With the growing demand for hard surface flooring including hardwood, laminate and vinyl, there is a growing need for sound-reduction underlayment to alleviate noise caused both directly and indirectly by hard flooring surfaces.
Posted: May 7, 2020
Amorim’s CorkFusionn is a blend of cork and recycled EVA foam. The EVA material is derived from the production of shoes and using it keeps millions of pounds of non-degrading material out of the waste stream.
Made with high-density polyurethane foam, Silencer LVT Acoustical underlayment is suitable for glue down and floating LVT, WPC, and SPC vinyl plank flooring installations, reducing floor noise by providing sound absorption.
Mapesonic RM is a high-performance acoustic underlayment designed to reduce the passage of ambient and impact sound transmissions for ceramic tile and stone installations. Composed of dense post-consumer rubber, Mapesonic RM provides the dual uses of sound reduction and crack isolation. It is ideal for multi-floor arrangements like apartments, condominiums, college dormitories, classrooms and office buildings. In addition to noise reduction, Mapesonic RM carries a lifetime warranty when it is used in combination with Mapei’s tile and stone installation products.
Fracture Ban is a high performance, pliable, lightweight peel and stick membrane designed for use under thin-bed adhesives for ceramic tile, stone and other hard surface installations. This reinforced high strength membrane performs as a crack isolation and an acoustical underlayment system that eliminates the transmission of stresses from the substrate while dampening the transmission of impact and airborne noise through the floor to the room below. The unique design of Fracture Ban being a peel-and-stick membrane allows for usage in both commercial and residential settings where a quick, dependable turnaround is required.
Acousti-Mat is Maxxon’s sound control solution for new construction. Composed of entangled mesh that is encapsulated in Maxxon’s gypsum underlayment, Acousti-Mat incorporates thickness to match how you specify sound control. For use over new or existing underlayment or concrete, Acousti-Top is a topical solution that is either loose laid or glued down onto the substrate with floor goods directly applied.
QuietWalk’s family of underlayments signature composition is made from a blend of recycled materials that would have normally ended their life in a landfill. These fibers are crafted into high performance padding that maximize the floor’s potential by reducing unwanted noise as well as protection against harmful subfloor moisture and proper un-crushing support for the joints of the floor.
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