Dry and Formwork Acoustic Floor Systems

When designing a floating floor system, there are many factors which decide the optimum design. The best performing systems are typically heavy and thick, using a concrete layer, such as those described in the jack up floating floors. However, sometimes this is undesirable, or not possible due to structural and building limitations.

If the existing floor lacks sufficient strength, it is not desirable to pour concrete, or costs need to be controlled, a lightweight floating floor is often the best choice. Very high levels of noise and vibration isolation can be achieved with a correctly designed system.

Rubber or spring isolators are used to support a floor made from layers of material. Layers are typically wooden boards, paving slabs or screed. Multiple layers, possibly including batons, are necessary to create a stiff floor and to introduce enough mass to correctly compress the isolator.

Rubber Dry and Formwork Floor Systems

Rubber is the correct choice when isolating against airborne noise sources, such as speech and music. Some applications would be recording studios, cinemas, or auditoria. All Mason U.K. isolators use virgin natural rubber of bridge-bearing quality. Natural rubber provides the best dynamic response of any known elastomer and the Mason formula provides excellent longevity, designed to exceed the life of the building.

Our rubber isolator product range can be seen at the bottom of the page; we have numerous options available to suit a wide range of projects.

EAFM LDS Rubber Dry Boarded Floating Floor

EAFM LDS Rubber Formwork Reinforced Concrete Floating Floor

Spring Dry and Formwork Floor Systems

Springs are required when the noise source has low frequencies, or there are impacts. Some applications such as gym floors, where people are running on treadmills, performing aerobics, dance floors or bowling alleys. Our spring system is compact, effective and can be supplied in an adjustable form to suit boards or batons. If the existing floor is not level, our adjustable system provides a quick, easy way to construct a perfectly flat floating floor with great isolation performance.

MFS Dry Boarded Floating Floor

MFS Coil Spring Formwork Reinforced Concrete Floating Floor

We can help with the design and specification to suit your project.

Please see an installation video for our MFS-AJ Lightweight Sprung Floating Floor system below:

Related Products

Dry and Formwork Rubber Floating Floor

The Dry Rubber Floating Floor system is the traditional method of creating a floating floor. Isolators are placed at regular intervals across the area and the floating floor built on top.

MFS-B 25mm Deflection Floor Spring Mount

Our MFS spring mounts are available with higher deflection 25mm springs (titled MFS-B). Utilising our 30-B series springs enables the mounts to achieve lower natural frequencies and therefore improve isolation performance from typical gym activities, compared to the standard MFS mounts.

MFS-AJ Adjustable Floor Spring

The MFS-AJ is a jack specially built for attachment to joists and its used as part of a lightweight acoustic floating floor system. The ability to adjust the height gives it an advantage over the standard MFS when placing jacks on floors that aren’t level.

MFS-AF Adjustable Floor Spring

The MFS-AF is an acoustic floating floor jack specifically built for lightweight floors. The ability to adjust the height gives it an advantage over the standard MFS when placing jacks on floors that aren’t level.

MFS Lightweight Floor Spring

It is often necessary to provide an wooden acoustic floating floor rather than the heavier concrete construction with wood topping. Cost or weight restrictions may be the factor.

Super W Pad

Super W pads feature unique waffle pockets which allow for greater deformation of the material, providing excellent isolation performance. Super W anti-vibration pads can be supplied in multiple configurations to suit most situations.