A sound mat is a type of underlayment material that is often used in flooring installations to reduce floor-to-ceiling noise transmission. The purpose of these mats is to provide a buffer between the flooring surface and the subfloor, which can help to absorb and dampen sound vibrations. Hacker Industries specializes in creating and installing floor underlayments that reduce sound. Here’s how and why we do what we do: 

Privacy and Insulation

The overall purpose of sound underlayments is to enhance the comfort and livability of a space by reducing noise and improving the performance of the flooring. When floors are installed without sound mats, sound waves can easily pass through the flooring and subfloor. Various levels of noise can be heard in adjacent rooms or units. This can be especially problematic in multi-unit buildings, such as apartments or condos, where noise can be a major source of irritation for neighbors.

These mats help to reduce this noise by providing a layer of insulation between the flooring and the subfloor. This insulation helps to absorb sound waves, preventing them from passing through the flooring and subfloor and into other rooms. They can also cushion and support the flooring and help reduce moisture and mold growth.

Hacker Industries Sound Mats 

There are different kinds of mats available for use in flooring installations. The type that is best for a particular project will depend on several factors: the type of flooring being installed, the subfloor material, and the level of sound attenuation required. Consult with one of our flooring professionals to determine the most suitable product for your project.

At Hacker Industries, we manufacture gypsum-based floor underlayment products. We also install flooring systems that include mats for reducing noise transmission. Two of our popular underlayment products are FIRM-FILL® Sound Control Mats and Hacker Sound Mats.

FIRM-FILL® Sound Control Mats

FIRM-FILL® Sound Control Mats are a high-performance sound attenuation mat designed to be used with FIRM-FILL® Brand Gypsum Concrete systems. They are designed to be used with FIRM-FILL® Gypsum Concrete Underlayments and provide excellent sound attenuation for both airborne and impact noises. They are available in four different thicknesses to suit specific project requirements: 1/8″ (3mm), 1/4″ (6mm), 3/8″ (10mm), and 3/4″ (19mm).

Hacker Sound Mats

The Hacker Sound Mat is another popular product we offer. It is made from a blend of recycled rubber and provides excellent sound attenuation in a range of frequencies. The mats are available in flat and dimpled configurations. 

This underlayment can be used with different types of flooring, such as tile, hardwood, and carpet. It is especially suitable for installations in multi-story buildings. Noise transmission between floors can be a major concern in these areas. Increased flooring insulation can increase privacy for each tenant.

Determine if Your Floor Needs an Underlayment

Both of these products from Hacker Industries are easy to install and provide long-lasting sound attenuation benefits for flooring installations. They can help to improve the comfort and livability of a space by reducing noise transmission and can be used in a variety of residential and commercial applications.

Contact Hacker Industries Today

At Hacker Industries, our high-quality underlayment products are designed to work in conjunction with our gypsum-based floor underlayment systems. Our sound mats can be used in a range of flooring installations. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you reduce noise transmission in your projects.