FootFall Soundproofing Floor

FootFall Soundproofing Floor Underlayment are designed to reduce impact noise in the floor to ceiling assembly. Soundproofing Floor underlayments are crush resistant, durable and provide high acoustic performance under wood floor. FootFall underlayments are high performance, durable recycled rubber base underlays designed for use under hardwood floors. FootFall Acoustic Underlayment offer excellent sound reduction from both airborne & structural noise. FootFall is excellent for use in lightweight wood frame construction due to its weight and mass.

FootFall Soundproofing Floor underlayment is made from recycled rubber tires. FootFall soundproofing underlayment can be installed under floated or pbase-wooddouble glued engineered Hardwood and Laminate flooring.

FootFall floor underlayment is excellent for noise control and is the perfect product use in lightweight wood frame construction due to its weight & mass. FootFall underlayment is available in stocked thickness of 3mm, 5mm, 6mm, 10mm & 12mm. FootFall offers excellent noise control for both airborne noise reduction & impact isolation

Applications: Typical uses include; apartments, homes, condos, schools, hospitals and any areas where reduction from structural impact noise through the floor to ceiling assembly is required.

FootFall Soundproofing Floor underlayment can be installed over concrete, gypsum topping and structural sound plywood sub floors.

Product Data:

Description:  Made from 92% recycled SBR (Styrene – Butadiene Rubber) tire rubber
Nominal thickness:              2mm-20mm
Density: (ASTM D-792)      43 Lbs / cubic ft Standard width: 4ft
Roll length:                    25ft & 50ft rolls
Weight:                         0.5 – 2.0+ lbs sq ft
Hardness A Shore:              40-55 Durometer
Density: (ASTM D-792)     43 lbs cubic ft

FootFall Installation Instructions

 Upon Delivery of FootFall Rubber underlayment

  • Verify that you have received the correct product and quantity
  • Store FootFall in a clean, dry location
  • Read and follow all manufacturers written instructions

Tools needed for Installation:

  • Tape measure
  • Metal straight edge
  • Utility knife
  • Duct tape (optional)

Prep Work

FootFall Soundproofing Underlayment and the flooring material must acclimatize, in their sealed packaging, in the room where they are installed for at least 48 hours, at temperature of at least 65ºF.

Before starting Installation make sure the sub floor is permanently dry and free of dirt, dust, grease and other foreign matter.

Note: On the 12mm model it is recommend that you unroll the material and flip it to allow the natural curl of the roll to relax.

Wood Floor Construction

Sub floor should be properly leveled, structurally sound and clean. Plywood sub flooring should be of a good grade.  Variations in floor level over 1/8” within 3 feet span should be leveled before installing underlayment.  Any nails or other protrusions should be pounded flat or removed.

Concrete Slab

Inspect concrete sub floor for any open cracks and fill with a high grade patch.  Remove any excess concrete lumps or residue that may interfere with the installation of ProBase.  The concrete slab should be permanently dry, apply a good quality concrete waterproof sealer or install a 4 mil vapor barrier.

Installation of a Floating Flooring

Start in a corner and roll out FootFall rubber. Cut the Probase to maintain a 1/4” gap from the wall. Continue to rolling out FootFall adjacent to the last row until the entire area is covered.

Make sure the edges are tightly butted together, both side by side & end by end.  If desired a good quality duct tape can be used to cover the seams. Install floated laminate or engineered hardwood flooring per manufacturers written instructions.  The perimeter gap can be filled with All Noise Control acoustic caulk.  Hold trim board 1/16” off floor to avoid flanking paths.

Installation of Glue Down Flooring

Note: When using FootFall rubber in glue down installation it is important to note that the underlayment needs to be glued to the sub floor.  Always used the same adhesive to bond the rubber to the sub floor and the wood to the rubber.  Please insure that you followed all prep work for concrete slabs (see above).

Recommended adhesive: Sika T-55, Sika-35, Dri Tac 7600, Chemrex CX-941.  Use 1/8” x 1/8” x 3/16” V– notched trowel.

Start in a corner and roll out FootFall.

Cut the FootFall rubber to maintain a 1/4” gap from the walls.

Roll up the roll half way and apply adhesive on exposed area, roll back over adhesive flat trowel any air pockets, continue with other side the same way.  Continue rolling out and gluing down FootFall rubber the same manner until the entire area is covered .

Make sure the edges are tightly butted together, both side by side & end by end. Use a 50—100 lb roller to fully bond Probase rubber to sub floor. After 24 hours follow manufacturers written instructions for gluing engineered hardwood to FootFall.  Hold trim board 1/16” off floor to avoid flanking paths.

FootFall Maintenance