Bethany, Conn.—Laticrete has launched the 170.5 Sound & Crack Isolation Mat, a high-performance acoustical underlayment system that is said to muffle impact noises through ceramic tiles, stone and other hard surfacing materials.
“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, senior product manager. “This product not only has superior load-bearing and sound-reduction qualities, but it offers ease and speed of use which is vital for improving workability and efficiency.”
The new mat is a 5mm-thick rubberized membrane comprised of 88.5% post-consumer recycled materials that help prevent the transmission of substrate cracks of up to 1/8-inch from transferring to the finished floor. It is also equipped with anti-microbial technology for added peace of mind both during and after the installation process, the company said.
According to the company, the product applies quickly and easily with a suitable Laticrete thin-set mortar, is eco-friendly and Greenguard-certified, contributing to LEED credits. Additionally, 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 ideal for a broad range of commercial and light institutional applications.
Applicable for interior use only, it’s suitable substrates include concrete, mortar beds, exterior glue plywood, cement backer board, cement terrazzo, cement tile and stone. The mat is packaged in a 120 square feet roll, containing 18 rolls per pallet.