You may ask “Why would I use soundproofing or impact reduction flooring?”
The answer to this questions is that you want to either block the sound coming up from your downstairs neighbor or you want to reduce the amount of sound (impact and airborne) that is traveling through your floor and their ceiling. You may also want to change your finish flooring from a soft material such as carpet and padding to a hard material such as wood, ceramic tile or marble. The hard material finish floors tend to create more impact sound for your neighbor so the “soundproofing” underlay helps to reduce the impact noise and also provides some airborne noise transmission reduction. The following products provide a good, better and best option for reducing both impact noise and airborne noise through a floor/ceiling partition.