Separating Floors

Reducing sound, increasing comfort

The primary role of a separating floor is to create clearly defined spaces – whether that’s in a commercial building or residential dwelling – with each unit being occupied by different businesses or residents. Aside from the standards dictated by the Building Regulations, which define what is an acceptable level of sound transfer between the spaces, there’s a growing awareness of the negative impact which nuisance noise can have on wellbeing – leading occupiers to demand a better quality of acoustic environment. Acoustically treating separating floors is a tried and tested practice for reducing the passage of both impact and airborne sound but using a material which is also non-combustible – such as ROCKWOOL stone wool – will deliver the dual benefit of a high level of fire resilience. ROCKWOOL has developed a comprehensive range of solutions for use in separating floor applications which address acoustic, fire and thermal performance requirements.