Floating floors refer to installing an isolated floor from the framing or structure in order to reduce the resonant vibration energy within the wall or ceiling construction. By installing floating floors you are reducing structure borne or impact noise, such as footfalls, cupboards and doors shutting etc., that are being transmitted through a building’s structure. This type of floor soundproofing is referred to as STC (Sound Transmission Classifications) and IIC Ratings (Impact Isolation Ratings).
Finding effective methods of noise control is an ongoing concern in many manufacturing and industrial settings. This is because excessive noise levels and environmental vibrations can have negative long-term consequences for both human beings and sensitive equipment.
Foot Fall Underlayment and the flooring material to be installed must acclimatize, in their sealed packaging, in the room where they are installed for at least 48 hours, at a temperature of at least 65° F. Before starting your installation of Foot Fall, make sure the sub floor is permanently dry and free of dirt, dust, grease, and other foreign matter. Trapped moisture may cause wood to rot. Foot Fall may be glued down to sub floor, though not required. If an adhesive is to be used, we recommend CX-941 polyurethane adhesive. A V-notched trowel and 50-100 lb. carpet roller will be required.