If you are having problems with noise permeating through to the rooms below, then check out the soundproofing range on Tile Fix Direct.
Noise pollution can be a real nuisance and can severely impact on your day-to-day life if sufficient soundproof materials are not installed in the building. A new-build house is sadly no guarantee of quality sound insulation and often you will need to add soundproofing after purchasing a property.
If you are looking to convert a house into flats then soundproofing between the floors is often an important issue to address. If a building has not been specifically designed as flats then there is a good chance that the level of noise from footfall may be unacceptable to those living below. In this instance it is recommended that soundproofing is added to the floors during the conversion of the house into flats in order to reduce the transfer of noise to the dwelling below.
Marmox SoundBoard is similar to Multiboard tile backer boards, but is coated on one side with a sound attenuating layer of SBR rubber. This isolates the tiled surface from the floor so that there is nothing for the sound waves to travel through. Not only does the board provide effective soundproofing for tiled floors, but it also has many of the benefits of Multiboard including providing a waterproof layer, secure decoupling, thermal insulation and low compressibility.
Schlüter DITRA-HEAT DUO matting also provides soundproofing and can reduce impact sound by up to 13dB. The mats allow electric underfloor heating cables to be installed easily, while also providing decoupling, waterproofing and thermal bridging properties.