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What is VIBRATION CONTROL?


Floating Floor - Crisp and Clear Acoustics
Floating Floor - Crisp and Clear Acoustics

Vibration control is the process of interrupting the physical transmission of sound through an object. This may be done by using various damping compounds or inserting vibration absorbing rubber and neoprene between construction assemblies.


When creating wall, floor and ceiling assemblies, various methods of attachment may be deployed to control the vibration. To control the vibration in the building we have to isolate the floor wall & ceiling from existing structure by using various methods (floating floor, isolation wall & ceiling) and materials as per site requirement.


Floating Floor Floor underlayments are installed underneath finished floor systems to reduce impact noise, footfall and the physical transmission of sound. Acoustic floor underlayments help structurally isolate the top finish layer from the rest of the components. These types of assemblies are commonly known as a ‘floating floor.’  This essentially ‘short circuits’ the sound and breaks the connection between materials in the completed assembly. Floor Underlayment is manufactured from recycled rubber and may be used in a wide range of flooring assemblies. Rubber is a resilient material that absorbs and disperses impact energy very well.


Wall & Ceiling Isolation

Creating separation between a sound source and any form of adjoining mass, hindering the direct pathway for sound transfer. Decoupling a wall involves the use of Resilient Isolation Clips or Sound Damping Pads. The clips should be staggered when installed (every other stud) to create less pathways for sound to transfer. The Resilient Isolation Channel easily clicks into the Resilient Clips, between the stud and drywall. Fine thread screws are used to screw the dry wall into the Resilient Channel. Screws should be the correct length in order to not pierce a stud, this will compromise the efficiency of the decoupled wall. Once a single layer of drywall has been installed, to isolate subsequent layers of drywall use Sound Proofing Components between the layers.

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