there are no holes or gaps in the floor to be treated. Small
gaps can be filled with mastic, or for more severe problems,
overlay with Euroform Acoustic Overlay before commencing
If Euroform Acoustic Overlay is to be used, it is simply
laid over the floor surface without any fixing. The Overlay
is heavy enough to cling to the floor surface without the
requirement of glue or nails. When installing the Overlay,
loose lay it over the floor surface and trim the edges with
a sharp craft knife to enfure a perfect fit between the
joints of the insulation. Before installing the floating
floor insulation, ensure the floor surface is reasonably
flat and level, so concrete floors will need treating with
a levelling compound or screed if not already treated.
Floating Floor For Timber / Concrete Deck
is supplied in rolls that are unrolled and laid on the floor
wall to wall with the edges butt jointed. Trimming can be
done with the aid of a sharp craft knife or scissors and
offcuts can be re-used. The tongue and grooved Verapanel
should be applied directly on top of the insulation with
the joints glued using PVA wood adhesive or our own Acoustic
Sealant. If two layers of 12mm Versapanel are to be used
for the floating floor, they should be installed with the
first layer loose laid directly on top of the insulation
with the joints firmly butt jointed. The second layer can
then be applied directly on top overlapping the joints of
the bottom boards and glued and screwed to them. No mechanical
fixings must be used which could penetrate the insulation.
Any screws used on the second layer of Versapanel should
be no longer than 25mm. In both cases, a gap of approximately
5mm should be left between the floating floor and the existing
walls which can be filled with our Acoustic Sealant.
a concrete screed is to go on top of the Versalayer, the
insulation must be laid Felt Side Uppermost with the joints
overlapped by 50mm and lapped up the walls to contain the
screed. The insulation can be trimmed down to floor level
once the screed has cured. When applying the skirting boards,
allow 2-3mm gap between the skirting and the top of the
flooring. This gap does not have to be filled with Acoustic
Sealant if the edge of the floating floor has already been
Dividing Walls or Partitions
Load bearing and studwork partitions should be constructed from the base floor before installation of floating floors.
Under no circumstances should Versalayer be used as a load bearing component.
Note: under performance of the sound insulating qualities of the floor may occur if these instructions are not followed.