MASS LOADED VINYL
Class A American Mass Loaded Vinyl is now the industry standard for soundproofing when you need a Class A soundproofng material that will meet the most stringent building codes. The (MLV for short) is a high grade vinyl that is impregnated with barium salts and silica which give it mass. MLV is a product that was designed as a viable replacement for lead sheeting which as we all know is a hazardous material and very difficult to work with.
This product is used extensively in new construction as well as remodeling projects as a means of blocking unwanted noise from shared wall and ceiling assemblies. It is also very effective in floor /ceiling assemblies to block out unwanted airborne noise such as loud TV’s , stereos, talking and other annoying airborne noises.
Mass Loaded vinyl comes in a 1 Lb version that has a standalone STC value of 26 STC points (STC stands for “Sound Transmission Class”) which equates to a decibel reduction of 26 dB on average. These STC values increase when you add batt insulation and 5/8” drywall.
Mass Loaded Vinyl is easy to apply to any wall or ceiling assembly and can add up to 26 decibels of reduction to these assemblies. Class A America Mass Loaded Vinyl is able to be used free hanging or in plenum areas as it is UL listed and Class A rated. Call the professionals at Soundproofing America, to learn how Class A American Mass Loaded vinyl can improve the soundproof your home, office or industrial space.
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