Crack isolation mat

A high-performance acoustical underlayment system that muffles impact noises through hard surfacing materials, the 170.5 Sound & Crack Isolation Mat is a Greenguard-certified, 5-mm thick rubberized membrane comprised of 88.5 percent post-consumer recycled material. It helps prevent the transmission of substrate cracks of up to 1/8 inch from transferring to the finished floor, and is equipped with anti-microbial technology for added peace of mind both during and after the installation process.

“Implementing an additional thickness option to our Sound Control and Anti-fracture portfolio has enabled us to advance even further in the flooring industry by entering a completely new sector: sound dampening for commercial applications,” says Laticrete Senior Product Manager Dustin Prevete. “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 product applies quickly and easily with a thin-set mortar. Additionally, with its load-bearing and crack-resistant properties, IIC and STC ratings that exceed international building requirements, the 170.5 Sound & Crack Mat is ideal for a broad range of commercial and light institutional applications. It is packaged in a 4- x 30-ft. rolls, 18 per pallet. Applicable for interior use only, its suitable substrates include concrete, mortar beds, cement backer board, cement terrazzo, tile and stone. — Laticrete Intl., Bethany, Conn., 800/243-4788;