Victoria, Australia -- Dunlop Flooring says it has developed a new type of foam carpet underlay that delivers excellent sound insulation, especially in multi-level living spaces.
Noise from the upper floor caused by footsteps, moving furniture or falling items can become an annoying problem for people living in townhouses, apartments or two-storey homes. Dunlop claims its AcoustiCushion polyurethane foam carpet underlay can decrease noise by up to 68 percent. The company said the underlay also helps extends the life of the carpet.
AcoustiCushion is composed of millions of tiny air pockets that trap and absorb sound. With air considered a high performance thermal and acoustic insulator, a higher number of air pockets in the underlay will deliver superior sound insulation, the company said, as well as retain heat with the aim of reducing heating bills.