How To Insulate a Floor using EcoQuilt Expert or YBS SuperQuilt
How To Insulate your Suspended or Floating Timber Floors using our high performing multifoil insulation materials such as EcoQuilt Expert and YBS SuperQuilt.
This method is guaranteed to save on space, cost and installation time compared to using Kingspan and Celotex.
If you are looking for an insulation material to lay directly on top of your existing floorboards or laminate, please see our EcoTec FloorFoam
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Installing over existing joists
Start by removing the existing floorboards to expose all joists. We then recommend running the multifoil perpendicular to joists and cutting at each end, allowing enough material to recess the quilt into the joists.
To save on headheight, you can now recess the multifoil into the joists. We recommend using a 50mm batten as a guide and stapling along the top and sides of each batten. If preferred you can use our Multifoil Saddle Clips.
Taping and Sealing with ThermaSeal Foil Tape
Next tape and seal around the perimeter with ThermaSeal Foil Joining Tape. This will prevent drafts from rising through the flooring. We recommend overlapping each layer of Multifoil by 50mm and leaving the overlaps untaped, to allow the timbers to breathe.
You can then proceed to install the floorboards back over the joists and insulation. This will then have created an air cavity on either side of the insulation.
Disclaimer – Ecohome-Insulation cannot be held responsible for any losses financially or physically from advice provided in this How-To-Guide.
SuperQuilt & EcoQuilt should always be installed as per the manufacturers recommendations and data sheets.
We always recommend using good building practice when installing our products