Generic 1/4" Cork Underlayment 2'x3' Sheet
Acousical Cork Underlayment is recommended for sound reduction and stress crack protection underneath most types of hard surface flooring including hardwood, laminate, stone & ceramic tile It has been tested according to ASTM standards for acoustical values and can meet practically any sound code for high-rise buildings in North America. Natural CORK underlayment is perfect choice for any commercial and residential application.
Natural CORK, the natural choice for sound control underlayment.
Cork contains millions of air-filled pockets per cubic inch. These air pockets compress under pressure, regaining their shape once pressure is removed thereby creating a gentle cushiony surface flooring material. With cork you are literally walking on air! This same characteristic is responsible for cork’s success as an acoustic insulation.
100% Cork Composition Roll and Flexicork Sheets can be used for:
*Sound reduction insulation
*Stress crack suppression
*Scratch protection for furnishings, floor and wall
*Available in sheets & rolls of various sizes & thicknesses
6mm Cork Underlayment
Ceramic Finish Wood Finish
12mm Cork Underlayment
Ceramic Finish Wood Finish
Fire Behavior: The underlayment is a fire inhibitor which neither spreads flame nor releases toxic gasses on combustion.
Dimensional Tolerance: Length & Width: ± 0.5mm; Thickness: ± 0.2mm.
Certifications: CARB Compliant
STC: Sound Transmission Class
IIC: Impact Insulation Class
What Do the Terms STC and IIC Mean In relation to Sound Rated Floor Systems
The term STC refers to the single figure of evaluation used to quantify the transmission of airborne sounds through building elements, such as a wall or floor systems. These types of sounds would be the equivalent of voices, music, radio or television audio in the context of a multi-family building. The term STC translates to Sound Transmission Class and is measured and stated in accordance ASTM Standard number C634 and tested via the test methodology of ASTM Test Methods E 90, E 336 and E 596. When done in an accredited test laboratory, these values are stated as a number to the right of the initials STC. When done in the “Field”, using ASTM Method E 336, these values are designated by the initials FSTC to the left of the numeric value.
STC values are in a large part influenced by solid mass of the structure, but are also somewhat dependent on isolation and resilience within the structure.
The term IIC refers to the statistical measurement standards used to quantify the transmission of impact sound energy through a floor/ceiling assembly system. These types of sounds would be the equivalent of foot traffic, dropped articles or furniture moving in the context of a multi-family building. The term IIC translates to Impact Isolation Class and is measured and stated in accordance to ASTM Standard number C634 and tested via the test methodology of ASTM Test Methods E90, C423, E 548,
E 717 and E 989. In addition, a new test protocol for concrete sub-floors has been introduced under ASTM E 2179-01. When done in an accredited test laboratory these values are stated as a number to the right of the initials IIC. When done in the “Field”, using ASTM Method E-1007, these values are designated by the initials FIIC to the left of the numeric value.
IIC values are not heavily influenced by the presence of solid mass in the structure.
IIC values are dependent on the presence of a resilient material somewhere in the assembly to isolate and absorb the sonic energy created by impacts.
STC and IIC Ratings and Building Codes
In multi-family construction, in most jurisdictions, there are minimum IIC and STC values which the floor/ceiling assembly must achieve to meet the building code standards. Most common is the U.B.C. Uniform Building Code or I.B.C. International Building Code, which calls for minimum values of IIC 50 and STC 50. Some states, municipalities and counties have different building code standards, but the U.B.C. and I. B.C. codes are by far the most common. Consult your local Building Department for the exact code standards applicable in your area.
In addition to the building code standards, some condominium developers and condo homeowners associations have their own minimum standards written into their Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&R’s), which are often more stringent than the building code in that given jurisdiction. It is wise to consult your condo association in regard to their CC&R standards for the required IIC and STC values before installing hard surface flooring materials in your unit.
|Style Name||Generic 1/4" Cork Underlayment 2'x3' Sheet|
|Country of Origin||Portugal|
|Dimensions||1/4" x 2' x 3'|
|Price / Sq. Ft.||$0.79|
|Freight to CFM||$100.00|
|Freight to Customer||Please call (310) 481-0611 for freight charge to your address|