As many of you will be aware, due to changes to Part E of the Building Regulations in 2003, acoustic flooring became a common requirement across the construction industry. However, once the acoustic flooring has been dealt with you need to determine the type of flooring that goes on top and there are a variety of materials, styles and colours available.

Here is a summary of flooring options and what each of them can offer:


Carpeted flooring is extremely pleasing on the eye and can add a huge amount of colour to the surroundings thanks to the numerous patterns and textures it offers. Finding a style that matches up to the décor of a room is usually very simple. The thickness of carpet, like acoustic flooring, can even act as a soundproofing measure on its own, reducing the level of noise caused by footfall heard between neighbouring apartments, one on top of the other. It also feels incredibly warm and pleasurable underfoot compared to hard flooring.


Laminate flooring is very affordable, simple to install and easy to look after. It looks exactly like hardwood flooring but comes in at a fraction of the price. The durability it offers is second to none, capable of withstanding burns, scratching and chipping. When spillages occur it can easily be wiped down without any staining taking place so that it can be instantly restored back to its original beauty.


If you want flooring that offers bundles of character then hardwood flooring is definitely the way to go. There are several different types of hardwood flooring including Maple, Pecan, Beech, Cherry, Oak, Pine, Birch, Walnut, Hickory etc. which as time progresses and with regular care and attention will age beautifully. It’s the type of flooring that never goes out of fashion.

Ceramic tiles 

One of the biggest selling-points of ceramic tiles is that if damaged they can easily be replaced. That isn’t to say that they aren’t tough. They can endure an enormous amount of footfall and pressure without any slight on their performance. Again, they’re extremely easy to clean and you can even mix and match coloured tiles to create a particular interior effect.

Yet to deal with the acoustic flooring? Contact JCW Acoustic Flooring for a quick quote.