Silent -Tread Rubber Acoustical Underlayment

acoustical rubber underlaymentWhat is Silent-Tread Sound Reduction Underlayment?

Silent-Tread is an acoustical underlayment designed to dramatically reduce room-to-room and in-room ambient noise. Silent-Tread exceeds national building code and property association sound reduction requirements.  Silent-Tread is the superior choice for High-Rises, Office Buildings, Hotels, Multi-Family Homes or just for the personal comfort of the homeowner.

Easy and fast to install, not only does Silent-Tread help reduce minor sub-floor imperfections, it lies flat. Versatile to use with most floor constructions, concrete or wood, and surfaces of laminate, hardwood, engineered wood and tile. Silent-Tread provides a 20-year Limited Lifetime Warranty - regardless of flooring brand or type of floor* when installed correctly.

In head-to-head sound testing, Silent-Tread outperformed the competition.  Silent-Tread’s dense recycled rubber granules provide superior compression resistance so you can enjoy its benefits much longer than with most other underlayments.

rubber underlaymentWhy is Underlayment So Important?

“Your floor is only as good as the surface it is installed over.” Recent innovations in laminate, hardwood, engineered wood and tile continue to exhibit the “hollow” or “pingy” sound with foot traffic, voices, radio, TV, etc. When Silent-Tread is the underlayment of choice,  Silent-Tread absorbs the sound waves inside the room and blocks other sound transmission to the room below.

Silent-Tread incorporates antimicrobial additive to inhibit the growth of mold, bacteria and algae. Silent-Tread XL (with vapor barrier) dissipates moisture, reducing potential harm to the flooring above and the subfloor below*.

Silent-Tread is fabricated from thousands of small rubber granules and offers superior underfoot comfort for standing, walking or exercising. The weight and durability of  Silent-Tread allows Us to provide a limited warranty for the life of the floor. Other underlayments fail to provide the firmness necessary to resist compression from foot traffic and/or heavy furniture.

* Always follow flooring manufacturer’s written installation instructions. Silent-Tread XL (with vapor barrier) or other waterproof membrane should be used when installing over new concrete or concrete at or below grade level and wherever the flooring manufacturer recommends a vapor barrier. Waterproof membranes, if any, should be facing up toward the flooring surface. If moisture exceeds flooring manufacturer’s specifications, follow their installation procedures for moisture control.


Technical Data:

Product:
Silent-Tread:

75 sf: 2mm by 30” wide by 30’ long, 30lb per roll

Item Test Standard Rating
8” concrete with Hardwood in Field FIIC ASTM E1007 and E989 63
6” concrete in Lab IIC ASTM E492 and E989 51
6” concrete in Lab STC ASTM E90 and E413 54
6” concrete with Hardwood in Lab Delta IIC ASTM E2179 21
6” concrete with Laminate in Field FIIC (Field Impact Sound Transmission) ASTM E1007 and E989 Pending
6” concrete with Laminate in Field FSTC (Field Sound Transmission Loss) ASTM E336 and E413 Pending
Density Per Cubic Foot ASTM 3574 49.3
Compression Resistance @25% (CFD) ASTM D3574 65.0
Compression Set @25% ASTM D3574 at 78 degrees for 22 hours (%) 14
Flammability Pill Test CPSC Std. FF 1-70 Passed
R-Value Resistance ASTM C518 0.14
Tensile Strength PSI ASTM D412 129

Ordering:

  1. Product Specifications - Standard orders:

    18 rolls of 75sf each per pallet for 1,350sf total. Pallet weight is 540 pounds at 30” L X 27” H X 37 W. A truckload has 13 rows of 3 pallets wide by 2 pallets high for 105,300sf and 42,120#. The rolls set in plastic cradles that hold them in place after the banding is removed. A half truck is 42 pallets for 56,700sf. Minimum order is one pallet.

