September 11, 2017
Does a heating floor system can be soundproofed?
People who have installed a heating floor system in a room in their home or condo would no longer live without it. Often installed with ceramic tiles, this type of heating system is comfortable for the feet and offers an electricity saving. But what about the propagation of impact noise for those who live in the units below? The solution is to soundproof the heating floor system with an acoustic membrane or a floor underlayment specially designed to provide peace of mind to the occupants.
Impact noises are caused by an object that comes into direct contact with the flooring: an object falling to the ground, a person walking with high heels, running children, etc. With an electric heating floor system, the heating cables are often installed on a concrete slab or a concrete topping. As the concrete is cold, the heating cables lose some of their effectiveness in trying to heat the concrete slab or the concrete topping. The installation of a subfloor underlayment (or acoustic membrane) blocks the cold from the concrete slab, reflects heat directly to the flooring and reduces the vibration. Therefore, it increases the performance of heating floor systems and reduces impact noises. Several methods of installation are possible, refer to our installation guide.
AcoustiTECH specializes in acoustic solutions and offers the most effective solutions available for mitigating sound in multi-storey residential projects. Our partnership with Soprema & Fermacell allows us to expand our portfolio with efficient and diversified acoustic solutions. Our approach to sound-insulation is quite different than most as we ask questions about the nature of your building, your acoustic need or requirement and finally your budget. Once we have a better understanding of the big picture we simply provide "acoustical recipes" (options) which can allow you to save money, improve the sound quality of your building and/or even change the way you build. We back this up with a team of acoustic experts whom will help you reach your goals and rest easy regarding sound issues in your building. We are the reference when it comes to sound insulation of multi-storey buildings
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