Sound Transmission Class (STC) is a rating of how well a building partition attenuates airborne sound (eg. TV or radio). STC is dominated by the mass in an assembly (e.g. Concrete vs. wood construction). This number is minimally affected by the floor covering and/or underlayment.
Impact Insulation Class (IIC) is a rating of how well a floor-ceiling assembly attenuates impact sounds (footsteps, dropped items). IIC is dominated by material properties and installation methods. This number can be significantly improved by the proper floor covering and underlayment.
The World Health Organization links serious health concerns to excessive noise including: sleep disturbance, cardiovascular and psychophysiological effects. These can reduce performance at both school and work and provoke changes in social behavior.
In the Hospitality & Lodging Industry, better control of sound transmission has a direct correlation to higher guest satisfaction. Hotel noise has been cited in online guest reviews as a leading travel complaint since 2010 according to JD Power's North American Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index.
The best way to treat structure-borne noise is to suppress it at its source – the flooring! Once acoustic energy enters the structure of a building, it becomes much more difficult to control. It can cost 10 times as much to fix a noise problem than address it in the design phase.
Different building materials transmit sound at different speeds. A vital piece of the AttainSilence System, ECOsilence is a recycled rubber underlayment that greatly reduces structure-borne sound transmission.
Ecore offers ECOsilence bases in 3 different thicknesses, and when combined with Attain, will handle all of your acoustic needs.
Perimeter isolation strips isolate the flooring from the walls to minimize lateral sound transmission. Lightweight and easy to install, the strips are to be used with every ECOsilence installation. This product is 6mm (0.24”) thick by 2.5” wide, and is distributed in rolls of 50 lf.
The beauty of the AttainSilence System is that there are hundreds of different combinations to meet your specific needs. We’d love to send you a sample of the one that works best for you!
First, explore the charts below to determine which depths of ECOsilence and Attain are right for you. Then, select the finish of Attain that you prefer for your space. When you select your Attain finish, you will automatically receive the depths of ECOsilence that pair with your choice. Make those selections, click “Add to Cart,” and we’ll send you what you’ve ordered!
The AttainSilence System combines the varied look of Attain and the reliable performance of ECOsilence for one warranted system that provides an ideal solution to the acoustical challenges in your environment.
Feel confident knowing that AttainSilence comes with a full system warranty.