    Silent-Tread:

    75 sf: 2mm by 30” wide by 30’ long, 30lb per roll
    18 rolls per pallet

    Silent-Tread XL (with vapor barrier)*:

    75 sf: 2mm by 30” wide by 30’ long, 31lb per roll
    18 rolls per pallet

  2. Other Rubber Sound Reduction Underlayment:

    Silent-Tread 1/8”:

    200 sf: 4’ wide by 50’ long, 104lb per roll
    16 rolls per pallet

    Item Test Standard Rating
    8” concrete with Hardwood in Field FIIC ASTM E1007 and E989 62
    6” concrete in Lab IIC ASTM E492 and E989 53
    6” concrete in Lab STC ASTM E90 and E413 54
    6” concrete with Hardwood in Lab Delta IIC ASTM E2179 21

    Silent-Tread ¼”:

    200 sf: 4’ wide by 50’ long, 209lb per roll
    8 rolls per pallet

    Item Test Standard Rating
    8” concrete with Hardwood in Field FIIC ASTM E1007 and E989 62
  3. Primary Flooring in Custom Colors and Sizes. Suitable for Fitness Centers, Schools, Hospitals, Hotels, Retirement Centers, Day Care Facilities, Libraries, Ski Lodges, Ice Rinks and other high traffic areas where durability, appeal, underfoot comfort and sound absorbing features are required.

Summary Install Instructions**

Floating Floor  (detailed instructions)

  1. Check for subfloor moisture content. Always consult the flooring manufacturer’s written installation instructions, particularly with regard to moisture protection practices*. In most instances Silent-Tread XL (with vapor barrier) will meet the flooring manufacturer’s requirements.
  2. Be certain the subfloor is clean, dry, smooth, level and structurally sound. Ensure that any nail heads are flush, smooth out any other sharp subfloor protrusions and fill any holes, gaps or indentation's.
  3. Starting in a corner, unroll  Silent-Tread over the subfloor. Silent-Tread should be laid out perpendicular to the finished surface flooring to reduce seams.
  4. Fit the perimeter edge at least ¼” from the wall by cutting to size. Roll out the next underlayment row in the same manner while butting each roll seam together tightly. Do not allow peaking or overlapping of seams.
  5. Make certain there are no attachments or penetrations through  Silent-Tread. If any, seal all tears or penetrations using duct tape or other utility grade, poly-coated cloth backed tape with an aggressive adhesive.
  6. With Silent-Tread XL (with vapor barrier), tape all underlayment seams, tears, or penetrations using duct tape or other utility grade, poly-coated cloth backed tape with an aggressive adhesive.
  7. Install the surface flooring according to the flooring manufacturer’s written installation instructions.

Glue-Down Floor (detailed instructions)

  1. Consult the flooring manufacturer’s written installation instructions*. Be certain the subfloor is clean, dry, smooth, level and structurally sound. Ensure that any nail heads are flush, smooth out any other sharp subfloor protrusions and fill any holes, gaps or indentation's.
  2. Starting in a corner, unroll Silent-Tread over the subfloor. Silent-Tread should be laid out perpendicular to the finished surface flooring to reduce seams.
  3. Fit the perimeter edge at least 1/8” from the wall by cutting to size. Roll out the next underlayment row in the same manner while butting each roll seam together tightly. Do not allow peaking or overlapping of seams.
  4. Remove fitted sections making sure to note their location in the installation.
  5. Starting in the farthest corner of the room, apply adhesive using a 1/8” x 1/16” x 1/8” V-notch trowel, making sure there is full coverage of the adhesive over the subfloor. Spread the adhesive at right angles to the seams in order to prevent oozing. Approved adhesive for gluing Silent-Tread must be polyurethane based, do not use petroleum based adhesives.
  6. Follow immediately with Silent-Tread underlayment making sure the adhesive is still open, and apply even and full pressure to assure a full bond between the adhesive and Silent-Tread. Use a 50+ pound roller to ensure proper adhesive transfer rolling the width and then the length.
  7. Make certain there are no attachments or penetrations through Silent-Tread. If any, seal all tears or penetrations using duct tape or other utility grade, poly-coated cloth backed tape with an aggressive adhesive.
  8. Allow to dry per adhesive manufacturer’s instructions and install the surface flooring according to the flooring manufacturer’s written installation instructions.

