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Floor Soundproofing Solutions

Thinking about Soundproofing your Floor?

Soundproofing a floor can be a confusing project for many people. Plenty of companies offer cheap 'soundproof' matting or 'soundproof' underlay which may help with your impact sound travelling down, but won’t stop the airborne sound you hear coming up from downstairs.

If you wish to soundproof a floor properly then the acoustic underlay or matting you choose needs to be properly acoustically assessed. We always recommend acoustic insulation between the floors if possible, this is where you will eliminate the most airborne noise.

Choosing the Right Type of Soundproofing for you

Project Objective

When it comes to soundproofing your floor for noise, it is important to establish what you are trying to achieve. Are you trying to stop noise from below reaching you, or are you trying to eradicate your impact noise passing down to your neighbours? In practice, most people are aiming at stopping the sounds from below traveling upwards.

Airborne Sound

Many products on the market boast great soundproofing credentials (particularly rubber mat or underlay solutions) but the figures quoted are almost always referring to a reduction in impact sound and are of very little use in identifying how much airborne sound is being reduced, which is often the source of the noise problem.

Your Approach

The approach you take to soundproof your floor will be driven by two factors; firstly if you are prepared to lift floorboards, and secondly, how much floor height gain you can afford. Floor soundproofing solutions broadly fall into two categories: below the floor access, and above the floor access, with each offering unique advantages.

Our Floor Solutions:

SBX Floor Solution

SBX Floor Solution


Fitting above the floor boards, this slim, very effective system combats both impact and airborne sound. This solution is ideal for those looking for simple soundproofing that doesn’t take up to much space and is easy to install.


This system delivers a good level of airborne soundproofing performance through use of award-winning German engineered silica filled panels.

17 dB - 27 dB Typical Airborne Improvement

19 dB - 24 dB Typical Impact Improvement


With a relatively slim floor depth gain, this solution is ideal for those with limited space.


Although the most effective product on the market at stopping rising airborne sound from below, the SBX floor system comes at a reasonable cost starting at £460 per 5m x 2m, plus VAT and delivery.


SBx Boards are very simple to install with the boards simply being laid butted together on the floor beneath a carpet, tiles, floating floor or laminate. We recommend a Casual level DIYer undertake this task.


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Absorbalay High Impact Solution

Absorbalay High Impact Solution


Introducing a springy layer to the floor is key to reducing your impact sound, and the Absorbalay premium rubber mat with its dense foam core is the ideal product. Additionally, the mat can be installed by someone with casual level DIY skills that is confident in measuring and cutting the mats, and relaying your chosen floor.


This system is a highly effective impact sound reducer that can be overlaid with hard floors. Furthermore its high mass combats airborne sound transfer through the us.

7 dB - 20 dB Typical Airborne Improvement

32 dB - 35 dB Typical Impact Improvement


This is another solution that is ideal for those with limited space as it has relatively slim floor depth gain.


Absorbalay is a premium product that is a highly effective impact sound reducer but comes at a reasonable cost starting at £380 per 5m x 2m, plus VAT and delivery.


Absorbalay is very simple to install with the mats simply being laid butted together on the floor beneath a carpet, tiles, floating floor or laminate. We recommend a Casual level DIYer undertake this task.


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Acoustic Underlay Solution

Acoustic Underlay Solution


A range of specialist acoustic mats offering great impact protection, whatever your floor type. With various thicknesses available, this acoustic underlay can be installed by casual DIY skills that is confident in measuring and cutting the underlay, and relaying your chosen floor.


Our underlay range includes products for laminate, engineered wood, LVT, ceramic tile, and of course carpet and lino, with each offering differing levels of performance. To improve airborne sound, we recommend you combine this with Tecsound 70 acoustic membrane.

3 dB - 13 dB Typical Airborne Improvement

18 dB - 26 dB Typical Impact Improvement


We have underlays of varying thicknesses to meet all requirements, from slim line ranges for those with limited space to thick high performance products.


Underlay costs start at just £80 per 5m x 2m, plus VAT and delivery. Higher performance underaly do cost more so check out the range to find the right one for you.


Another very simple product to install with the underlay simply being laid butted together on the floor beneath a carpet, tiles, floating floor or laminate. We recommend a Casual level DIYer undertake this task.


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Floating Floor Solution

Floating Floor Solution


For those looking for high performance soundproofing, we offer acoustic overlay floating-systems for timber or concrete floors from both Monarfloor and Hush Acoustics. Easily installed by a competent DIYer, with options to decide the overall depth gain and performance levels, along with adding a layer of acoustic insulation.


This fast, easy and effective floor soundproofing can be laid on top of existing floor to deliver good performance levels. The floating floor is a composite tongue and groove system consisting of a layer foam bonded to moisture resistant MDF.


A slim fitting acoustic overlay system for timber or concrete floors designed for projects where the increase in floor level has to be kept to a minimum.


Cost start around £250 per 5m x 2m, plus VAT and delivery, for our standard floating floor. Upgrade options are available to increase performance at additional costs.


The floating floor systems are a composite tongue and groove system so can be easily installed by a competent DIYer. We recommend a Casual level DIYer undertake this task.


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Below Floor Soundproofing Solution

Below Floor Soundproofing Solution


Ideal for those looking for high performance soundproofing without loosing any space. The solution can be tailored to meet the desired soundproofing performance through thicker membranes and the addition of acoustic Planc plasterboards. This solution will need to be installed by someone with expert level DIY skills, or a professional.


