Acoustic floating floors are primarily designed to reduce impact sound within a floor system. This floor type gets its name from the fact that there are mechanical fixings between the floor and the property’s structure, making it ‘float’. The quality of the resilient layer to the underside of the products dictates the level of impact reduction, the resilient layer should act as a spring pushing back against footfall.
Floating floors can also help reduce some airborne sound by providing a good airtight seal for the floor system and also increasing the mass of the overall system. The deeper the floating floors, such as the Cradle floating floors and Batten flooring floors provide enhances airborne sound reduction. If a slimmer system is required to improve both airborne and impact sound, Cellecta Screedboard 28 is a cement particle board with a good quality resilient layer. The high mass board provides additional mass in the floor system increasing the airborne sound reduction.