Floor treatments and underlayments install below a finished floor to reduce footfall, impact noise and the transmission of airborne sound. Acoustic floor underlayments help to structurally isolate the top layer of the floor from the rest of the components. This essentially 'short circuits' the sound, keeping it from passing through the completed assembly.
These materials are used to build what is commonly referred to a 'floating floor'. Acoustic underlayments may be installed under many types of materials, including: engineered wood, hardwood, laminate, LVT (luxury vinyl tile), concrete, carpet and tile.
The Enkasonic Floor underlayment is manufactured using extruded nylon filament bonded to a non-woven fabric and is a popular choice for concrete and gypcrete flooring assemblies. The Iso-Step Floor underlayment is manufactured for recycled rubber may be used in a wide range of flooring assemblies. Both of these materials are installed under flooring finishes to generate a higher IIC (Impact Insulation Class) rating for a construction assembly.
Enkasonic® Floor Underlayment
Iso-Step® Floor Underlayment