Floor Insulation

Floor Insulation

Floor Insulation to Isolate Sound, Thermal and Fire Resistance

Floors in buildings are magnets for sound and heat to travel through. This can cause long-term issues for tenants and owners, such as nuisance noise, high energy bills and colder living conditions.

These problems are becoming ever more common. By 2050, it is expected that more than 50% of the world’s population will be living in cities – a prime location for noise disturbance. Browse our products for all insulation types

Different floor types also need unique insulation solutions to help increase their energy efficiency. These include:

  • Suspended ground floors – floor suspended above a crawlspace, requiring optimum thermal property insulation because of high heat-loss risk.
  • Floor to ground – ground floor or basement floor in direct contact with the ground, susceptible to losing heat, requiring robust insulation to improve thermal performance.
  • Intermediate (separating) floors – floor in between levels where insulation needs to be adaptable to fit in-between floor-joists.
  • Floating floors – requiring insulation to raise acoustic performance, while retaining the loading capabilities of the floor.

Correctly insulating floors below, in-between, or on top of, wooden, metal or concrete constructions can help to overcome these obstacles.

Optimum insulation can help to:

  • Block out unwanted noise
  • Reduce heat lost through floors
  • Improve a building’s energy efficiency

Premium Rockwool stone wool floor insulation does this over the lifespan of a building – without deteriorating in performance.

For wooden floors meanwhile, the non-combustible properties of our stone wool product range help to increase fire safety levels

Other Recommended Floor Insulation Materials

There is a wealth of great looking flooring materials out there, but not nearly as many products that can make them sound as good as they look. The most commonly used product is a soundproofing floor underlay, but there are other options like soundproofing floor mat, insulation, and acoustic foam tile products. Here is an overview of each category of materials.

  • Acoustic Underlayment – Special materials that lay over a concrete or plywood subfloor, cushioning the flooring and reducing the effects of airborne and impact noise
  • Sound Deadening Vinyl – Also known as Mass Loaded Vinyl, this is a thin but heavy vinyl sheet that excels at dampening noise, especially in floors, machinery, and vehicles.
  • Sound Absorbing Floor Insulation – This would be acoustic insulation that gets stuffed between floor joists, immediately below the subfloor. It can also be installed from the ceiling in the floor below.
  • Acoustic Floor Tiles – These are special floor tiles that help reduce echo and reverberation in rooms with hard surfaces and floors
  • Sound Absorbing Carpet Padding – Carpets with a cheap pad don’t perform as well as a carpet with a thicker, more dense, noise absorbent padding.

We have you covered with floor insulation materials including the related accessories at Insulation Materials Kenya Ltd call us on 0704900900

One Stop Insulation Supplier in Nairobi Kenya

Insulation Materials Kenya Ltd products – including Rockwool, fiberglass, polyethylene foam, ceramic fiber insulation – specially designed to cope with a variety of conditions including fire resistance, soundproofing and thermal insulation. They are manufactured in the foam of roof insulation boards, slabs, rolls and granulate. Our professionals can be on hand to help facilitate the smooth and speedy installation with local technicians, while the materials used in the build are maintained to the highest safety standards.

Available in a selection of sizes, thicknesses, densities, our innovative products are both durable and effective for the lifetime of your building or industrial application

Our flat roof range maintains its high performance against cold and moisture, while the versatile installation methods of our pitched roof products means you can protect your project with above, in between and below rafter insulation or with easy-to-fit loft floor solutions, to achieve the best results.

Thermal properties

Specially treated thermal insulation materials have optimal insulative properties. Warm air can be trapped inside the home and cold air can be kept out to maintain comfortable temperatures.


The acoustic properties of our soundproofing materials can better contain sound within a building, providing better acoustics for budding rock stars, or keep it outside for high focused office workers and eager students alike.

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