Acoustic flooring is designed to improve upon the acoustic performance of a traditional timber floor. This innovation combines timber I-beams with an anhydrite (a mineral that has acoustic insulation properties) screed covering.
Most noise comes in through 'weak links' in the exterior such as the doors, windows and roof. You can find out about the acoustic properties of doors and windows from your supplier.
A hall or lobby behind the front door can help ensure external noise does not directly disturb other rooms in the home.