Vinyl flooring industry has developed new Wood/Stone-plank/Tile floors that are both beautiful, and virtually maintenance free. There are many reasons why you may want to know how to soundproof vinyl flooring. Perhaps you are being disturbed by sounds coming from the floor below, or you don’t want to disturb others below when walking across the floors. Maybe you do not want to put down carpeting, but you don’t like the sound of impacts against your floor, either.
Long considered a cheap option, luxury vinyl floors are now a top choice for high-traffic areas, multi-family residences, rental properties and hospitality projects.We have developed reliable products to significantly reduce footstep-noise for resilient floor coverings.
Soundproof Vinyl Flooring with Underlayment
Recommend our IXPE underlayment.
Key features of our IXPE underlayment:
Our underlayment is made out of cutting-edge IXPE (Irradiated Cross-Linked PolyEthelene), the newest advance in foam technology.
IXPE is a closed-cell foam that is 100% waterproof, and impervious to mildew, mold, rot, and bacteria.
While cork under-layment may resist moisture , in a flood or leaky appliance scenario where significant amounts of water are exposed to the floor for prolonged periods, there is the chance for mold, mildew, and rot to set in.
Due to the closed-cell nature of IXPE, it is an excellent insulator and is used in many instances for its insulating properties.
While sound performance is a complicated topic, our 1.5 mm IXPE has a IIC (Impact Insulation Class) rating of 59-60, compared to 1.5 mm cork at 53-55. IIC specifically relates to impact related sounds.
Compared to cork, IXPE provides superior sound performance.
IXPE is used in the automotive industry to keep the cabin insulated, both in terms of sound and temperature.
SPC Flooring With IXPE Underlayment