Soundproofing Your Flooring at Residence

Whether or not you reside in an residence or a multi-level residence (or perhaps a single degree dwelling for that matter!), soundproofing is essential for creating a cushty residing setting. A lot of the soundproofing work occurs in the course of the set up and product choice phases nonetheless you may make some enhancements with out putting in new flooring in case you’re unable to make the larger adjustments. Listed below are a few of our ideas for acoustic management in your house.



Carpet is essentially the most profitable flooring product for minimising noise switch. The tender fibres, similar to material, take up sound at a a lot increased fee than onerous flooring and it’s no shock that locations like bars, cinemas, residence blocks, aeroplanes and different areas utilise carpet for this very motive (and its cosy consolation issue too!). For sounds that impression flooring, equivalent to chairs scraping, foot site visitors and gadgets being dropped- and decreasing reverberation, carpet (together with underlay, see beneath) is the best choice.


Zen Garden Green Tea Bedroom Carpet

Zen Backyard in ‘Inexperienced Tea’

High quality Underlay

Underlay is important underneath carpet for a lot of causes, equivalent to prolonging the lifetime of carpet, making it extra comfy to stroll on and thermal qualities. Acoustically, it additionally is useful, giving an added layer to the ground to soak up and management the motion of noise. In open-plan areas and multi-level residing, that is notably essential.

dunlop underlay flooring xtra

Envirotred Underlay


If carpet just isn’t a risk and also you want to management the acoustics in your house a rug is a good concept. They give the impression of being unbelievable, really feel fantastic underfoot and assist shield extra susceptible areas of onerous (or tender) flooring. A rug is a wonderful possibility for therefore many causes!


Evoke Rug in Silver

Evoke Rug in ‘Silver’

Exhausting Flooring Types

Fortunately with new know-how, there are a number of nice choices for decreasing sound whereas having fun with the advantages of onerous flooring. Some hybrid and vinyl flooring merchandise embody an acoustic underlay hooked up as a part of the board building, that means fewer set up worries or problem. There are additionally separate underlays for laminate, engineered boards and strong timber flooring. They assist to scale back noise but in addition add an efficient layer of moisture safety. Each dwelling is exclusive and asking a flooring professional which product will work finest for you ensures you’ve got a product you’ll love for years to return.


Korlock hybrid flooring swatch in washed butternut

Korlock Hybrid in ‘Washed Butternut’

Ornamental Particulars

The extra materials and softer supplies to counter onerous, chilly floor within the dwelling the higher when attempting to soak up extreme noise. As an ornamental device, additionally they deliver consolation, visible curiosity and are sensible too (throw rugs and cushions and many others.).  Curtains and materials that are heavier and plusher work notably properly.


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Winter Solstice in ‘Tribe’


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