Form Work Floating Floor
The Form Work 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.
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) or wet, where concrete or screed is poured onto a layer of ply sitting on the EAFM. 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 also be made up using a dry system such as pre cast paving slabs, as shown in 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.