Baseline-6" Concrete slab, Intertek E mail
Baseline-Wood truss Floor, ASTM E90-09(E9991.01-113-11)
6" Concrete LVT, ASTM E90( F6860.02-113-11-RI)
6" Concrete w/ceiling LVT, ASTM E90(F6860.01-113-11-RO)
6" Concrete Ceramic, ASTM E492-04(3175711CRT-001C)
Wood Truss w/LVT, ASTM E90-09(E9991.03-113-11)
Surface Burning Characteristics
Significantly reduces airborne and impact noises for a more peaceful, more private atmosphere
Acts as an air and moisture barrier for HVAC efficiency
Flexible and easy install
Does not contain PVC
Made in the USA
Longer life as compared to typical Mass Loaded Vinyl
Stopping sound waves is not just about a barrier's thickness.
dB-3 is a unique material — a dense, flexible layer of protection that traps sounds of all different wavelengths to keep them out of your space!
dB-3 is 100% recyclable at end-of-life.
LEED credits are available with the use of dB-3.
Unlike MLV, our EVA does not harden over time or pose health risk if burned.
While the STC measurement is an easy-to-use universal measurement
of sound transmission, it does not tell the whole story.
The sounds around us come in a wide range of frequencies, but the STC only measures one point in that range - at 500 hz. The values in this table represent the sound lost in transmission (the amount of sound the wall absorbed).
The dB-3 out performs the untreated wall at each frequency, though the difference in performance varies by frequency. These values represent a single layer of dB-3, but additional layers can increase effectiveness. It is best to prepare your structure for all frequencies of sound to ensure the most comfort.
Reduce disturbances from airborne and impact noise in new and existing structures: