TecSOM insulation underlay

2020, January
In a previous article dedicated to acoustic comfort in professional spaces, we underlined the importance of the challenges posed by this topic in terms of work quality and well-being of employees. We have also mentioned the issue of respect for applicable standards and regulations.  We have seen that intervention at ground level through the installation of a suitable flooring, in particular carpet, is a sensible and effective acoustic solution.  Now we will talk in detail about a complementary product developed by our technicians to respond to noise pollution: Tecsom acoustic underlay.

Innovative and eco,friendly technology
Tecsom acoustic underlay, developed by our Research and Development laboratory, demonstrates once again the competence of our teams with regard to technological innovation. Made from recycled fibres, the product has been designed to increase tiles acoustic absorption without altering their technical characteristics.


The acoustic underlay is added to the tile during the manufacturing process. It is anchored on the vinyl backing by means of a hot melt glue. This technical process allows maintaining the excellent dimensional stability of the product, which is less than 0.10. Tiles with acoustic underlay do not complicate the installer’s work and they connect perfectly between them (broadloom effect).

Tecsom acoustic underlay is very effective and increases the absorption capacity of some of our products above 30 dB. The following table allows you to easily visualize rates with and without underlay, as well as decibels gains.


Many target application areas
In this bustling world where silence seems to be a luxury, well insulated areas are identified as peaceful spaces synonymous with quality and elegance.

In this way, Tecsom acoustic underlay may find applications in multiple sectors dedicated to rest.  The hotel business makes sense because nobody wants to be charged for sleeping in a noisy room.  The reputation of a hotel is inversely proportional to the intensity of the perceived noises, either from the corridor or from the adjacent rooms.

Public or private spaces designed to accommodate many visitors benefit from an effective acoustic floor that can absorb footfalls or conversations noises, maintaining a pleasant sound environment (exhibition rooms, conference rooms, airports, cinemas...).

Finally, in spaces reserved to calm or solitude (rest or meditation rooms, waiting rooms, nurseries) or confidential conversations (legal or medical consultations).