Vibration control is the process of interrupting the physical transmission of sound through an object. This may be done through mechanical means, using various damping compounds, or inserting vibration absorbing rubber and neoprene between construction assemblies or machinery parts.
Floor underlayments are installed underneath finished floor systems to reduce impact noise, footfall and the physical transmission of sound. Acoustic floor underlayments help structurally isolate the top finish layer from the rest of the components. These types of assemblies are commonly known as a ‘floating floor.’ This essentially ‘short circuits’ the sound and breaks the connection between materials in the completed assembly. Our Iso-Step® Floor Underlayment is manufactured from recycled rubber and may be used in a wide range of flooring assemblies. Rubber is a resilient material that absorbs and disperses impact energy very well. For use in gypcrete and other concrete flooring applications, the Acousti-Mat® Floor Underlayment is the popular choice. The mesh mat creates an airspace with minimal surface contact to the underlying subfloor. Both of these materials are installed under flooring finishes to generate a higher IIC (Impact Insulation Class) rating for a construction assembly.
Iso-Step® Floor Underlayment
Iso-Step® Perimeter Strip
Acousti-Mat® Floor Underlayment
Acousti-Mat® Perimeter Isolation Strip (2.5" x 110' Roll)
Manufacturing lines, conveyors, bins, chutes, hoppers or other types of metal panels require vibration control by damping. Lightweight metal parts or housings are subject to sympathetic vibrations or ringing. This generates noise that is either irritating or may not pass safety or noise regulations. Antivibe® DL-10 Metal Damping Compound applies direct to the metal ringing surface either by spraying or troweling the compound. If you want a completely DIY material, our VibStop Vibration Damping Sheet is a self-sticking rubber sheet that is simply ‘Peel-and-Stick’.