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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Take off the skirting boards, then just lay the laminate as a floating floor, leaving a small expansion gap against the wall which will then be hidden when you fix the skirting back over the top.
You could lay a wooden floating floor over the tiles which would only add about 12-18mm to the floor height.
Another outstanding innovation is the elevation of the lounge floor, which uses a floating floor to provide an unparalleled view of the sea.
On the second, a floating floor system helps control sound.<br />"The (first floor) system was the most challenging of the two because anything that needed to be hung above the ceiling needed to hang off one of these springs so they wouldn't transfer the sound," she said.
The project continued with the installation of 800 square feet of Shaw Paramount floating floor. Niemann's American Flooring supplied materials.
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.
custom mural of the New York skyline and a gym on a floating floor.
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.
To investigate this, experimental and analytical investigation on the deflection of floating floor sound insulation systems was conducted using a total of twenty-seven material specimens and ten floating concrete floor specimens in this study.
It's a "floating floor," which means it isn't fastened to the subfloor--it just lies there.
The product consist of commercial grade copolymer 12 x 12 inch tiles that easily snap together to form a solid floating floor on top of the slab.