Ramps are a common architectural feature where there are acoustic floating floors. Transitioning from the build-up height of the acoustic floating floor back to the structural slab level, is usually far cheaper than raising the level of all adjoining floors.
Ramp detailing may seem straightforward, however it is the installation item that most commonly features on snagging lists.
Using our experience from over 200 cinema projects, Farrat has out-designed the common causes of installation defects to provide the most robust, acoustically isolated ramp detail possible. Careful consideration has been given to ease of installation and durability, as well as the interfaces and thresholds to ensure longevity, even under very heavy foot-traffic. Providing acoustic isolation to a ramp in this way allows the highest possible levels of acoustic isolation to be maintained, despite reducing build-up height availability, as the full acoustic floating floor transitions to a lower non-isolated floor. Once finished with an appropriate covering (carpet or vinyl) it can be heavily trafficked without risk to the integrity of the screed or transition interfaces.
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