Can be used with a variety of floating floor types.
Allows fasteners to penetrate through it.
Allows adhesives to adhere for glue down application.
Provides excellent acoustical performance, when compared to traditional polyethylene foam underlayment.
Dense material will minimize the amount of denting and telescoping conformity the planks or tile can have to the subfloor.
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When installing SoundBuffer underneath a floating floor, please use a high quality duct tape at the seams. If you are using the double-glue or nail-down installation method, that is not required.
SoundBuffer will help reduce minor subfloor imperfections, however it is not a substitute for proper subfloor preparation. Please ensure your subfloor is within tolerances of your flooring manufacturer prior to installing SoundBuffer.
If you are looking for a test report please send an email to [email protected] and specify the product and type of report you are needing. We would be more than happy to email you a copy of any testing data that we have.
It is not recommended to use any underlayment beneath peel and stick tile.
SoundBuffer has an IIC rating of 68. To view specific test reports on all of our products, please visit our Knowledge Center and click on Underlayment Sound Test Tool.
SoundBuffer is suitable for use with most flooring adhesives. We defer to your flooring manufacturer’s guidance on selecting a specific product.
SoundBuffer does not prevent or protect from moisture in your concrete slab. We recommend selecting an underlayment from our QuietWalk family of underlayments. The QuietWalk products have a recycled fiber construction that wicks harmful moisture from the slab and allows it to safely evaporate, while protecting your new flooring with the bonded vapor barrier.
No, SoundBuffer is not approved for use with ceramic tile. We recommend Insulayment for a ceramic tile application.
SoundBuffer is approved for use with radiant heat systems. We recommend pairing with our QuietWarmth Radiant Heat Systems.
SoundBuffer is not approved for use under sheet vinyl. Sheet vinyl is very thin and pliable; you could see issues with damage, wear, telegraphing, etc. SoundBuffer is approved for luxury vinyl tile or plank, laminate, and hardwood.
SoundBuffer is not recommended for use on walls.
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