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Floating Floor Solution

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Monarfloor and Hush Acoustics

Monarfloor and Hush Acoustics

- Slim fitting floor soundproofing solutions

- Fast, easy and effective floor soundproofing

- Laid on top of existing floor

- Online calculator will work out your exact requirements

- Expert advice on hand

Our Floating Floor Solutions:

Solution: Floor Depth Gain: Solution Airborne Performance:
Solution:Hush Panel 17 Floor Depth Gain:17mm Airborne Performance:57 dB
Solution:Hush Panel 17 + 100mm Acoustic Mineral Wool Floor Depth Gain:17mm Airborne Performance:59 dB
Solution:Hush Panel 28 Floor Depth Gain:28mm Airborne Performance:58 dB
Solution:Hush Panel 28 + 100mm Acoustic Mineral Wool Floor Depth Gain:28mm Airborne Performance:60 dB
Solution:Hush Panel 33 Floor Depth Gain:33mm Airborne Performance:55 dB
Solution:Hush Panel 33 + 100mm Acoustic Mineral Wool Floor Depth Gain:33mm Airborne Performance:57 dB
Solution:Hush Panel 37 Floor Depth Gain:37mm Airborne Performance:55 dB
Solution:Hush Panel 37 + 100mm Acoustic Mineral Wool Floor Depth Gain:37mm Airborne Performance:57 dB

Please note figures stated for total system are based on a a timber joist ceiling floor construction with 200mm joist. The figures are Lab figures and are Ctr corrected. So are not comparable to regulation E Systems. The improvement figures state improvement over a regular timber floor and plasterboard ceiling.

Industry Leading Soundproofing

Industry Leading Soundproofing

Both, Hush Acoustic's Hush Panel range and Icopal's Monarfloor range of floating floor products are excellent, "full systems" that gain significant sound insulation over the top of an existing floor, without losing too much space.

The two manufacturers produce identically performing products in each category; Monarfloor is more widely favoured by architects, whereas Hush is preferred by installers. Hush also offers the same performance at a lower price.

The three product types we offer are:

TYPE 1: Resilient Overlay Floating Floor system

Overlay system for use with existing timber floors where the timber deck remains. Can also be used on steel frame floors over a sub-floor of chipboard and plasterboard. 9mm chipboard with 8mm of acoustic foam.

Product Options:

TYPE 2: Resilient Overlay Platform Floor System

Overlay system for use with existing timber floors where the timber deck remains. Can also be used on steel frame floors over a sub-floor of chipboard and plasterboard. 18mm chipboard with 8mm of acoustic foam.

Product Options:

TYPE 3: Resilient Overlay Platform Direct to Joist Floor System

Reduces sound transmission through timber floors where the existing timber floor will be removed but access to work on the ceilings below is restricted. 22mm chipboard, 8mm of acoustic foam, and 5mm of foam rubber.

Product Options:

Full Hush & Monarfloor Range

We are also able to supply other products from the Hush and Monarfloor ranges upon request.

Please see our specific Hush delivery FAQ for full information on shipment of this product.

For more detailed installation instructions view the Hush Panels Instructions or the Monarfloor Instructions.

Not sure which one suits you best?

Our basic Hush Product Chooser will help you identify the best product for your requirements.

Looking for High Performance Soundproofing?

Hush Cem Panel 28

Hush Cem Panel 28

An extremely high-density cement particle floorboard developed to increase both airborne and impact acoustic performance in an existing lightweight construction. Ideal for when absolute top performance is required.

By adding high amounts of mass to a lightweight construction the airborne noise performance is increased, something that doesn’t normally occur when standard acoustic flooring is used.

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Watch Hush's installation video for more info:

This short video will not only give you a step-by-step guide to installing Hush Acoustic Floor Panels, but also a better understanding on how floating floor soundproofing works.

Disclaimer: It is the responsibility of the installer/builder, not, to ensure all building and fire regulations are met, and that the construction itself is appropriate for the building and situation. can advise and give instruction on installation but hold no liability for the application itself.

Tiling on Top of Overlay Systems

We advise you follow the guidance issued by the Tile Association in dealing with floating floors, which is:

  • Adhesives and grouts must be suitable for floating floors. There are various systems depending on the individual manufacturers detailing.

  • Proprietary tile boards or ply, can be overlaid to provide additional water tightness, and or stiffen the floating floor. These must be bonded.

  • Tiles should ideally be porcelain. We do not advise thick heavy tiles, such as marble, as they are more susceptible to fracture.

  • Tile format must be kept as small as possible (600 x 600mm max). We would advise 450mm x 450mm.

You should also speak to the adhesive manufacturer that is being used as they all have specific detailing to their own products.

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Our traditional platform floor/floating floor treatments (FFT) include products now established as industry standards and adopted by all the major UK house builders.

All systems feature low resonance acoustic chip (LRAC) flame retardant foams which are proven not to compress or deteriorate over the lifetime of a building. Options include timber floor overlays, timber floor direct-to-joist treatments, systems for timber or steel frame structures and for concrete sub-floors.

Our products are also one of the few that hold full BBA certification for the systems.

Floating floor panels are pre-formed boards constructed of varying thicknesses of  chipboard with acoustic foam pre bonded to it. With Panel 17/Deck 9 and Panel 28/Deck 18, the boards are laid directly onto the existing floor boards, the Panel 37/Trideck has an additional layer foam rubber bonded to it and can be laid directly onto the joists.

When it comes to soundproofing your floor, 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. 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.

The total performance which is normally quoted on most sites refers to impact sound only. However, if you are worried about sound rising from below you should only consider the airborne sound number (which is rarely quoted).

We also give an indication of acoustic performance uplift. Remember that every 10dB of performance uplift corresponds to roughly a 50% improvement in the performance of the floor. So 20dB would indicate a 75% Improvement over and above the original floor.

As a consumer comparing different products from different companies is very hard.

While we talk about improvement in decibels in all our tables many other companies will state a single figure for their products which is often in excess of 40 or even 50db. It is really important to understand that these figures invariably refer to the performance of a whole floor / ceiling structure, and this will include a standardised floor and ceiling that will already be quite well soundproofed. There is no single product in existence, to our knowledge that will provide in excess of 40 dB when added to a standard floor ceiling divide (plasterboard ceiling and wooden floor).

In an attempt to level the playing field, we are taking a standard ceiling; 12mm plasterboard, a void and 18 mm floor boards as our case study. We believe that this has an acoustic performance of about 34 dB Rw (airborne). The final column of our table gives an indication of what we believe our system might achieve in Rw (simple airborne performance) terms.

An important word about regulation E (the sound test required for conversions). We have a dedicated regulation E web site The figures in the above tables do not take into account Ctr corrections so do not attempt to create an off the shelf solution for regulation E.

Please note that the figures that we provide refer to improvement over the average floor as opposed to the performance data of the product in isolation (typically this is impact sound numbers). By this we refer to products that can be lab tested in a way that the product is tested on its own, which can give little indication how it performs in situ,(i.e. on your floor).

This is a very important distinction to understand and is confusing to a lot of people. Almost all of our competitors will state the performance of the product either in isolation or include the existing floor construction within their numbers. This will exaggerate the true benefit of their products. This is particularly the case with laminate underlays.

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