Sound Buffer is engineered to suppress impact sound and floor to ceiling noise. IIC and STC sound tests have earned excellent ratings. For example, the IIC Test of a 6-inch concrete subfloor with no ceiling assembly with luxury vinyl planks floor covering results in a rating of 52 that exceeds the standard for high-rise installations.
Sound Buffer features a 1.2-millimeter thickness, a density of 25 pounds per cubic foot, and a compression set of 16 percent—a carefully engineered combination that helps minimize impressions and indentations that can occur with luxury vinyl flooring. It also has a thermal resistance of 0.205, and is antimicrobial treated.
Sound Buffer carries Green Label Plus Certification for Low-Emitting Materials from the Carpet and Rug Institute and can contribute to earning LEED Credit EQ 4.3 (low-emitting materials), LEED Credit MRc5.1-5.2 for Regional Content 20=30 percent; and LEED Credit IEQp3 Minimum Acoustical Performance. And post-consumer use, it is 100 percent recyclable.
Sound Buffer is available in 36-inch wide, 200-square-foot rolls, with or without seam tape.