Ensure the building is watertight and completely dried out before installing the floor.
JCW Acoustic Battens should only be installed when conditioned to their environment and ideally their moisture content should be the same as can be expected when in service.
JCW Acoustic Battens are designed for installation onto flat sub-floors of Timber or Concrete construction. (Note: If Concrete floors are not flat the alternative is to use JCW Acoustic Cradles & Packers to enable batten levelling) The purpose of the flooring system is the reduction of sound and is not intended to provide additional structural support or thermal insulation.
The capacity of existing joists to carry the weight of JCW Acoustic Battens and associated panels must be checked prior to installation.
Any decking on which JCW Acoustic Battens are to be laid should be flat and dry.
To reduce airborne sound it is vital to block any air passage in the structural floor, at the perimeter of the floor and wherever the floor is penetrated.
Only an appropriate acoustic sealant should be used to
seal perimeter gaps in order to maintain the acoustic integrity of the structure.
Any flooring components exposed to wet conditions such as ingress of rain or plumbing leaks should be discarded and replaced.
Please note that we strongly recommend that all drylining and skimming works are carried out prior to installing our acoustic floor.
This sequencing reduces the risk of the acoustic floating floor being damaged as a result of overloading with pallets of plasterboard.
The provision of access to services is most successful if the location of services is detailed at an early stage.
Services should be kept at least 150mm away from walls and door-ways to allow for perimeter support battens.
We recommend a gap of around 20mm is allowed above the height of the services to cater for clearance and deflection of the resilient layer.