* Always follow flooring manufacturer’s written installation instructions. Silent-Tread XL (with vapor barrier) or other waterproof membrane should be used when installing over new concrete or concrete at or below grade level and wherever the flooring manufacturer recommends a vapor barrier. Waterproof membranes, if any, should be facing up toward the flooring surface. If moisture exceeds flooring manufacturer’s specifications, follow their installation procedures for moisture control.

** Always follow  Silent-Tread’s detailed installation instructions.


Warranty:

LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
  1. Silent-Tread Acoustical Underlayment is guaranteed to be free of manufacturing defects in material and workmanship for 20 years from the original date of purchase, by the original purchaser (“Warranty Period”). This warranty is not transferable. If there are defects in material and workmanship during the Warranty Period, RB Rubber Products, Inc. will replace or repair the product, as described herein, at no cost to the owner/end-user.
  2. New Century Northwest LLC. shall not be liable for any damage, loss or claim whatsoever unless the material is installed according to the written instructions provided by US. and used only as intended.
  3. THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER DISSATISFACTION OR PROBLEMS OR OTHER DAMAGE TO THE MATERIALS AS DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLETE MANUFACTURER WARRANTY STATEMENT. FOR A COPY OF THE COMPLETE MANUFACTURER WARRANTY, OBTAIN THE COMPLETE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.
  4. The warranty is limited to the repair or replacement of products, as more particularly described in the Complete Manufacturer Warranty, which are shown to be defective during the Warranty Period. The owner/end-user agrees not to advance any claim for any other measure of damage or loss. New Century Northwest LLC. shall not be liable for installation, disassembly, removal, disposal, return shipping, or other similar costs.
  5. THERE IS NO WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NOR ANY OTHER WARRANTIES WHICH EXTEND BEYOND THE DESCRIPTION ON THE FACE HEREOF.
  6. NO AGENT OR REPRESENTATIVE OF NEW CENTURY NORTHWEST LLC HAS ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED AUTHORITY TO MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION, PROMISE OR GUARANTEE NOT STATED HEREIN.
  7. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS FURTHER SUBJECT TO THE CONDITIONS, LIMITATIONS, AND EXCLUSIONS PROVIDED ON THE COMPLETE MANUFACTURER WARRANTY STATEMENT. FOR A COPY OF THE COMPLETE MANUFACTURER WARRANTY, OBTAIN THE COMPLETE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.

 
 Silent Tread Rubber Acoustical Underlayment
Thickness
Size
Color
SKU#
Wt. Roll
Density
Pallet Qty.
5/64"
2 mm
4' x 25'
Natural
31B48A002500
29 lbs.
45 lbs. cu. ft.
24
5/64"
2 mm
4' x 50'
Natural 31B48A005000 58 lbs.
45 lbs. cu. ft
20
1/8"
3.2 mm
4' x 25'
Natural 31D48A002500 50 lbs.
45 lbs. cu. ft 20
1/8"
3.2 mm
4' x 50'
Natural 31D48A005000 100 lbs.
45 lbs. cu. ft 16
1/4"
6.4 mm
4' x 25'
Natural 31K48A002500 100 lbs.
45 lbs. cu. ft 12
1/4"
6.4 mm
4' x 50'
Natural 31K48A005000 200 lbs
45 lbs. cu. ft 8
Other thicknesses available on request
Silent Tread XL Underlayment  with Vapor Barrier
5/64"
2 mm
30" x 30"
Natural 31B30B00XL-G 200 lbs.
45 lbs. cu. ft 8










 



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