W.F. Taylor Co., Inc. (Taylor) proudly announces a unique industry breakthrough product, Acous-Tec™ Sound Reducing Liquid Underlayment Patch and Leveler; patent pending. Taylor Acous-Tec™ Sound Reducing Liquid Underlayment Patch and Leveler is designed for all floating floor systems (vinyl tile/plank, laminate, and wood) to reduce sound transmission.
Taylor Acous-Tec™ Technology is not a new science, it currently exists in Taylor MS-Plus Resilient Adhesive as a feature and benefit for the installer. Because of MS-Plus Resilient’s phenomenal success with lowering sound transmission, installers led Taylor to see the need for a liquid sound barrier product that doesn’t exist on the market. “By popular demand Taylor now is announcing, our first underlayment, Acous-Tec™ as its own stand-alone product” Jack Raidy, CEO and President of Taylor explains.
“It is a perfect product for both commercial installers and retail D.I.Y’ers. Simply trowel the low VOC and UL GREENGUARD certified liquid underlayment, watch it self-level and rapidly cure, then install the floating floor on top of the underlayment all in the same day. Whether it is used in a high rise apartment building or a consumers home, it will dramatically reduce sound and quiet your floor.” Barry Wright, Vice President of Taylor shares.
As a superior replacement to sound reducing rolled felt, foam, rubber or other composite underlayments on the market, the liquid is easy to install; easily fitting any shaped room and has a rapid one-hour cure time. When fully cured it covers the floor as a completely sealed, leveled, and flat durable membrane. “No need for measuring, cutting or taping rolled underlayments, we are offering a liquefied alternative that has a higher sound ratings than most rolled underlayments. Acous-Tec will also not loose density over time, like most rolled underlayments do” said Bob Ddamulira, VP of Operations and Research and Development of Taylor.
Acous-Tec™ Sound Reducing Liquid Underlayment Patch and Leveler is a multi-functional product that has added featuers to help shorten installation time by assisting to fill minor subfloor imperfections. It patches up to 1/8” cracks (ANSI A118.12 crack isolation “high performance classification”) and levels substrate unevenness. Requirements to use this liquid underlayment are simple; it is unaffected by concrete slab alkalinity, can be installed on porous or non-porous surfaces, and has extremely low permeability ratings. As the product cures it uses it’s formulated cross-linking modified silane polymer-base to build a tenacious but elastic resilient membrane.
It benefits the consumer by reducing sound transmission, enhancing the thermal insulating properties of the floor while controlling moisture levels, and has low VOC’s for better indoor air quality. Acous-Tec™ offers ASTM E492/ASTM E-986-06 impact rating up to IIC of 71, reducing the resistance to transmission of impact noise or structure-borne noise, and ASTM E90-04/E413-10 sound transmission loss rating up to STC 67, reducing airborne sounds. This liquid underlayment is a moisture inhibitor up to 10lbs./1000 sq. ft./24 hrs. (ASTM F-1896), up to 90% relative humidity (ASTM F-2170) and has the added benefit of Taylor’s Meta-Sept®Antimicrobial agent.
Taylor Acous-Tec™ is free of solvents, hazardous chemicals (per OSHA Regulation CFR 1910.1200), water, and isocyanates. This product is a one component, 100% solids, non-flammable and low odor liquid underlayment with negligible VOC content that meets federal, state, and local governmental indoor air quality regulations; achieving the coveted UL’s GREENGUARD Certification.
This product will be installed at the 2015 Surfaces Taylor trade show booth B4215. Taylor invites attendees to come by and hear the quiet floors for themselves.
To learn more about Acous-Tec™ Sound Reducing Liquid Underlayment Patch and Leveler, visit the web site www.wftaylor.com. Find your closest Taylor distributor to purchase the new Acous-Tec™ Sound Reducing Liquid Underlayment Patch and Leveler by calling 800-397-4583 or visit them online at: www.wftaylor.com.