ECORE International

ECORE International. QT Sound Insulation is a patented line of high quality sound control underlayments made from 92% recycled rubber and tested in over 200 laboratory and field test assemblies. QT underlayment has been proven to repeatedly perform as engineered to meet design requirements. The product and engineering support that is provided guarantees that QT…

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Introducing QT Sound Control Underlayment from ECORE, Intl.

American Flooring Distributors is pleased to announce the addition of QT Sound Control to our portfolio of products. QT Sound Control is a line of high quality sound control underlayments, manufactured in the USA by ECORE International, a company that transforms reclaimed waste into unique performance surfacing. QT is made from 92% recycled rubber and…

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Acoustical Underlayment San Francisco Bay Area

Condominium/multi-use commercial soundproofing projects are our specialtity. We’ll provide everything you need to make sure it’s a hassle free process and get your floors installed in no time, the right way. American Flooring Distributors will provide your HOA with all the STC Ratings, IIC Ratings, and make Acoustical Underlayment recommendations to get your hardwood, tile or resilient floor approved…

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PROFLEX Acoustical Underlayments

American Flooring Distributors is please to be providing PROFLEX surface prep products and acoustical underlayment to Aloft Hotel. http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2013/04/11/new-aloft-hotel-landing-at-america.html?page=all Some of the products include the RR-100 Rubber/Cork blend underlayment, PROSTICK 50 thinset and HYDRAMAT waterproofing membrane for all the wet walls in the bathrooms. The $1.2 billion 49ers stadium is racing toward the goal line…

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Boston Soundproofing Factors (IIC and STC)

This is something that comes up every day at American Flooring Distributors: IIC [and STC] ratings of floor-ceiling assemblies.  I get calls from homeowners, architects, contractors, developers, product distributors- pretty much anyone involved in flooring whether they’re on the design side, sales side, or construction side.  Almost always, it goes the same way: Recent California…

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PROFLEX Crack Isolation Membranes – Reflective Cracking

What is reflective cracking? Whenever tile is bonded to concrete, cracks occurring in the concrete can cause cracks in the tile layer – this is often called “reflective cracking”. What about tiling over control joints? The TCNA Handbook for Ceramic, Glass, and Stone Tile Installation recommends that control joints in concrete carry through the tile.…

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PROFLEX Sound Ratings and Acoustical Terms

(Flooring/Ceiling Sound Isolation) The purpose of this information is to provide Homeowner’s Associations information relating to the acoustical performance of floor/ceiling assemblies. American Flooring Distributors and PROFLEX should facilitate the HOA in establishing guidelines to meet the needs of their building. This information is for guideline purposes only. Each building is unique. The building should…

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Hydra Mat- Waterproofing Membrane (Similar to Kerdi)

Cost is $1.40 per sq ft. compared to $1.60 for Kerdi. Proflex Hydra Mat is a 3-ply waterproofing membrane designed to waterproof interior sub-floors and walls under thin-set tile applications. It can be installed directly over any cleaned and prepared surface including concrete, plywood, gypsum, cement board, or OSB board. The unique product construction sandwiches…

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Proflex Underlayments for Hardwood Floors and Tile Floors

Proflex Underlayments for HardWood Floors and Tile Floors Developers of high-rise condominiums and luxury apartment complexes are under the gun from residents and potential residents to do a better job of controlling sound transmission between living quarters. Some even have faced lawsuits over the issue, so you can be sure those developers are placing similar…

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Floor Acoustics in Multi-Unit Residential Projects

Why Proflex Floor Acoustics products are needed under your floors. The condominium in Boston was comfortable, about 1600 square feet, and the builder had a reputation for quality. Unfortunately, even with a $700,000 price tag, the noise problems were considerable. Movements of people upstairs, both footfall on the hard surface floors and walking on carpeted…

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