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JCW Acoustic Flooring was first formed in 2004 as a division of JCW Floor Screeding to cope with the ever-increasing demand for an acoustic flooring specialist.

With more than 15 years of experience, JCW Acoustic Flooring installs over 100,000m² of acoustic flooring each year – priding ourselves on delivering exceptional service to each and every customer.

Using only the best materials, all our products comply with Part E of building regulations or meet Robust details. We supply & install a variety of acoustic flooring systems, including:

Our experienced and professional team has the knowledge and expertise to complete even the most complex projects – always making sure work is completed on time and within budget.

We work nationwide and can supply and install your acoustic flooring system anywhere in the UK. From our head office in Bolton, we supply and install acoustic flooring across the country, successfully fitting acoustic flooring in London, Edinburgh and everywhere in between. To find out more about our recent acoustic flooring projects, check out our case studies.

If you require acoustic flooring for your project, then don’t hesitate to get in touch. Call us on 01204 548 400 or email at enquiries@jcwgroup.co.uk. We are always on hand to help and look forward to hearing from you.

Acoustic Flooring FAQ's

What is Acoustic Flooring?

Acoustic Flooring is a flooring system designed to reduce the transmission of sound through a separating floor. It is usually specified within apartments and hotels but can also be utilised with houses. It can be a timber flooring solution like an acoustic deck comprising chipboard and foam or an acoustic batten system like the JCW 80T. It can also be a screeded solution made up of a sand cement screed and a resilient layer.

How to install acoustic flooring in commercial buildings?

There are a number of systems that can be considered when installing an acoustic floor within a commercial building. Each one is dependent on the building and its use as well as other specific factors like the subfloor construction and ceiling detail. An acoustic consultant should be contacted to ensure that the correct system is used. With over 15 years of experience, JCW Acoustic Flooring have the knowledge required to ensure that all projects are carried out to the highest standard.

How to reduce noise through floors?

There are a number of factors that need to be considered when trying to reduce noise through floors. The system proposed will depend on; the use of the building, the construction of the subfloor, the ceiling treatment below, and the type of noise that you are trying to reduce. Acoustic floors are primarily used to reduce impact sound but can also be used to reduce airborne sounds.

How to test floors for sound transmission?

Pre-completion testing is often required for houses and apartments to be signed off by Building Control. The test must be conducted by either a UKAS accredited or ANC registered acoustic consultant. Sound testing should only be carried out by a qualified individual or company, a list of ANC (Acoustics & Noise Consultants) members can be found here http://www.association-of-noise-consultants.co.uk/members-search/

Insulation between floors building regulations?

Mineral wool is often used as insulation between separating floors, it can be used between joists, or within a floating floor or ceiling void. Part E of the Building Regulations should be referred to for performance requirements as this covers the passage of sound between walls and floors.

What is acoustic flooring?

Acoustic flooring is designed to reduce the passage of sound from one compartment to another, through a separating floor – be that from one floor to another, or from one flat to another.

Acoustic flooring is built into properties under the finished flooring, such as your laminate, tile, or carpet, and reduces the transmission of both impact and airborne sounds.

Impact sounds are things like footsteps, slamming doors, and moving furniture, while airborne sounds include music, the noise of TV, and laughing.

It is suitable for use in buildings of all types, from domestic properties like flats, houses, and residential homes, as well as non-residential locations, like schools, hospitals, and hotels – limiting the spread of noise wherever they are used.

Acoustic flooring for flats: which is best?

Depending on what you need from soundproofing and the particulars of your building, you can choose between the following acoustic flooring options for your flat or apartment:

• Acoustic Battens Designed for timber and concrete subfloors in both new build or refurbishment projects.

• Acoustic Cradles Suitable for timber and concrete subfloors in new build or refurb projects, the acoustic cradle system also helps to level uneven subfloors.

• Acoustic Decking Acoustic decks come in a range of sizes and can be used on a range of subfloor types, including concrete and timber floors.

• Cellecta Screedboard Cellecta Screedboard 28 is a single-layer solution for timber frame buildings, but especially apartments.

Having completed many previous flat or apartment projects, including Park Hill in Sheffield, the Albert Dock in Liverpool, and Brierley Hill in Dudley, no matter what you need from acoustic flooring or what complications you are working with structurally, JCW Acoustic Flooring can help.

Acoustic Flooring

It's all adding up...


Sq Mtrs Of Floor

700,000-m2 of acoustic flooring laid to date


Sq Mtrs Of Battens

700,000-m2 of acoustic battens laid since 2008



11,500 apartments soundproofed



15 years as acoustic flooring specialists


Find out more information about our acoustic flooring systems below:

At its simplest, acoustic flooring describes flooring systems that provide sound insulation between floors in buildings.

Although soundproofing walls will reduce the transmission of impact and airborne sound, insulating the floors and ceilings of units on each floor can drastically reduce the amount of sound that passes from one floor to the next.

This not only creates better quality and more comfortable spaces, but also allows developers to ensure that buildings meet, or exceed, the minimum requirements for UK Building Regulations (or Robust Details in Scotland) – raising the standard of the built environment across the country.

To meet new green initiatives, set out by the UK government, many developers have started to renovate existing building stock, a process that often includes fitting a range of acoustic flooring options from specialist suppliers and installers like JCW Acoustic Flooring.

See our Vita Student Accommodation case study.


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Bolton, BL2 2HH


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