Acoustic underlayment membrane

The Mapesonic RM acoustic underlayment from Mapei is a rubber membrane designed to reduce the passage of ambient and impact sound transmissions for ceramic tile and stone installations. Composed of dense post-consumer rubber, the product is available in thicknesses of 3/16 in. or 5 mm (Mapesonic RM 5), as well as 3/8 in. or 10 […]

Floor warming system provides sound control and thermal break

Ditra-Heat-Duo from Schluter Systems is an electric floor warming system with an integrated thermal break and sound control. The relatively thin thermal break on the underside of the membrane allows the system to warm tiled floors up to 70 percent faster over concrete substrates by directing heat to the tile, not to the subfloor. The […]

Membrane eliminates substrate stress transmission

The Fracture Ban membrane from Laticrete is said to be a high-performance, pliable, light weight peel and stick product designed for use under thin-bed adhesives for ceramic tile, stone and other hard surface installations. The reinforced membrane performs as an anti-fracture and an acoustical underlayment system, the company says, that eliminates the transmission of stresses […]

Mats provide sound control

Maxxon has introduced the Acousti-Mat HP series of sound control mats. Acousti-Mat II HP, Enkasonic HP and Acousti-Mat 3 HP provide upgraded sound control through the addition of an acoustical fabric that is laminated to the bottom of the mat’s entangled mesh core. Topped with a Maxxon underlayment, Acousti-Mat II HP increases the acoustical performance […]

Minimum charges

Flowcrete America’s new Flowcoat ESD epoxy flooring system is presented as ideal for commercial or institutional environments in which electrostatic discharge is a concern. It creates a high-performance, visually appealing floor that prevents potentially hazardous static charge build up. The reformulated 100-percent solids epoxy system meets the ANSI/ESD S20.20 standard for flooring (less than 35 megohms resistance). Flowcrete says Flowcoat ESD exhibits very low body voltage generation. The flooring is also solvent free and […]

It’s easy

The DriTac 7700 Easy Clean 4-in-1 is an enhanced MS polymer wood-flooring adhesive with sound and moisture-control features. This product is designed to be easy-to-clean off the surface of hardwood flooring — wet or dry — and is a single-component moisture-curing adhesive with no VOCs, no solvents and no isocyanates. The DriTac 7700 Easy Clean […]

The sound barrier

Go Resilient is now offering InstaLay, a clean, quick, and easy-to-install underlayment product, across Canada. Designed to increase acoustic flooring performance, InstaLay also improves comfort and increases design choice. InstaLay is manufactured in South Africa for U.K.-headquartered InstaFloor, and is a rubber-crumb underlay made from over 80 percent recycled tire rubber. The product doesn’t degrade […]