Sound control, whether achieved through an adhesive or an underlayment, is an essential component of a hard surface flooring installation. In commercial projects, sound control will help meet building code requirements. In residential homes, a noisy hardwood or resilient could result in an angry callback. FCI convened a panel of industry experts to discuss both adhesive and underlayment systems for sound control.
Our panelists include: Mike Micalizzi, Custom Building Products senior director, technical services; J. Alex Keene, Dependable division manager, floor preparation; David Jackson, DriTac field technical services manager; Arthur Mintie, Laticrete senior technical services director; Jeff Johnson, MAPEI business manager, floor covering installation systems; Beth Lee, Maxxon senior development and project manager; Deanna Summers, MP Global Products marketing coordinator; Brian Petit, NAC Products vice president of operations; John Serraino, QEP vice president of product management; Sean Gerolimatos, Schluter Systems technical director; Blair Roberts, Schönox HPS North America marketing coordinator; Wayne Williams, Stauf director of training and technical/sales support; Mark Lamanno, Titebond/Franklin International technical market manager, flooring; and Brett Fleury, USG product marketing manager, tile and flooring solutions.