Q: How do I install a sound proof floor system, where the ceiling below is retained
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A: Installing a direct to joist sound proof flooring system for a refurbishment or conversion development is simple with Cellecta’s DECKfon Quattro 39 acoustic overlay boards. These boards are suitable for applications where the ceiling below is undisturbed. The following installation guide is for general use, for specific floors and applications please consult our technical team on 08456 71-71-74.
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Before commencing installation of the acoustic flooring system, ensure the building is weather tight.The timber joists should be level, securely fixed and swept clean of any building debris to allow the DECKfon®QUATTRO boards to be laid flat. All potential air paths in the surrounding walls should be sealed with materials.
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- Place YELOfon FS (Flanking Strip) around the floor perimeter.
- Lay the DECKfonQUATTRO boards in a staggered formation across the floor. Apply Cellecta “fon” PVA adhesive to all joints, ensuring the boards are fitted together tightly.
- Install wall skirting and trim off excess FS strip.
Ceiling boards should be installed prior to the wall treatments to prevent flanking transmission, especially when “dot & dab” is adopted. Two layers of plasterboards with a minimum mass of 20kg/m3 should be fixed to resilient bars in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations, perpendicular to the floor joists.
Floor Cavity Insulation
To achieve acoustic efficiency, 100mm 45kg/m3 mineral wool insulation should be placed into the void between the joists, on top of the ceiling. There must be no any gaps between the insulation and the surrounding structures.
Stud partitions should be built directly off the timber floor joists to reduce the effect of camber. A flanking strip should then be installed to eliminate acoustic flanking.
[dt_divider style=”thin” /] Kitchen units can not be built off the DECKfon QUATTRO boards.Seal any gaps around services with flexible mastic.
Bathrooms and Washrooms
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HEALTH AND SAFETY
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Boards should be stored level in a dry environment. The foam DECKfon QUATTRO boards is manufactured from polyurethane polymers and should be kept away from naked flames and smoking near the boards should be prohibited.
DECKfon QUATTRO are heavy. Care should be taken when lifting them. Appropriate gloves should be worn to protect hands from splinters.
When cutting the board either by hand or machine, a dust mask should be worn as the dust particles may irritate if inhaled.
FIND OUT MORE
[dt_divider style=”thin” /] Should you need any further assistance in installing DECKfon boards or specific information regarding your soundproofing project, please do not hesitate to contact our technical team on 08456 717174 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.