Stairs are an essential part of any building, but they can also be a source of noise. To reduce the sound of footsteps and other impacts, it is important to cover them with a base layer that sticks and, for optimal results, also on the risers. The best option for this is QuietFloor Plus 15 mm acoustic base for carpets and other floor coverings. This layer provides a padding that absorbs vibrations and sound on the floor, making it an ideal choice for soundproofing stair treads. There are several subfloor products that can help reduce the noise from the staircase, whether you are above or below it.
Adding a layer of carpet will reduce sound, but the effectiveness of the carpet or other type of coating depends mainly on what you put underneath it. Adding a quality acoustic underlay will dramatically increase the effectiveness of the carpet or other stair covering. Not only do they soften the impacts of the feet on the surface, but the added mass helps prevent sound waves from being transferred to other parts of the structure. Installing an acoustic base may require some work, but the degree of difficulty varies depending on the scale of the project. Therefore, if you are building, designing or renovating a project, you should consider using an acoustic base below the ground. There are far fewer manufacturers of recycled rubber acoustic bases, making it much easier to find a good quality product.
Knowing the different materials used to manufacture the acoustic base for floors will allow you to select a product that suits your type of floor, your performance requirements, your budget and your ecological credentials. Therefore, it is not normally recommended to specify or use a masonry tile floor on a foam base or other acoustic layer that is too soft. The floor you want to specify or install over the acoustic-based mat will influence the choice you make. If your office is under a staircase or if you are annoyed by the noise of shoes on the rungs of the stairs, an acoustic base can help reduce noise and give you a quieter experience in your building. In conclusion, QuietFloor Plus 15 mm acoustic base for carpets and other floor coverings is an excellent choice for soundproofing stair treads. It provides a padding that absorbs vibrations and sound on the floor while also helping to prevent sound waves from being transferred to other parts of the structure.
It is important to consider all factors when selecting an acoustic base, such as type of floor, performance requirements, budget and ecological credentials. With careful consideration and selection of an appropriate acoustic base, you can enjoy a quieter experience in your building.