SOFT-LAY, THE SOUNDPROOF ELEMENT UNDER THE STRUCTURE
Soft-lay is the ideal solution for guaranteeing the minimum acoustic impact of a raised floor, while maintaining its technical characteristics. Raised flooring rests on a steel structure that can experience small movements, when subject to dynamic (radial) loads. These are mainly transmitted at the pedestal base of the metal structure used for raising: the contact between the steel it is made of and the slab on which it is resting can cause noises and creaking, which can be perceived in the surrounding environments, as well as in those underneath. In order to address this issue and to make the raised floor compliant with the law in terms of “Passive acoustic requirements in buildings”, Newfloor has introduced Soft-lay, an element made of a polymer with a particular structure. When it is placed between the base of the steel structure and the supporting surface, normally consisting of a concrete slab, it serves as an actual sound-proofing cushion, ‘interrupting’ the frequency of the sound and therefore the transmission of noise between storeys, and making the use of a raised floor extremely comfortable.