|Item Weight||14.27 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||24 x 2 x 36 inches|
|Item model number||PR16005955|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||15|
|Special Features||Easy to Install|
STEICO 3 mm 1/8 Inch Wood Fiber Flooring Underlayment for Laminate Vinyl LVT LVP Hardwood Floor 90 SqFt Natural Sound Insulation Barrier
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- Steico's high performance sound control and acoustic improving properties noticeably increase room comfort
- US certified after passing the strictest acoustic tests (6” concrete slab without ceiling assembly) which guarantees best sound proofing
- 100% natural, eco friendly sound proof padding (no poisonous emissions, no VOC, no glue, recyclable) which enhances safety and value of the property
- High compression strength and "Click-lock protection" ensures that floor will not squeak, prevents "springy" effect when walking
- “Vapor Open” technology prevents conditions for mold growth under the floor, works as a natural microclimate regulator
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All-natural acoustic Wood Fiber Underlayment for floating LVT, laminate, engineered and hardwood floors
It is a popular product in Europe and has decades of history, in both residential and commercial applications.
Wood fiber has been utilized to manufacture underlayment for wood floors for more than 50 years worldwide, and by STEICO for more than 30 years.
The popularity of wood fiber-based materials emerges from decades of experience in innovative engineering using natural properties of wood and its high-quality insulation properties, vapor open “breathing” quality, extreme durability, and convenience of installation.
Wood fiber materials have very high heat storage capacity, low thermal conductivity, and great sound insulation properties on minimum thicknesses. It makes wood fiber-based insulating materials economically effective and long-lasting investments for a comfortable and quiet indoor environment.
Wood fiber insulation is an innovative, safe, natural, and high performing alternative to many synthetic insulation options currently on the market.
Enjoy quality floor protection designed by nature
Save time and effort
Experience easy, fast and comfortable installation.
To cut unwanted material off, or to cut the material to overcome pipes or corners, there is no need for any complicated cutting tools.
All the installer needs is a simple commonly available sharp object such as a nail, a knife, a ruler, a screwdriver, or any sharp object available in any home.
- Suitable for floating or nail down type of installation. No glue needed;
- Small pieces of adhesive tape can be used to connect the wood underlayment sheets with each other;
- May be installed in multiple layers;
Benefit from the properties of the natural material
Wood fiber does not lose its shape or qualities over time, making it a great long-term investment
Fibers are bound together by “Lignin”, which is a wood resin that is secreted in the process of milling wood and acts as a binding agent of the wood fibers; a natural glue. This substance is responsible for the durability and sturdiness of the boards.
In order to produce a high-quality product made out of wood fibers, a very precise proportion of Lignin and length of the fibers is required. Only Pine and Spruce are suitable to be utilized in the production of these products.
- Light and easy to handle;
- Excellent insulation for healthy living - Excellent sound protection;
- Only wood fibers! No VOC, no formaldehyde, no glue, no toxic emissions;
- Compensates on minor unevenness, easy leveling, comes in two thicknesses;
- High compression strength for no squeaking and click-lock system protection;
- Unique Vapor Open System - it is a breathable material;
Made in Europe
Quality sound control
The high density of the wood fiber natural insulation means that it is also very effective at reducing both airborne sound like talking, music, traffic noise, and impact sound such as footstep, moving furniture, rain noise through walls, floors, etc.
High compression strength
Ability to hold pressure and not being "foamy", ensures that floor would not squeak at the joints. Underlayment should be solid and flexible rather than soft and elastic. It prevents "floating" and "springy" effect when walking, keeps the floors hard and sturdy under your feet. It also protects locks from breaking and prolongs life of your wood floor.
Compensates on minor unevenness in the concrete
Being somewhat flexible, but not soft, the Underlayment “coats” the bulges in the concrete on it’s bottom layer, remaining hard and sturdy on it’s top. Speed and ease up your installation process.
Installation that meets your needs
Implement solutions that work best for you. May be installed in two or more layers to raise up the level (if needed) or used as an additional sound insulation for walls or ceiling. Ideal for use with underfloor radiant heating systems.
Incredible sound insulating properties and air quality regulation
The wood fibers, like natural hair and wool, are hollow inside, which allows the internal capillaries to conduct water and air through the fibers. This process is responsible for the incredible heat and sound insulating properties of wood fiber materials as well as the Water Vapor Open feature. it is a "breathable material" that allows airflow to circulate.
It can retain moisture to up to 20%-25% of its mass. While the retention of moisture occurs, the fibrous material doesn't lose its thermo-physical properties and sound insulating qualities throughout the process.
It can adapt to changing moisture levels in the air in the space where it is installed. It also works as a natural indoor microclimate regulator in those spaces, due to its capability to absorbs excess moisture from the air, then releases it back when the air is dry. This process minimizes the possibility of stale smells by preventing conditions for mold and mildew growth under the flooring surfaces.
|1/4" All-natural acoustic Wood Fiber Underlayment||Value bundle 1/8" thickness 180 sqft||Pallet quantity, 46 units 1/8" - buy more, pay less||Pallet quantity, 24 units 1/4" - buy more, pay less|
|Unevenness compensation||up to 4 mm||up to 2 mm||up to 2 mm||up to 4 mm|
Specifications and features
|IIC/STC||(6' concrete slab, no ceiling assembly) - 55/50|
|IIC/STC||(estimated 8' concrete slab, with ceiling assembly) - 75/73|
|Installation method||floating, nail down|
|Compression strength||21.32 PSI|
|LVT (vinyl floors)||✔|
|VOC's, toxic free||✔|
|Multiple layers installation||✔|
|Use with radiant heat floors||✔|
Convenient weight and size!
