Floors in buildings are magnets for sound and heat to travel through. This can cause long-term issues for tenants and owners, such as nuisance noise, high energy bills, and warmer living conditions.
These problems are becoming ever more common. By 2050, it is expected that more than 50% of the world’s population will be living in cities – a prime location for noise disturbance.2
Different floor types also need unique insulation solutions to help increase their energy efficiency. These include:
- Suspended ground floors – floor suspended above a crawlspace, requiring optimum thermal property insulation because of high heat-loss risk.3
- Floor to ground – ground floor or basement floor in direct contact with the ground, susceptible to losing heat, requiring robust insulation to improve thermal performance.
- Intermediate (separating) floors – floor in between levels where insulation needs to be adaptable to fit in-between floor-joists.4
- Floating floors – requiring insulation to raise acoustic performance, while retaining the loading capabilities of the floor.
Correctly insulating floors below, in-between, or on top of, wooden, metal or concrete constructions can help to overcome these obstacles.
Optimum insulation can help to:
- Block out unwanted noise
- Reduce thermal transmission through floors
- Improve a building’s energy efficiency
Premium ROCKWOOL stone wool floor insulation does this over the lifespan of a building – without deteriorating in performance.
For wooden floors meanwhile, the non-combustible properties of our stone wool product range help to increase fire safety levels.5