About Fire & Soundproof Insulation
Fire & Soundproof Insulation is a stone wool insulation product for use in interior wall partitions and can be inserted between the joists in your basement ceiling, under the main floor of your house.

Fire & Soundproof Insulation is a stone wool insulation product for use in interior wall partitions and can be inserted between the joists in your basement ceiling, under the main floor of your house. They offer superior fire resistance and acoustical performance. One common brand we use is the SAFE’n’SOUND® by Rockwool. It’s generally available at most building centres and Rockwool claims that their product can withstand heat of more than 2000 degrees F before it melts. Most of our customers choose this product for its sound blocking properties.

Its sound absorption properties are strong for airborne noise, like someone talking or playing music or sound coming from a home theatre system. Made from stone, SAFE’n’SOUND® (https://www.rockwool.com/a/s/lifeisloud/) reduces sound transmission by trapping sound waves and vibrations in the thousands of tiny interconnected spaces created by its unique fibre structure. Sound absorption coefficient of a surface can assume values in the range from 0 (totally reflecting surfaces) to 1 (totally absorbing surfaces). This testing method is very complex but in summary the sound insulation batts reduce noise transfer by 80 – 90%. The batts are best for blocking out airborne noise.

They do not work so well at reducing the transfer of impact noise like someone dancing on a hardwood floor on the main floor of a house while someone else want quiet time in the basement. Resilient channel fastened perpendicular to the joists before drywall is installed can help with this. This being said, the sound batts are very adequate and suitable for most residential situations when finishing a basement.

Cost – a general rule of thumb to install the sound batts in an open ceiling between the joists of an unfinished basement is $2.00 per sq. ft. including both materials and labour. In relation to the total cost of finishing a basement, installing sound insulation represents between 2.5 – 3% of total costs.

For more information, please contact us at 705-444-2564 or email scott@mintcon.ca. To book a FREE design consultation and quote appointment.

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Anne-Marie M
20:06 09 Aug 20
The popcorn ceiling removal and painting far exceeded even my highest expectations. The result is flawless and adds... height and a modern , clean feel to my home. The crew from Mintcon prepped and cleaned up with respect for my home and my allergies and were a pleasure to deal with. Thank you Scott, Mo and Mike for transforming my home and adding beauty and value!!! I just can't believe it's the same house! Amazing!!read more
Linda Haldenby
Linda Haldenby
13:18 08 Jul 20
I was extremely pleased with Mintcon’s recent renovation of my basement. I provided some inspiration photos and the end... result was very consistent with my expectations. My vision included a feature wall with linear fireplace and mantel, shelves on both sides of the fireplace, and a dog niche under the stairs. In addition, a 2 piece bathroom was constructed. Scott and his team were professional and took good care to minimize dust and debris by using dust extractors on their power tools. Scott communicated continually throughout the process to keep me informed of their timing, supply chain challenges and any issues that arose. I would definitely recommend Mint-con and would not hesitate to recommend them or use them again.read more
Steven and Nancy Thurston.
Steven and Nancy Thurston.
17:12 05 Jul 20
I want to thank the Mintcon team ( Scott, George, Rene and Mo) for the wonderful job on planning and completing our... finished basement. Scott ensured we were always well informed at every stage of the process and that we were pleased with how things were progressing. The quality of the workmanship is excellent and at the end of each day everything was cleaned and ready for the next day of work.We definitely recommend the Mintcon team to anyone looking to have quality work and renovations done in their homes.read more
Jay MacLaurin
Jay MacLaurin
09:50 17 May 20
The communication was excellent. There are always unexpected situations that arise and that’s where the communication... was so helpful. Not necessarily the lowest cost but the quality of workmanship provided value. I would recommend Mintcon to anyone looking to start a remodeling project.read more
17:36 16 Feb 20
I contracted Scott (Mintcon) to take care of installing some fixtures in my new home which entailed some challenging... heights, as well as electrical, drywall and painting work. Scott and his team did an excellent job on all of the work and they were meticulous in their attention to detail. They ensured I was completely satisfied and kept my home clean and organized throughout the duration of the work. They are very customer-service oriented, pleasant and professional. I have recommended Scott to other friends already and will contract him again in the future for any additional work I require.read more
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