MuteMat® 3 Pro | Floor Soundproofing

Combining our Tecsound, MuteMat™ 3 and our dense floorboarding, you will be tackling even the most stubborn of airborne and impact noises. More floor finish information on the System.

  • Airborne: Up to 58dB
  • Impact: Down to 44dB
  • £££££
  • 42mm
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Our MuteMat® 3 Pro system is our highest performing solution for soundproofing timber floors from our MuteMat® 3 options, one that covers a vast range of requirements. This system seeks to improve both airborne and impact noise issues while offering you something with a complete performance against even the most intrusive noises. MuteMat® 3 is compressible, while still dense, and combines alongside a full system that also includes Versafloor® 18mm, a cement particle board, mostly a dense mix of concrete and chipboard provides a rigid and heavy board, both creating an effective 'barrier' against airborne noise. Tecsound is also part of our 'Pro' systems, a visco-elastic material that reduces vibration and breaks down sound energy by turning it into heat. There is also Acoustic Mineral Wool to fit between the joists, at no less than 45kg per m3, and use of Isolation Strips to produce a floating floor. It is all these materials combined that make it ideal for those looking to achieve the best soundproofing for your floor, one that reduces overhearing of a clear conversation, brings down levels of footsteps to background noise levels and even the use of HIFI audio devices that generate low-frequencies. 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. We recommend this system for both homes and workplaces.

 

 

  • High acoustic performance in timber structures.
  • System thickness from joist 42mm (this includes an 18mm floorboard and 8mm Isolation Strip.
  • Up to 58dB for airborne (where a higher number is desired)* (details are available on the 'System Performance' tab above).
  • Down to 44dB for impact (where a lower number is desired)* (details are available on the 'System Performance' tab above).
  • Compliant with Part E Building Regulations (England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland). (details are available on the 'System Performance' tab above).
  • Be sure to check for 'Flanking Transmission' in adjacent surfaces as these can affect acoustic performance.

 

Combining essential soundproofing materials.

 

  • MuteMat® 3 - 6mm PE crosslinked foam (closed cell) that is consistent in structure (provides compression needed in timber builds to reduce impact)
  • MuteMat® 3 - two densities of Mass Loaded Vinyl (a high mass for reducing airborne sound)
  • Versafloor® 18mman incredibly dense, tongue-and-groove cement particle board (greater mass than ply or standard chipboard to reduce airborne noise).
  • Tecsound - a visco-elastic barrier to help reduce vibration and improve the reduction of airborne noise.
  • Acoustic Mineral Wool 45kg or 60kg per m3 - (essential for reducing resonance between joists, and to minimise sound 'flanking' into other rooms)
  • Isolation Strip P8 - is a deviated, rubbed crumber material to separate from joists (to achieve the best performance against impact and low-frequency 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 for 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

  • The 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

  • Acoustic Mineral Wool fitted between joists in which it's depth dictates thickness needed, you will want to leave at least a 10mm air gap - DO NOT COMPRESS
  • Isolation Strips self-adhered to top of joists, make sure these are as dust free as possible
  • Tongue-and-groove Versafloor® subfloor installed providing an airtight seal.
  • 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
  • Install Tecsound SY70 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® 3 installed over top opposite direction from joins of SY70, taping together 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.

 

Contact us | 01937 588 226

 

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.

Noise Reduction Guidance*

  • Clear conversation overheard
  • Reducing noise from television and music
  • Heavy foot traffic and footfall

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 airborne and 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 before concluding on an Acoustic System.
     
  • In regards to the Scottish Building Regulations Building Standards Technical Handbook 2017 for Scotland, we would advise conducting a Sound Test to survey any planned conversions in existing properties before 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.