MP Global Creates Acoustic Underlayments

From :  Residential Building Products and Technology

MP Global Products Creates Acoustic Underlayment for Floating Floors

Wednesday, Oct 1 2014

Posted by:
Nigel F. Maynard

MP Global Products has developed a sound-suppressing underlayment that is designed for use under floating or glue-down luxury vinyl flooring.

The company said its LuxWalk underlayment is ideal for condos, high rise apartment complexes and anywhere where sound control between floors is required.

Norfolk, Nebraska-based MP Global Products said LuxWalk measures 25/1000 ins. thick and features an engineered, heavy-duty design that adds the right amount of cushioning under vinyl flooring. The product also retards movement of vinyl flooring, helping reduce abrasion of a floor's underside.

“Because luxury vinyl flooring can easily compress to the base on which it rests when pressure is applied to it, underlayment with good compression resistance is important,” the company said. “LuxWalk … enhances LVF’s performance, minimizing impressions and indentations that can occur in the finished floor.”

LuxWalk is made from polyethylene film that incorporates blended recycled polyester fiber derived from soda bottles and contributes to LEED credits.

The product is available in roles measuring 3 ft. by 66 ft. 8 ins.

Posted on: Friday, October 3, 2014
Last modified on: Friday, October 3, 2014

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