High performance acoustic underlays ideal for a wide range of floor finishes

 

Posted on: 17th September, 2018, by CCF


Thermal Economics provide a range of acoustic underlays, allowing a choice of product to suit the projects specific needs. All of these underlays are thin, dense and robust resilient layers that are easy to install. They provide excellent impact sound reduction with minimal compression, making them ideal for use directly below most types of floor finish and they can even be used beneath non-loadbearing partitions. Isorubber products are tested by independent bodies such as the British Carpet Technical Centre, SATRA and CERAM for compatibility with floor finishes. These products provide the additional advantage of acting as a de-coupling layer between sub-floor and the floor finish allowing for evenly distributed contraction and expansion movement.


Below are some of our most popular underlays stocked with CCF. These are designed meet building regulations (Part E compliance) and include Robust Detail compliant solutions along with solutions for pre-completion testing. They are competitively priced and, as they are made from recycled waste rubber and sustainably sourced cork, are environmentally sustainable products.


Isorubber Top
 

 

Application: High performance, plasticizer free, acoustic mat for all types of floor finish

 

Benefits:

 

- Suitable for use with all types of floor finish including under floor heating

- Exceeds the Approved Document Part E 17dB reduction requirement for soft coverings

- Independently tested by CERAM, SATRA and the British Carpet Technical Centre

- The main acoustic component of Robust Details E-FC-9 and E-FC-10

- Simple installation

- Continues to perform for the lifetime of the building


Isorubber Top is an acoustic isolation and vibration reduction mat that provides a fixed resilient layer for floor construction. It is primarily used in concrete floor systems to achieve Approved Document Part E compliance, but can also be used in general sound proofing applications. It is also the main acoustic component of the Robust Detail E-FC-9 and E-FC-10 constructions

 

The Isorubber Top is usually used with an acoustic or metal frame ceiling treatment in precast plank, in-situ concrete, steel composite and beam & block floors and is suitable for new-build and refurbishment applications. Isorubber Top is just 3mm thick and is adhered to the floor surface using Isobond Adhesive. These constructions can also be pre-completion tested to achieve Code for sustainable Homes or BREEAM Multiresidential credits.

 

System components

Don’t forget (ancillary products required for installation):

 

- Isobond

- Isosonic ceiling strip

- Isosonic hanger type C

 

 

 

Acoustic insulation: Isorubber Contract

 

 

Application: Cost effective acoustic mat primarily used in concrete floor systems. Compliance can be achieved with all masonry external flanking wall constructions

 

Benefits:

 

- Only 3mm thick.

- Exceeds the Approved Document Part E 17dB reduction requirement for soft coverings

- Continues to perform for the lifetime of the building.

- Suitable for use with under floor heating.

- Simple installation

 

Isorubber Contract is an acoustic isolation and vibration reduction mat that provides a fixed resilient layer for floor construction. It is primarily used in concrete floor systems to achieve Approved Document Part E compliance but can also be used in general sound proofing applications.

Isorubber Contract is a 3mm thick acoustic insulation that is adhered to a floor surface, absorbing impact sound and vibration at source. It is an incredibly durable acoustic underlay with a density of approximately 640Kg/m3. Isorubber Contract provides an extremely cost effective method of achieving Approved Document Part E compliance when carrying out pre-completion testing.
 

Mineral wool can be included in the ceiling void to improve test results, this is recommended in beam & block constructions, as they have a lower mass than pre-cast plank and in-situ concrete floors.

 

System components

Don’t forget (ancillary products required for installation):

- Isobond

- Isosonic Ceiling Strip

- Isosonic Hanger Type C