Laticrete Releases Sound & Crack Isolation Mat

sound and crack isolation mat
Sound and Crack Isolation Mat by Laticrete International

Laticrete, a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry, has launched 170.5 Sound and Crack Isolation Mat. This mat is a high-performance acoustical underlayment system. It muffles impact noises through ceramic tiles, stone and other hard surfacing materials. The 170.5 Sound & Crack Isolation Mat is a GreenGuard certified, 5-millimeter thick rubberized membrane. The membrane is made up of  88.5% post-consumer recycled materials. The composition helps prevent the transmission of substrate cracks of up to 1/8 inch (3 millimeters) from transferring to the finished floor. For peace of mind both during and after the installation process, the mat has anti-microbial technology included.

“Implementing an additional thickness option to our Sound Control and Anti-fracture portfolio with the new 170.5 Sound & Crack Isolation Mat has enabled us to advance even further in the flooring industry by entering a completely new sector: sound dampening for commercial applications,” said Dustin Prevete, Laticrete Senior Product Manager. “This product not only has superior load-bearing and sound reduction qualities. It also offers ease and speed of use which is vital for improving workability and efficiency.”

The product applies quickly and easily with a suitable Laticrete thin-set mortar. Both eco-friendly and GreenGuard-certified, this product contributes to LEED credits. With its load-bearing and crack-resistant properties, IIC and STC ratings that exceed international building requirements and durable underlayment, the 170.5 Sound & Crack Mat is also ideal for a broad range of commercial and light institutional applications.

The 170.5 Sound & Crack Mat is a 5-millimeter thick rubberized membrane and is packaged in a 4-foot by 30-foot, or 120 square feet, (1.2-meter by 9.1-meter, 11.1 square meters) roll, containing 18 rolls per pallet. Applicable for interior use only, its suitable substrates include concrete, mortar beds, exterior glue plywood, cement backer board, cement terrazzo, cement tile and stone.

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About Laticrete

Laticrete is a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry. Laticrete offers a broad range of products and systems covering tile & stone installation and care, masonry installation and care. They also offer resinous and decorative floor finishes, concrete construction chemicals, and concrete restoration and care. These products include the Laticrete SuperCap System. Research and development of innovative installation products is a commitment Laticrete stands by for over 60 years. They have built a reputation for superior quality, performance and customer service. Laticrete methods, materials, and technology have been field and laboratory proven by Architects, Engineers, Contractors and Owners. Offering an array of low VOC and sustainable products, Laticrete products also contribute to LEED certification. They also exceed commercial/residential VOC building requirements. Additionally, Latricrete has the most comprehensive warranties in the industry.

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