Asked by: Samuil Bloomfeldhome and garden indoor environmental quality
Does rubber flooring absorb sound?
Keeping this in consideration, is rubber good for soundproofing?
Rubber used UNDER a floor topping will be effective in adding what is called Impact Isolation. It will reduce foot fall noise and similar impact sound from transmitting into the structure.
Also to know is, what is the best flooring for soundproofing?
For floating hardwood flooring, Impact Barrier® Flooring Underlayment is the most effective floor soundproofing material. It's the most technologically advanced sound blocker available for hardwood. Not only will it efficiently reduce footfall impact noise, it also has a membrane that resists moisture, mold and mildew.
"Rubber flooring materials trigger concerns with toxic contaminants in the manufacturing process, as well as in the final product, including the use of hazardous flame retardants. Use of recycled rubber flooring may also raise concern because of its potentially high toxic content," she wrote.