About Your Noise
Most common floor/ceiling assembly systems are built with a single framing structure that separates upstairs from down, but connects the rooms structurally. As people walk, talk, work and thrive upstairs, their noise bleeds to the rooms down below via structure born vibrations, which passes energy through, and creates an unfriendly environment. Foot noise is often the biggest culprit, as people walk the floors upstairs, their noise easily seeps to the rooms below. This creates disturbance as privacy, comfort and protection are compromised. Wondering how to soundproof the floor? Quiet is just one call away. You need our floor soundproofing solution.
Step 1: Disconnection
The key to floor soundproofing in a residence is to first force the disconnection between upstairs and down. This is accomplished by either raising your flooring surface up above, or lowering your ceiling down below, so that at least one of the two surfaces is disconnected from the structure of your building. Think of it as snipping a string pulled tight between two coffee cans, forcing the collapse of the structure born vibration. We want the vibration of your noise to die inside your assembly, rather than transmit through.
Step 2: Density
The second half of your equation is to then line the common assembly with additional density. Density impedes vibration, much like placing the flat of your hand against a guitar string so that it cannot emit sound vibrations. Your goal is to line either your ceiling down below, or your flooring surface up above, with a dense membrane that can layer into your assembly. If you have access to your sub floor up above, your soundproofing treatment targets the installation of our popular floor under layment called FloorFighter.
And it just so happens, that by lining your flooring surface with FloorFighter, you will also be raising your finished flooring surface up off the floor, disconnecting its structural connection points to the room down below. With FloorFighter, we deliver both the density and the disconnection your common assembly requires.See FloorFighter
No Sub-Floor Access?
No problem. Soundproofing your floor starts with the determination as to whether you have access to your sub floor or not. If you are in a new build, a remodel, or have a finished flooring surface that you can temporarily remove, (rolling back carpet, lifting laminate flooring) then we proceed ahead with treating your floor up above for sound isolation, with FloorFighter, rather than your ceiling down below. But if your starting point is a finished flooring surface that you are unable to treat, your alternative is to layer dB-Bloc into your ceiling assembly down below, as we showcase is in our Ceiling section of this website.Treat Ceiling Instead 1-800-638-9355
FloorFighter is a ultra dense, ultra thin sound barrier membrane that layers beneath your finished flooring surface. The density of the product will impede the vibrations (guitar string) caused by foot traffic and other noise upstairs. The underlayment will also serve to lift your finished flooring surface up and away from the structure of your sub floor and disconnect your contact to the room down below (string/cans). By using FloorFighter to lift your flooring surface up and away from your structure, and adding the density of the membrane, you force the collapse of the vibration, and protect the room below from the noise up above.See FloorFighter
Why We Love FloorFighter
FloorFighter is a free floating membrane that will ship to your doorstep in 4’x25’ rolls. It measures just ¼” thick, but weighs 100 pounds per roll. The treatment is easy to install, and delivers back the comfort and quiet you are seeking.
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