Most of us have had neighbours, some of us have lived in condos or apartments, few of us have lived in a space with little to no noise disturbance from neighbouring spaces.
Typical complaints of those living in condos and apartments is that they can hear their neighbours moving furniture or even walking across the room above. It is even worse if they have people over or a pet constantly running around. Home is an oasis, a place where you should be able to relax or have gatherings without having to worry about your neighbours being disturbed. So how can floor isolation be achieved?
Regupol® America is the inventor of the best high performance acoustic floor underlayments which are engineered to reduce impact noise under a variety of resilient and hard surface floor coverings. The Sonus™ series of acoustic underlayments is designed to reduce the passage of impact transmission caused by people walking or moving furniture – resulting in quieter living spaces. These acoustic underlayments can be used whether it is new construction or a renovation project.
Regupol® Sonus™ acoustic floor underlayment is ideal for hard surface floors such as ceramic tiles, stone, hardwood flooring and even carpet and carpet tiles. It is available in 2mm, 3mm, 5mm, 6mm, 10mm, 12mm, and 15mm thicknesses. The IIC ranges from 50 to 74 depending on the floor/ceiling assembly and floor covering.
Ceramic Tile Flooring Installation
- Plywood Subfloor
- Sonus 12mm
- Ceramic Tile
Regupol® Sonus™ LV
Regupol® Sonus™ LV acoustic floor underlayment is ideal for installations under vinyl flooring, carpet and carpet tile. It is available in thicknesses of 2mm and 3mm. This material is very popular in apartment/condo buildings due to its ability to achieve high performances while being very thin. The IIC ranges from 50 to 65 or more, depending on the floor/ceilings assembly and floor covering.
Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring Installation
- Concrete Subfloor
- Sonus LV 3mm
- Luxury Vinyl Tile/Plank
Regupol® SonusWave™ acoustic floor underlayment was specially engineered to be installed under lightweight concrete or topping, as well as plywood raft systems. This unique product is available in 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 17mm, and 25mm thicknesses. When installing the Sonus Wave with hardwood the 6mm or 8mm thicknesses should be used to avoid a floating sensation. The Delta IIC improvement ranges from 18 to 26 decibels depending on floor/ceiling assembly and floor covering.
- Concrete Subfloor
- Sonuswave 6mm
- Lightweight Concrete
The Regupol® Sonus™ series is not only a high performance material but it is easily installed, resilient and durable, and delivers peace and quiet in a variety of spaces. Acoustic underlayments are commonly used in apartments, condominiums, college dormitories, classrooms, schools, and hospitals where impact noise reduction is essential to create a comfortable space.
Selecting the proper underlayment can be complex as there are a variety of factors to consider, including: floor and ceiling assembly, floor covering, and any acoustic requirements that need to be met. Whether you are a homeowner, architect, contractor or developer ARCACOUSTICS is at your disposal to guide you through the options available that are best suited for the application in which the material is being used. We encourage you to contact us to discuss your acoustic project.
ARCACOUSTICS is the exclusive sales representative of Regupol® Acoustics in Eastern Canada (NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, QC).