Acoustic Battens are primarily used on timber sub-floors and can be used within new build projects and refurbishment projects.
The Acoustic Batten System offers the ideal solution, whether working to Robust Details or Pre Completion Testing.
The Acoustic Battens have a 10mm pre bonded resilient layer which is made from open cell, recycled polyurethane. Standard batten sizes are 80mm overall, however other battens sizes are available to suit any finished floor level that you may require.
Acoustic Batten System offers an exceptional reduction in impact sound and whilst still maintaining a high compressive strength.
One advantage of using the Acoustic Batten is that services can be installed between battens. It is important however that services do not bridge the resilient layer on the battens.
Acoustic battens can be overlaid with an 18mm (min) tongued and grooved board. This is usually chipboard but can be plywood or engineered hardwood flooring.
When installing the acoustic batten system within a timber frame, a 25mm mineral wool and an additional layer of gypsum based board with a nominal mass of 13.5kg/m² is installed on top of battens prior to the 18mm (min) tongued and grooved board. This is done to add mass to the separating floor which improves airborne performance.
A 5mm (min) perimeter edge strip is required around the perimeter of the flooring board. This is to isolate the floating floor from walls and skirting.