What are Acoustic Flanking Strips?

What are Acoustic Flanking Strips?

Acoustic Flanking Strips

Acoustic flanking strips are high density polyethylene strips designed to be installed around the perimeter of floor. They help prevent acoustic failure as a result of noise escaping around the floor edges and through to the room below. A floor is first fitted with an acoustic flooring solution (acoustic chipboards, dry screed boards, acoustic battens) and the acoustic flanking strips are installed around the perimeter. When installed correctly they will enable a project to meet Part E Building Regulations and provide occupants with improved living and working conditions.

Installing Acoustic Flanking Strips

Acoustic flanking strips are installed after the acoustic flooring has been installed. It is important that when installing acoustic floor boards that enough space is left around the floor perimeter (use packing shims) to allow acoustic edge strips to be installed. Failure to leave enough space around the floor edge increases the risk of inaccurate installation and acoustic failure.

ResoDeck acoustic chipboard laid on a solid joist timber floor
Acoustic flanking strips are installed around the perimeter of the acoustic flooring system

The acoustic flanking strip installed must span the height of the acoustic floor treatment. It is important that correct acoustic flanking strip is installed. For example a 70mm acoustic batten system will require a wider acoustic flanking strip than a 28mm acoustic chipboard. Skirting boards should then be installed directly on top of the acoustic edge strips. Any edge strip that overhangs, can be removed for appearance purposes.

Acoustic Flanking Strips for Your Project

At Resonate Systems we have made it easy to identify the best acoustic flanking strips for your project. Our technical data sheets highlight the suitable flanking strip for each our acoustic flooring products. If you need further technical advice on the best acoustic edge strips for your project call our technical team now on: 0116 464 7212 or email us here.