Combining acoustic mineral wool, high density plasterboards, acoustic mastic and Tecsound acoustic membrane, this solution offers comprehensive protection.

13 dB - 19 dB Typical Airborne Improvement

3 dB Typical Impact Improvement


As all the soundproofing is situated below the floor, this solution takes up no space in the room itself. The ideal solution for those who really have no space to loose.


This economic and effective underfloor soundproofing solutions delivers triple protection against sound rising from below at the reasonable costs starting at £285 per 5m x 2m, plus VAT and delivery.


The soundproofing itself is quite straightforward to install, however, we recommend the job be undertaken by a Expert level DIYer. Gaining access to install soundproofing underfloors can be difficult so it may be worth considering a professional if you’re not an expert level DIYer. Any builder or joiner can also complete the installation.


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SIF Underfloor Hanger Solution

SIF Underfloor Hanger Solution


The only high performance soundproofing solution available for those who wish to float original floorboards. This slim-line solution utilises SIF hangers to create a floating floor system. This solution will need to be installed by someone with expert level DIY skills, or a professional.


Floor hangers are an excellent system for reducing floor impact and airborne sound while retaining original floorboards.

17 dB Typical Airborne Improvement

15 dB Typical Impact Improvement


This system allows the retention of the existing floor boards but with minimal 7mm raise in the height of the floor.


With costs starting at £510 per 5m x 2m, plus VAT and delivery, the system creates a floating floor and allows the customer to retain original floorboards.


The soundproofing itself is quite straightforward to install, however, we recommend the job be undertaken by a Expert level DIYer. Gaining access to install soundproofing underfloors can be difficult so it may be worth considering a professional if you’re not an expert level DIYer. Any builder or joiner can also complete the installation.


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Compare our Floor Soundproofing Solutions

Check out our comparison table to easily compare our solutions on performance, depth gain and installation, or our 'quick solutions guide' to understand which solution is best for your requirements.

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How do our Floor Soundproofing solutions work?

Soundproofing a floor can seem like a challenging project, but it can be made it easier by using the correct materials and techniques. Our floor soundproofing solutions include materials such as acoustic underlay, rubber matting, acoustic insulation, and floating floor systems to minimise sound transmission. 

These products tackle different types of noise and provide varying levels of soundproofing performance, therefore it is important that you ensure that you select the right product for your specific project. 

Some of our solutions, such as the SBx Floor or Underlays, are easy to install for any competent DIYer, however, our higher performance solutions, like the Below Floorboards or SIF Underfloor solutions, will need to be fitted by an expert or professional.

Furthermore, access to the underside of the floorboards will allow for the installation of additional soundproofing materials and acoustic membranes, resulting in a more comprehensive soundproofing solution.  The use of air-gaps, acoustic sealant, and heavy insulation can all help to further reduce sound transmission.

These materials are applied to the floor which then act as a barrier between the two rooms, blocking sound from passing through. 

All of our floor soundproofing solutions have a convenient calculator that works the exact requirements for your project. You simply enter your floor's measurements, choose any extra features, and the calculator will put together the soundproofing kit for you.

What are the Benefits of our Floor Soundproofing solutions?

Our floor soundproofing solutions offer a number advantages for both residential and commercial settings. 

Floor soundproofing can be extremely beneficial for people who live in apartment buildings or who often make louder noises as it reduces the amount of noise that travels through one floor level to another.

Soundproofing a building within a commercial setting improves the acoustics of the building and reduces noise pollution, enabling employees to work without distraction. 

Furthermore, soundproofing  prevents heat from escaping through the floorboards, which will help to lower energy costs.

Thanks to the range of options we have available, including the SBX Floor Panels, Absorbalay High Impact Solution, Acoustic Underlays, Floating Floor Solutions and Underfloor Hangers, our variety of soundproofing solutions and products can be tailored to fit any needs and budget. Each come with their own unique advantages and varying levels of performance.

Ultimately, floor soundproofing offers many benefits, making it an ideal choice for those looking to improve their home or business environments.

What to Consider when choosing a Floor Soundproofing solution?

It is essential to take into consideration a number of factors when selecting floor soundproofing, including soundproofing material, available space floor type, costs, installation and professional installation services. 

It's important to be aware of the type of floor you have in your house because different soundproofing materials and installation methods work differently depending on it.

It is also crucial to check that the soundproofing material is fireproof, water-resistant and durable. 

When selecting floor soundproofing, it is important to consider all of these aspects, as well as the cost and installation of the material. Professional installation services may also be available, and it is important to do your homework and consider all of these factors before making a decision.

Browse our Floor Soundproofing Product Ranges:

We offer a wide range of floor soundproofing products, providing solutions for a variety of acoustic needs, from acoustic floor panels and underlays to complex floating floor systems.

Not Sure where to begin?

How to Soundproof a Floor

How to Soundproof a Floor

Knowing how floor soundproofing works will help you select the right solution for your requirement and budget. Check out our 'how to soundproof a floor' guide to get insight on soundproofing floors.

From understanding the difference between impact and airborne noises, to working out if you need just above floor soundproofing, between the floor soundproofing, or a combination. 

It’s advised that homeowners wishing to create a tranquil atmosphere read our guide before making any decisions. With step-by-step instructions and helpful tips, it will give you the knowledge to confidently tackle your noise issues.

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