MP Global Products announced recently that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued Patent No. US 8,341,910 B2 and Patent No. 8,341,911 B2 to Alan B. Collison and Chad A. Collison, president and vice president, respectively, of MP Global Products. The patents protect MP Global's QuietWalk underlayment for laminate floors that improves acoustic and thermal insulation properties and provides crack resistance.
Issued on January 1, 2013, the patents expand on earlier patents issued to MP Global Products that are directed to its underlayment technology and add to MP Global's protection against counterfeit imitators. The patents are testament to the unique design and superior manufacturing processes that make MP Global Products underlayment the highest performing underlayment for laminate flooring on the market today.
"Underlayment is no place to cut corners. Quality of the entire installation suffers with inferior products of counterfeit imitators," notes Al Collison, also the founder of MP Global Products. "While installed underlayment is unseen, its performance is perceived throughout the life of the floor installation."
Patented, always reliable MP Global underlayments offer unmatched quality and unmatched performance. There are many features that distinguish MP Global's patented underlayments from inferior imitations, including composition, thickness, compression resistance, and compression set.
Unlike other underlayment products, QuietWalk underlayment is third party certified by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) at 94% recycled content and is also SCS certified Indoor Advantage Gold as a contributor to healthy indoor air quality (no VOCs) which clears the way for use in schools, hospitals and government buildings. It is also LEED compliant for use in Green building projects.