Acoustic & sports flooring that can be used in conjunction with most floorcoverings, as well as underfloor heating systems.

The unique InstaCradle from The Flooring Connection is the primary component in building high performance acoustic and sports floors which can accommodate a variety of floor coverings. These versatile, long lasting and environmentally friendly cradles are manufactured in South Africa by Van Dyck from recycled truck tyres and are guaranteed for 60 years.

Widely used in refurbishments, conversions and new build projects around the world, InstaCradle is used in conjunction with cradle packers and timber battens which are then overlaid with chipboard, plywood or a hardwood to produce raised floors that can accommodate underfloor services. They deliver extremely high levels of acoustic performance for both airborne and impact sound while the sports varieties offer high performance floors that meet stringent European standards for all sporting and leisure activities.

The cradles are quick and easy to install as they are placed directly onto the sub-floor without fixing. There is also no need for self-levelling screeds since the cradles, with their cradle packers and base packers, provide a unique floor levelling system.

Once installed, the cradles require no maintenance, are unaffected by water and can be used in areas with abnormal loadings. They are suitable for use in conjunction with underfloor heating systems and will support a range of floor finishes including wood, carpets and ceramic tiles.

Durable and long lasting, InstaCradles are true ‘cradle-to-cradle’ products that are fully recyclable. The cradle and batten flooring is a lightweight system that minimises structural loadings, reduces truck movements to and from site and eliminates wet screeds, drying times and contract delays.