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Sound Ratings Cross-Reference Table - All Underlayment Types

QuietWalk QuietWalk Plus QuietWalk Luxury Vinyl Insulayment SoundBuffer SoundStepXL SoundStep Luxury Vinyl DuoFoam TruFuze Armor AbsorbaSound MoistureBlock
IIC Sound Rating 71 71 70 60 68 67 70 50 68 64 n/a
STC Sound Rating 66 66 62 50 64 62 62 n/a 63 63 n/a
Delta Sound Rating 24 24 28 n/a n/a 23 22 n/a 24 n/a n/a

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Quick Cross-Reference Spec Table - All Underlayment Types

QuietWalk QuietWalk Plus QuietWalk Luxury Vinyl Insulayment SoundStepXL SoundStep Luxury Vinyl DuoFoam TruFuze Armor AbsorbaSound MoistureBlock
Laminate Floors X X X   X X X X X X
Floating Engineered Wood X X X     X X X X X
Nail-Down Engineered Wood   X   X         X  
Glue-Down Engineered Wood   X   X   X     X  
Glue-Down Wood   X   X   X     X  
Nail-Down Wood   X   X         X  
Floating Engineered/Rigid Core Vinyl Plank (EVP) X X X   X       X X
Glue-down Engineered Vinyl Plank (EVP)   X X   X       X  
Glue-down WPC/SPC   X 5mm or thicker X   X          
Floating WPC/SPC X > 5mm X > 5mm X   X       X X
Floating Luxury Vinyl Plank X > 5mm X > 5mm X   X       X X
Luxury Vinyl Tile or Plank     X;   X       X  
Tile or Stone       X         X  
Underlayment Thickness 0.125 in 0.125 in 1.4 mm 0.11 in 1 mm 2 mm 0.08 in 2.5 mm 2 mm - 12 mm 0.006 in
Weight per Roll 12 lbs 12 lbs 9 lbs 14 lbs 3 lbs 2.5 2.5 lbs 5 lbs varies w/thickness 3 lbs
Weight (oz/sq ft) 1.84 1.84   2.38     0.12 0.63 varies w/thickness N/A
Density (lb/cu ft) 11.04 11.04 18.28 16.22 8 5 1.125 4 44 N/A
Concrete Emissions alloance (Higher the number the better) lbs/1000 sq ft/day 5 7 6 N/A 3 3 3 Over 10 N/A High
WVTR (lower the number the better) lb/1,000 sq ft/day 1.4 1.87 1.31 No Moisture Barrier 0.18 0.16 0.419 0.15 No Moisture Barrier Complete Moisture Protection
R-Value 0.58 0.58 0.34 0.57 0.24 0.24 0.28 0.35 0.16 N/A
Materials Recycled textile materials Recycled textile materials Recycled textile materials Recycled textile materials Blended Cross Link - Polyethylene & polypropylene Blended Cross Link - Polyethylene & polypropylene Polyethylene 100% recycled Polyethylene materials with MOPP film 96% pre-consumed recycled rubber Polyethylene
Certifications GREENGUARD Gold for low emissions UL2818 GREENGUARD Gold for low emissions UL2818 GREENGUARD Gold for low emissions UL2818 GREENGUARD Gold for low emissions UL2818 Carpet and Rug Institute - Green Label Plus N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Available with self-sealing lip & tape X X X   Optional w/ Lip Only   Optional w/ Lip Only X   X

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