Floor isolation systems are incorporated into building design to minimize floor impact noise and airborne sound transmissions. Additional designed floor slab is supported by resilient mounts installed on the structural main slab. The design of an effective isolation system is dependent on several factors including: Required noise criteria to achieve.Mass & Stiffness of the structural slab.Isolation mount natural frequency and damping characteristics.Space or Air gap.Design of the floated slab.Control of sound flanking paths.
Creating air gap between the main and floated floors while decoupling the two floors with the appropriate resilient mount effectively reduces noise transmission. Airborne and impact noise transmissions are greatly reduced between the room incorporatingthe floating floor system and other floors of the building. Optima floating floor systems offer the largest variety of isolation mounts to fit specific applications.
These include resilient neoprene or natural rubber pads. Optima floating floor
systems have high performance of Sound Transmission Class (STC) and Impact insulation class (IIC).