Advantages of wineo impact sound insulation
- Made from naturally occurring components such as sand or rapeseed/castor oil.
- Solvent-free, no emission of harmful substances
- Improves living comfort
- Reduces walking and footfall noise
- Levels out slight unevenness in the subfloor
- Ideal with underfloor heating
- Particularly durable, resistant and dimensionally stable
- Available as laminate and parquet underlay or for resilient floor coverings such as vinyl flooring and PURLINE organic flooring
What is impact sound insulation?
Loud footsteps on laminate or parquet flooring not only disturb the neighbours, but also bring unnecessary noise into your own four walls. To counteract this, there are floor coverings with integrated insulating underlays. In most cases, however, these are universal solutions that are rarely tailored to special needs or requirements. As an alternative, separate insulating underlays are installed for hard floor coverings, such as laminate or parquet, and also for resilient design floors.
This is because a good underlay can significantly reduce footfall and walking noise with laminate. Elastic design floors have better sound properties than hard floor coverings, but additional sound reduction is still possible. In combination with laminate, parquet or resilient flooring, the walking and impact sound is permanently reduced, thus considerably increasing the sense of well-being within your own four walls.
What are the different types of impact sound insulation made of?
Impact sound insulation solutions for wineo floor coverings
Frequently asked questions about impact sound insulation
Insulation underlay, impact sound insulation mat: Anyone who installs laminate or resilient flooring will stumble across these terms sooner or later. What is meant is the thin insulation layer between the subfloor and the floor covering. The choice is huge and sometimes confuses even the professionals: PU, PE or rather wood fibre? Do I need a vapour barrier? What do I need to consider for heated floors? Is the impact sound value sufficient? And is the mat even necessary?
We provide the answers.
Is it possible to install a floor without impact sound insulation?
The floor covering and the insulation underlay form a flooring system that, with the right combination, perfectly matches the room and its use. Impact sound insulation reduces walking noise, compensates for minor unevenness and thus facilitates the preparation of the subfloor.
In addition, good impact sound insulation protects the flooring and prolongs its life.
Impact sound insulation - What values are important for impact sound?
The strength of the impact sound insulation is measured in decibels (dB). The room acoustics are influenced by two components: the walking sound and the impact sound. The walking sound is the sound, e.g. of steps, that can be heard in the room itself. Impact sound is the sound that is transmitted to adjacent rooms and floors when the floor is used.
What is a vapour barrier and why should it be used?
The vapour barrier is a thin PE foil that is laid under the floor covering.
The vapour barrier should be used to prevent the release of residual moisture on mineral substrates, e.g. screed. A vapour barrier is unsuitable for non-mineral subfloors, e.g. wood.
What exactly does thermal resistance mean?
The thermal resistance indicates how well a material insulates.
The unit of measurement is (m²K) / W (square metres Kelvin per Watt).
What impact sound insulation should I use for floating floors?
For the installation of floating hard floors, such as laminate or parquet floors, we recommend the soundPROTECT laminate underlay.
For the installation of floating resilient floors such as vinyl flooring or PURLINE organic flooring, we recommend the silentCOMFORT impact sound insulation.
Which impact sound insulation should I use for adhesive flooring?
For floating installation of resilient floor coverings for gluing such as vinyl flooring or PURLINE organic flooring, we offer silentPREMIUM impact sound insulation.
For glued installation of resilient floor coverings, we recommend silentPLUS impact sound insulation.