Made of long-lasting EPDM rubber, Auralex U-Boat Floor Floaters are our proprietary U-shaped channels used to support framing members and float (isolate and decouple) them from the surrounding structure. With the help of U-Boats, a floated room features greatly improved transmission loss (isolation) and low-frequency definition (translated: a tight, floated room will always sound better!).
U-Boats are molded to fit around the edge of any 2 by X joist. To figure out approximately how many U-Boats to get, just multiply the total square footage of the area you want to float by two-thirds. Auralex U-Boats are the industry's most affordable floating solution and are much easier to use than those exorbitant "pucks" that have been used in the past.
- Decouples floor beams from supporting structure
- Reduces structural vibrations
- New formulation with improved isolation
- Made of long-lasting EPDM rubber
- Molded to fit around edge of any 2 by X joist
- Most effective when combined with other soundproofing constuction
- The larger the vertical air cavity created by the joist, the better the potential decoupling effect
- Most affordable floating solution
WHAT'S IN THE BOX?
- 50-Pack or 300-Pack - Auralex U-Boat Floor Floaters
- Treatment Type: Construction/Insulation
- Size: 2-1/8" W x 1-1/2" H x 2" L
- Thickness: sides=5/16" and base=1/2"
- Pieces Per Box: Box of 50 or 300
- Available Color: Black
- Manufacturer Part No.: UBFF_50PK / UBFF_300PK
Auralex U-Boat Spacing Guidelines:
- If Joist Spacing is 24" o.c.: Space U-Boats 16'' o.c. along the joist minimum and not to exceed 24'' o.c.
- If Joist Spacing is Between 12''-16'' o.c.: Space U-Boats 16'' o.c. along the joist minimum and not to exceed 32'' o.c.
- Most (>99%) of applications will work fine with 16'' o.c. spacing of UBoats along the joist. Spacing further apart will improve low-frequency isolation below 40 Hz. However, spacing should never exceed 32'' o.c.
*o.c. stands for ''on center'' and represents measuring spacing from center-to-center of, say, joists or studs (or U-Boats). This is to prevent confusion caused by sometimes erroneously measuring from edge to edge.