Dry and Formwork Rubber Floating Floor

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

Our most common system uses EAFM floor isolators. These are constructed from virgin natural rubber, a special low-dynamic stiffness formula used by Mason. They can be used to support a dry system, usually layers of board. Our most popular sizes are the 8823 and 7640 EAFM mounts which we keep ample stock of. Further sizes are available if required.

The floating floor construction can be made up using a dry system such as pre cast paving slabs, as shown in the above details and the pictures below. This is cost-effective and quick way to introduce mass into the system, which is of great benefit acoustically.

It is also important to consider the stiffness of the floating layer to ensure it is suitable for the needs of the end user; live loading can often be similar to, or exceed the dead weight of the floor.

Documents & Files

Additional installation photos of our Dry Rubber Floating Floors can be viewed here:

EAFM floating floor incorporating timber joists for increased air gap and improved floor stiffness:

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