When it comes to acoustic protection, the base layer can also act as a moisture barrier and thermal insulator. Each board is 100% waterproof and the vinyl sheets are completely impervious to water, so there is no need to worry about water damage when mopping the floor or spilling a drink. Suitable for use on concrete and wooden subfloors, the short answer is YES, soundproofing is like waterproofing and is only as good as the weakest point. Well, sound can travel through very small holes).
If you soundproofed just part of the floor, you'd be wasting your money. Linoroll is a recycled elastic rubber base used underneath linen or vinyl to help absorb impact noise. Designed for use with our thin slotted and grooved MDF floor between the base layer and the floor covering, to provide stability. The Visch Vinyl-S acoustic base for LVT floors is an excellent acoustic base and also offers other advantages for your vinyl floors.
The base layer has a thickness of 1.3 mm and can be used with LVT floors with a floating closure system. In addition, it provides protection against joint breakage and, at the same time, isolates impact sound up to 20 dB. It also compensates for any irregularities of up to 0.5 mm and ensures exceptional comfort when stepping. Due to its low water absorption (0.1%), the GenieMat RST is an innovative acoustic coating designed to provide superior sound control in multi-family homes, skyscrapers and commercial buildings. If the vinyl is already in place, you can pull it upwards to apply the vinyl base to the floor or simply place a carpet on it.
After placing the subfloor over the subfloor, it's time to install the new vinyl floor. The different layers of soundproofing mass, together with an impact-absorbing layer, are intelligently combined in an easy-to-install product that considerably improves the soundproofing capabilities of wooden floors. This product comes in three different thicknesses for different soundproofing needs (low, medium or heavy) and can even be waterproofed. If there is no soundproofing, it will be reduced by 100%. However, if soundproofing is installed, the noisy noise from neighbors will be dramatically reduced.
Floor soundproofing can also block airborne noise traveling from the bottom to the upper room or from the upper room to the lower room. My experience calling Soundstop for general help with soundproofing and specific help with their products has been a unique experience. The acoustic base is designed for resin floors to help reduce the vertical transmission of noise between floor levels. In addition to soundproofing, the rubber underlayer also contributes to insulation, as it helps to keep floors warm, especially during the winter months. With all these advantages, it's no wonder that the GenieMat RST is rapidly becoming the acoustic coating of choice for both professional contractors and homeowners. If you are installing a new carpet on an old vinyl floor, place the subfloor over the existing floor.
The base rubber layer is formed by a soft layer of rubber that is installed between the subfloor and the floor material. In conclusion, soundproof underlay is indeed waterproof and provides excellent acoustic protection as well as insulation benefits. It's easy to install and comes in various thicknesses depending on your needs. With its low water absorption rate of 0.1%, GenieMat RST is an ideal choice for both professional contractors and homeowners looking for superior sound control.