Larry Lyons has been involved in the construction industry
in a sales and marketing capacity for more than 30 years. He joined Amorim Cork
Composites in 2001 and became involved with the field of Sound Control
Underlayments for hard surface flooring. Along with the everyday duties of
Sales Marketing and Technical Director for the AcoustiCORK product line, he is
also deeply involved in the development and testing of new products and
To make an intelligent decision about what type of sound control product to specify or install, it is important to understand what is required by the Building Code and what the performance standards of STC and IIC actually mean.
control for hard surface flooring applications in multi-family construction can
be a confusing and controversial topic. With the large number of multi-family
and condo projects built over the last few years and the increased interest in
“downtown living,” even in smaller urban markets and in suburban areas, and
with those clients demanding more hard surface flooring materials, there has
been increased attention focused on this issue.