FAQ

CAN DURA PRODUCTS BE USED OVER RADIANT HEATED FLOORS?
Yes

WHICH SIDE GOES FACE DOWN? Black side WHICH SEAMING TAPE IS RECOMMENDED FOR THE CUSHION?
Duct tape. For the Dura-Son MB we recommend a vapor barrier tape.

CAN TWO PIECES OF DURA-SON BE GLUED TOGETHER SIDE BY SIDE?
No, they are taped together.

DOES DURA-SON HAVE A MOISTURE BARRIER?
No. Only the Dura-Son MB has a moisture barrier.

WHY DO WOOD MANUFACTURERS REQUIRE A MOISTURE BARRIER?
Wood swells when wet and may have to be replaced.

CAN YOU NAIL OR STAPLE WOOD FLOORS OVER DURA-SON AND SURA-SON MB?
We do not recommend nailing or stapling through our underlayments due to the sound transmission through the attachment and to the possible flexing of the material, which could eventually lead to a squeaky floor. *For recommended installation under hardwood floor click here.

WILL RUBBER MEET FIRE RATING/RADIANT PANEL Test?
Yes, passes Class 1 as an assembly.

WHAT IS FIIC? Stands for Field Impact Insulation Class. It is a rating system indicating impact noise. Example: the sound created when walking or dropping objects on the floor. FIIC ratings are field measurements  as opposed to laboratory tests.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN IIC AND FIIC?
They represent the same test simply done in a different environment. FIIC: tests are performed in the field (in an actual building) IIC: tests performed in a laboratory

WHAT IS THE NRC RATING?
Noise Reduction Coefficient. It is the noise measured within a room.

WHAT IS A DECIBEL?
A decibel is the unit used to measure the intensity or loudness of sound. For example human voice is measured at approximately 65dB. A decibel is not an indication of sound insulation.

CAN DURA PRODUCTS HELP ACHIEVE LEED CREDITS?
Yes *Please contact the home office for further details.

WHICH DURA PRODUCT CAN YOU USE UNDER CERAMIC TILE?
Duraquiet, 3mm

CAN PARQUET BE USED OVER DURA PRODUCTS?
No

 CAN DURA PRODUCTS BE USED UNDER VINYL?
Yes, only with Duraquiet.

HOW LONG WILL DURA UNDERCUSHIONS LAST?
The lifetime of the product under which they are installed.  

 

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