Soundproofing a Floor
FloorFighter is a floor sound barrier underlayment made from recycled rubber tires used in soundproofing floors. It is designed to layer beneath a finished flooring surface to help combat foot noise from bleeding down through a common floor/ceiling assembly system to the adjoining space below. FloorFighter simply free floats beneath your flooring surface and deadens foot noise and other sound sources from passing through your flooring surface.
Questions? Call 1-800-638-9355
Combating Foot Noise
FloorFighter will ship in 4′ x 25′ rolls directly to your project site. Simply roll the material out like a carpet pad, and place your flooring surface over it. Be sure to advise NetWell as to the finished flooring surface you will be installing over the FloorFighter. We have two versions of FloorFlighter (Rubber & Vinyl). The Vinyl version must be used with LVT/LVP flooring to prevent plasticizer migration between the flooring & underlayment. FloorFighter Vinyl is 3mm thick and comes in 39″ x 65′-6″ rolls.
Note if your project is using nail-down hardwood flooring, it is recommended that you nail straight into a wooden substrate (1/2″ plywood) which is floated over the top of the FloorFighter soundproofing floor barrier – this is known as the raft method.Install Guidelines
FloorFighter Rubber (FF-R) is sold in 4’ x 25’ rolls (100 sq. ft per roll).
FloorFighter Vinly (FF-V) is sold in 39″ x 65′-6″ rolls (213 sq. ft. per roll).
The standard treatment for more residential or commercial projects is the 3mm (vinyl)/6 mm (rubber) thickness. For more aggressive industrial applications, you may opt for the 12 mm thickness (only available in rubber). Pricing is based on order quantity. Orders can be placed by phone at 1-800-638-9355
If your starting point is a finished flooring surface upstairs, and you do not have the ability to layer the FloorFighter beneath your surface, you could opt instead to treat the ceiling down below with our dB-Bloc layering system. This would include anchoring a layer of dB-Bloc flush to your finished ceiling, then install a channel system and a new layer of 5/8” drywall.
Questions? Call 1-800-638-9355See Ceiling Soundproofing See dB-Bloc
Sound Values Reached
FloorFighter combats common floor/ceiling assembly noise, most notably the foot noise traffic from upstairs traveling to your room down below. The floor sound barrier material is available in 6mm (about 1/4″) thick or 12 mm (about 1/2″) thick. The 12mm option is primarily used for marble flooring, while the 6mm option is the ideal choice for most any commercial/residential flooring project with laminate, carpet, or hardwood flooring. For LVT/LVP flooring, FloorFighter Vinyl must be used to prevent plasticizer migration between the flooring and underlayment. FloorFighter vinyl is only 3mm thick yet has the same acoustical rating as the standard 6mm thick FloorFighter. IIC test results produced a luxury grade rating of 57.See 6 mm Spec See 12 mm Spec
FloorFighter will ship to your job site in 4’x25’ rolls. Each roll will weigh 100 pounds for the 6 mm thick version, or 200 pounds for the 12 mm version. Care should be given in anticipation of the delivery on handling the rolls. Average turn around time to deliver is 7-10 days upon order. For questions related to your floor soundproofing treatment, contact our help desk at 1-800-638-9355.Shipping/Receiving Terms & Conditions
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Before You Get Started…
NetWell prides itself on being a teaching website. Yes, our goal is to help you solve your noise issues, but just as important is to help you understand how to do it, and do so cost effectively. The support tools below are built for you to help you better understand the art of sound control. We look forward to working with you, and delivering back a more user-friendly space.