If you have ever lived below a loud walker, an aspiring musician, or a loud talker, you understand the importance of acoustic floor insulation firsthand.
Acoustic floor insulation is used on floors to reduce the noise transfer from above and below, to keep both the upstairs and downstairs tranquil and quiet.
This article discusses the importance of using acoustic floor insulation, the benefits of reducing noise transmission, and the best options for acoustic floor insulation.
Importance of Acoustic Floor Insulation
If you’ve ever had to listen to an upstairs neighbor’s vocal rendition of “My Heart Will Go On” one hundred times in a row or tolerate your downstairs neighbor watching “Transformers” at maximum volume, you can appreciate the importance of acoustic floor insulation.
However, there are more subtle reasons to use acoustic floor insulation. The sound of a shower running or toilet flushing, the noise of breakfast being cooked downstairs; acoustic floor insulation keeps all of these noises isolated to the areas where they belong.
Benefits of Reducing Noise Transmission
Using acoustic floor insulation to reduce noise transmission can have several benefits, including:
Reducing noise transmission allows you to sleep longer and more deeply by eliminating noise from surrounding rooms and mechanical noises commonly found in most homes.
With acoustic floor insulation, you can say goodbye to the days of background noise in online meetings, kitchen noise while working on a project, or distracting chatter from another room while you’re on an important call.
You, your family, and your guests can be more comfortable knowing that your phone conversations cannot be heard from downstairs, and your private bathroom time will remain private.
Best Options for Acoustic Floor Insulation
There are various options for acoustic floor insulation, including mass-loaded vinyl, soundproofing mats, green glue, and acoustic underlayment.
Mass-loaded vinyl is a thick, rubbery vinyl product that comes on a roll, and it can be cut to size to fit your needs. Mass-loaded vinyl is often used on walls and can be seen in recording studios, and it is an acceptable form of acoustic floor insulation.
Soundproofing mats are often used for walls and ceilings, but are not best suited for acoustic floor insulation.
Soundproofing mats are typically manufactured with an egg carton texture and come in a variety of shapes, but are most often square or rectangular.
Soundproofing mats are available in foam and rubber.
Green Glue is a popular product used for noise reduction; however, it is not best suited as acoustic floor insulation.
Green Glue is a viscoelastic noise-dampening product that is applied between two layers of drywall to help dissipate sound vibrations between walls.
Acoustic underlayment, like the Warmup Ultralight™ 4-in-1 insulation board, is the best possible product for acoustic floor insulation.
Ultralight™ insulation boards are not only rated for their acoustic performance by Intertek Building & Construction; they also increase the efficiency of radiant floor heating, spread radiant heat throughout the floor, and act as a decoupling layer when installing tile.
Warmup Ultralight™ Insulation Boards are easy to cut and install, which makes application a breeze for seasoned professionals and motivated DIYers alike.
Pairing Acoustic Concerns with Floor Underlayment for Radiant Heat System
Pairing Warmup Ultralight™ Insulation boards with an electric radiant floor heating system can create 50% more even heating with 30% faster heat-up times. This radical increase in efficiency can result in achieving the same comfort temperature with 12% less energy use, saving you $1 per square foot each year.
Utilizing Ultralight™ Insulation Boards as acoustic floor insulation and a decoupling layer beneath your tile will not result in any extra buildup in your floor.
By pairing Warmup Ultralight™ Insulation Boards, you can experience superior energy efficiency and unparalleled tile installation quality on top of industry-leading acoustic insulation.
Install the Best Acoustic Floor Insulation for Radiant Heating with Warmup
For over 29 years, Warmup has been manufacturing innovative products designed to provide uncompromising warmth with lower energy consumption.
By pairing one of Warmup’s cutting-edge electric radiant floor heating systems with their visionary Ultralight™ Insulation Boards and the cutting-edge 6iE Smart WiFi Thermostat, you can experience unparalleled comfort and efficiency.
Utilizing revolutionary features like SmartGeo technology and Advanced Early Start functionality, the 6iE Smart WiFi Thermostat intuitively lowers your heat while you’re away and turns it back up when you’re headed home. The 6iE Smart WiFi Thermostat also intelligently utilizes local weather forecasts to increase or decrease heat at precisely the right moment to achieve maximum comfort with minimal energy use.
By combining the smart technology of the 6iE Smart WiFi Thermostat, and the extreme performance of the Ultralight™ Insulation Boards, you can save over 25% on your energy bills while keeping you and your family comfortable and cozy.
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