Easy to store and work with. Can be installed by sections. Each package is 90 sqft, 15 sheets, 2x3'.
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Floating 5-6mm rubber underpayment taped to subfloor at joints with double sided carpet tape or attached with polyurethaning adhesive
½-¾” plywood or osb sub flooring layer #2:
laid perpendicular to layer #1 without any joints lining up with layer #1, and with ⅛” gap between each board, with the gap filled in with acoustical flexible caulking as well as the perimeter of the entire subfloor. This layer will be stapled or nailed to, and green glued to the layer beneath to create one solid board that spans the entire floor for the entire house. None of the fosters should be long enough to make it pass layer #1.
½-¾” plywood or osb sub flooring layer #1:
Do not mechanically attach this layer or layer #2 to the structure. This is a floating subfloor. Just caulk between the joints of every adjacent board and around the perimeter, then add the green glue attach layer #2 to layer #1
Another layer of sound absorbing underpayment: you have multiple options here. You can use another 5-6mm rubber underlayment, or you can use cork/rubber mix, or Steico. But don’t use cork by itself. Don’t use a foam underpayment. And if you do use cork/rubber mixed underpayment, add an additional layer of that paper roll used to protect floors when you paint or do drywall, like ram board or rosin core paper or even that tar house wrap paper. The reason is that even though cork may diffuse airborne sound, as should Steico, it’s still a fibrous material that breathes, and you want to separate the air space that this porous underpayment layer exists in from the one where the floating subfloor exists. And unfortunately, plastic sheets for covering furniture when painting is just too fragile. Overlap all the paper or ram board and use duct tape to ensure the air space above and below are completely separated. If you’re using rubber underpayment here, you don’t need this paper layer as rubber already does this for you, so long as you properly tape the edges together. Don’t overlap the rubber.
If you have concrete subfloor:
If you have wood sub flooring:
There needs to be ½-¾” plywood or osb subflooring layer here that’s flat and free of obstructions, level, blah blah blah. This should be mechanically attached to your joist using galvanized deck screws (do not use stainless steel as they will not be able to withstand the sheer force over time without snapping) so that each screw penetrates the wood joist by ¾” attached at the recommended spacing between screws 8” in the field, 6” along the two edges and around the perimeter of the room. If like my building you have diagonally lain 4” wide subfloor boards, screw the subfloor in every 4” wherever there’s a joist just to make sure every one of those diagonally laid boards sandwiches between this subfloor and the joist each has it’s own screw squeezing that 4” board in place so it doesn’t move and squeak in the future.
Joist. Any extra soundproofing added underneath this is your choice. At least add some pink batts. Screw the Roxul. You don’t need something twice as expensive for 1-2 dab in STC. Everything above should cover you for most if not all normal residential STC noise attenuation between floors. But do add 2 layers of ⅝” drywall with green glue downstairs for the ceiling, with or without RSIC clips and hat channels, and don’t use z-channels. They’re too easy to short out accidentally whether you’re a professional or DIYer.
-on this floor layering system, you should be able to install any finished flooring except for LVT or virgin vinyl as contact with rubber will cause staging to bleed thru. If. That’s the flooring you want, switch out the top layer of rubber underlayment with a foam underlayment.
-always use a perimeter isolation strip. They’re foam, they go around the rooms against the walls to prevent all the layers of subflooring, floating or otherwise from making hard contact with any of the walls, thus preventing any flanking noise from traveling thru the structure.
-yes you van carpet on top of this entire flooring club sandwich monstrosity, and yes, even with the rubber underlayment right below the carpet padding. Or you could adhere carpet tiles. It should still stop impact noise from traveling downstairs.
-lastly be realistic. If someone stomps hard upstairs, they will hear it downstairs. But with this system, it should only sound like a soft thud thud thud. I’m talking about 9 year old with a temper tantrum banging and kicking and stomping in circles with smoke coming out of the ears. Otherwise, normal walking with heals on should pretty much be nonexistent noise. Luxury apts have a floor/ceiling assembly with a IIC rating of 65, I believe, and a minimum IIC of 50 for non luxury apts. go for the luxury. It’s worth it!
This product also had the highest Delta IIC rating I could find for an underlayment. The ratings for underlayment are very misleading. They show ratings for IIC and STC that are based on particular configurations of concrete and wood joist subfloors that may exist somewhere, but probably not in my 1980's condo. The Delta IIC, on the other hand, provides a rating that indicates how the underlayment performed in deadening impact noise when added to a subfloor. Thus it is a measure of how the product adds to a subfloor configuration. Maybe this isn't the best way to judge, but when 1/4" of cork has a Delta IIC of 24, you get a pretty good picture that perhaps this 3mm with a Delta IIC of 25 is the real deal for sound deadening.
I had used some roll foam underlayment in two closets and it was a pain in the butt to roll out and get to lie down. These lie flat from the get go and it was much easier to lay down.
Overall, installation took one day and it was easy, recommend!
Das Produkt ist sehr gut! :-)