REFLEXOR is a flexible 1.7 mm thick thermo-acoustic membrane for walls and ceilings. REFLEXOR provides a continuous sound barrier, sealing each room with precision. REFLEXOR is often used when space is an issue in a condo project.
Composed of acoustic polyester fibres and a reflective metallic film, REFLEXOR is also a powerful vapour barrier and blocks the transmission of odours, smoke, carbon monoxide, and the development of mould.
Word travels fast on the internet! A reputation for noisy condos will scare away future buyers. But a reputation for quiet condos, on the other hand, will attract buyers and increase resale values. Don’t underestimate the value buyers place on peace & quiet.
Avoid litigation by being proactive. Installing soundproof panels and film from the beginning can save you from costly renovations or litigation in the future.
What is STC?
STC stands for Sound Transmission Class. It’s a unit used to measure how much sound a listener on the other side of a wall can hear.
Is there a legal requirement for STC?
Yes, the Canadian Building Code requires an STC level of 50 between units in multi-residential construction. A basic wall assembly with drywall and insulation will not reach this minimum requirement.
What is the difference between a decibel (dB) and sound transmission class (STC)?
A decibel (dB) is the unit used to measure the intensity of a sound. Sound transmission class (STC) is a rating of the effectiveness of a material or an assembly to block sound from travelling through it. For example, 50-60dB represents the sound measurement of a normal conversation. A wall with a STC rating of 60 will make it barely possible to hear a loud conversation from the other side.
What is the difference between STC and IIC?
STC (sound transmission class) is the measurement of airborne sound transmission, for example in wall or ceiling assemblies. IIC (impact insulation class) is the measurement of impact sound transmission, for example in floor assemblies.
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