Underlayment Suppresses & Inhibits Noise Transfer
4/13/2015 RETROFIT MAGAZINE
Underlayment Suppresses and Inhibits Noise Transfer
Contractors installing a variety of hard surface flooring in new homes, condos, multi-family housing, and hospitality settings can now stock the job site with one “universal” underlayment. VersaWalk from MP Global Products LLC offers superior performance under nail-down or glue-down wood, floating laminate and engineered wood. The underlayment can be floated, nailed or glued.
Odorless and non-allergenic, VersaWalk is composed of at least 90 percent post-industrial/pre-consumer textile fibers, scrap material otherwise destined for landfill.
Randomly air-laid filaments create a capillary effect to cushion the floor, dampen ambient sound and absorb impact sound. VersaWalk suppresses noise within the room and inhibits the transfer of noise into rooms below.
VersaWalk also adds an R-Value of 0.50 to the floor system, creating a thermal break to the flooring assembly that helps keep floors warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
VersaWalk also features an effective moisture management system. The attached 3-mil moisture barrier protects wood and laminate floors from harmful moisture. Provided the source of water such as a leak is stopped, VersaWalk’s absorbent padding will wick water and disperse it throughout the pad until it eventually evaporates or escapes through the subfloor.
Available in a 3-foot width 100-square-foot rolls, VersaWalk is suitable for residential and commercial use over most types of industry approved new and existing substrates including concrete, 3/4-inch plywood, and OSB and radiant heated floors operating below 85 F. VersaWalk carries a transferable lifetime warranty.
Posted on: Monday, April 13, 2015
Last modified on: Thursday, April 16, 2015