Dunlop Flooring  has developed a new type of foam carpet underlay that delivers excellent sound insulation, especially in multi-level living spaces.
Noise from the upper floor caused by footsteps, moving furniture or falling items can become an annoying problem for people living in townhouses, apartments or two-storey homes.
The new Dunlop AcoustiCushion is Dunlop’s thickest foam carpet underlay yet and is backed by over 40 years of experience. AcoustiCushion foam carpet underlay provides excellent sound insulation with the added benefits of making carpet more comfortable and helping maintain its appearance.
Installing a carpet along with AcoustiCushion is an excellent way to control reverberation in the home, which is caused by sound building up within a room due to multiple reflections from hard surfaces. Without suitable floor insulation, reverberation can cause everyday environments such as open plan offices, homes and schools to be noisy and acoustically unpleasant.
AcoustiCushion foam carpet underlay is composed of millions of tiny air pockets that trap and absorb sound. With air considered a high performance thermal and acoustic insulator, a higher number of air pockets in the underlay will deliver superior sound insulation.
Key benefits of AcoustiCushion foam carpet underlay:
  • Decreases noise impact through floors and ceilings by up to 68%, surpassing the BCA industry standard
  • High performance thermal insulator keeps homes warmer and helps reduce heating bills
  • Helps extend the life of the carpet
  • With carpet, records a level of 22db