What is the best sound-reducing floorboard range on the market?
According to Norbord, the CaberAcoustic is a versatile and economical sound-reducing flooring solution. Reducing both impact and airborne transmitted sounds, it can be laid over concrete and timber floors in both new and existing buildings. CaberAcoustic comes in 28mm and 32mm thicknesses.
How is the flooring fixed?
CaberAcoustic is recommended to be laid and fitted with CaberFix T&G PVA glue.
How much does one panel weigh?
Each panel of CaberAcoustic weighs approximately 20kg.
What is the total decibel reduction that can be achieved?
19dB is the reduction in sound transference when CaberAcoustic is installed on its own. Greater reductions are reached when used within a system for noise transference reductions. There are three flooring systems; detailed on the Norbord website – www.norbord.co.uk.
Can it be laid directly over joists?
CaberAcoustic cannot be fitted directly on to flooring joists – it is an overlay board. It should always be laid as a floating floor; directly on top of an existing flooring deck.
Does it completely reduce noise level?
CaberAcoustic only reduces sound; it will not completely proof buildings or rooms from the transference of sound.
Why felt rather than foam?
The felt that is bonded to the underside of the chipboard is environmentally friendly as it is made from recycled fibres.
Which way up is it laid?
CaberAcoustic is laid with the felt side down. The transference of sound through air or impact is reduced when the flooring has been laid using the correct system.
Are any other co-products needed?
CaberFloor P5, CaberDek or CaberShieldPlus should be used in conjunction with CaberAcoustic in new build projects. For renovations, CaberAcoustic can be used on top of the existing floor.