with footsteps, dragging of furniture and dropping of objects being quite invasive. Depending on the neighbour’s above agreement, or yours - depending where the noise issues is originated, they may be willing to fit the MuteMat® 2 to help reduce the noise issues once and for all. 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, and this will be the same for any floor replacements to a hard finish from above.

The high mass that concrete contains comes in the majority of cases, a drastic reduction of airborne noise, however some concrete constructions are subject to airborne noise issues, in which MuteMat® 2 Plus will help to reduce by approximately 2-5dB - so a suspended mass system on either the floor with MuteCradle™ or Batten Strip with new timber battens, or a ceiling soundproofing solution like our MuteClip® options to yield improved acoustic results.

Impact noise issues are just as abundant in offices than they are in homes, especially with concrete constructions. MuteMat® 2 Plus helps to improve structural borne vibration with the combination of both MuteMat® 2 and Tecsound.

With any current concrete structures that require Part E Building Regulations for the conversion to multiple dwellings, we recommened to carry out an acoustic test to survey the current acoustic performance of the structure - it helps to give us an idea of what is required to assist in passing both airborne and impact insulation values - some concrete structures may require further ceiling suspension to help with airborne reduction or to prevent any significant structural borne vibration. 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.

Tecsound helps to provide additional vibration control and additional mass per m2 that could help to assist with patching up any cracks found in the concrete to reduce airborne leakage. It helps to improve the impact performance primarily in this instance of applying in a concrete construction.

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 half way 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 overboarding, 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 wood of laminate or engineered 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.