Ceramic Tile Impact Sound Insulation - Sylcer


SylCer Imapct Sound Insualtion for Ceramic Tiles

Sylcer is an innovative, high performance product ideal for acoustically upgrading existing buildings during renovation work on ceramic tiled floors. Sylcer is a high density, low thickness recycled rubber mat made of SBR and EPDM rubber, that dampens and absorbs noise transmission from footfall and other types of impact noise.

It  is  laid  directly  onto  existing  floors  without  removing existing tiles, or onto existing concrete screeds ready to receive the new ceramic or stone finish tiles directly onto the acoustic insulation.

Sylcer is the only impact sound insulation that has been tested to an improvement value of 17dB according to ISO140-8.


  •     Minimal thickness        
  •     For use under ceramic or stone tiling    
  •     Can be used on existing tiled floors  
  •     Easy installation
  •     Eco-friendly - manufactured from recycled materials

Sylcer is ideal for sound insulation in the following applications:

  • Ceramic or natural stone floor resurfacing
  • Acoustic remediation of existing floors to meet local regulations
  • Suitable for use with underfloor heating







Sylcer Imapact Sound Insulation for Ceramic Tiles

Ln,w (Impact Sound Pressure Level) - 61dB
This figure measures how much sound reaches the receiving room. The lower the figure the better.

Rw ( Airborne Sound Transmission Loss) - 53dB
This figure refers to the ability of the floor to provide sound insulation. The higher the number, the better the sound insulation.

3mm acoustic insulation supplied in rolls and produced using granules of SBR (Styrene Butadiene Rubber) and EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) compacted using a polyurethane adhesive in a hot process. The colour of the product is black and is supplied in rolls 20m long, 1.25m wide. Density is 820 kg/m2.

Acoustic Insulation for reduction of impact sound/noise beneath ceramic or stone floor tiles

Description Standard Sylcer
Thickness mm - 3
Density Kg/m3 - 820
Impact Sound Improvement ( ΔLw) dB ISO 140-8 17(*)
Thermal Conductivity Coefficient (λ) W/m°K EN 12667 0.12
Fire Resistance   DIN 4102 B2

* Concrete floor, levelled screed 50mm, Sylcer glued to the screed, 10mm ceramic tiles glued to the Sylcer mat


Sylcer ceramic tile sound insulation is fixed directly onto the screed using a suitable adhesive. It is disconnected from the perimeter walls with a self adhesive flanking strip. The ceramic tiles are then fixed directly to the sound insulation mat using a flexible adhesive and then grouted.