floating floor


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floating floor

[¦flōd·iŋ ′flȯr]
(building construction)
A floor constructed so that the wearing surface is separated from the supporting structure by an insulating layer of mineral wool, resilient quilt, or other material to provide insulation against impact sound.

floating floor

The floor is separated from the rest of the building by supporting it on sleepers or a built-up structural system, to provide sound insulation or space for high-tech flexible electrical service, independent of wall locations. See also: Floor

floating floor

concrete floating floor construction of fiberglass insulation board
In sound-insulating building construction, a floor slab (or floor assembly) which is completely separated from (and mechanically isolated from) the structural floor by a resilient underlayment, such as fiberglass floor-isolation board, or by resilient mounting devices; used to isolate the vibration of machinery mounted on the floating floor from the building structure.
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Since you have concrete floors, doing a floating floor with a netted radiant heat unit below would be a great option.
Designed to eliminate internal sound reflections and provide isolation from external sound sources, the chamber is located in the basement of a new faculty building at Ghent and is essentially a box-within-a-box, the floating floor arrangement ensuring minimal intrusion of sound transmissions from the outside.
TacTiles by Interface and TileTabs from J+J Flooring Group use adhesive squares that connect to the backing to create a floating floor.
custom mural of the New York skyline and a gym on a floating floor.
In most cases, studios will want a floating floor set atop foam.
Kids will have access to a 25m swimming pool (with floating floor for ranging heights), 12m climbing wall and four hitech sports halls.
Dubbed the "Millennium Mansion", its atrium spans 26m and it also has a swimming pool with a floating floor which allows the depth to be adjusted.
The floating floor space in each office, currently unique to the Sultanate, will allow clients total flexibility to adapt the office environment with minimal disruption to their workforce and fellow clients.
It does need to be installed on a smooth surface, so don't lay it on tile, and most manufacturers do not recommend LVP over other floating floor systems.
for floating floor or roof insulating constructions, where during the process of exploitation, different loads appear.
Engineered boards look identical to solid wood, are very stable and can be glued together to act as a floating floor over the concrete (as solid wood needs to be nailed it can not be used as a floating floor).