Mass Loaded Vinyl
MLV is the soundproofing standard. Recognized as an effective, proven product for noise reduction.
MLV is already recognized as the most popular soundproofing product in the industry. MLV is the standard for soundproofing walls and the choice component among many studio builders, architects and others. Available in 100 sq/ft rolls, MLV is easy to ship, simple to install, and readily available from our USA Distributors. There is no other product that has been used more for soundproofing project than MLV.
|1 lb/sqft Mass Loaded Vinyl (MLV)||4.5'x20'||90 sqft.||CALL|
|2 lb/sqft Mass Loaded Vinyl (MLV)||4.5'x20'||90 sqft.||CALL|
|UL Approved 1lb/sqft||4.5'x30'||135 sqft.||$229.00|
|MLV with Foil Facing||4.5'x30'||135 sqft.||$322.00|
|MLV Reinforced for Hanging||4.5'x30'||135 sqft.||$368.00|
|MLV 1” Insulation Pipe Wrap||4.5'x30'||135 sqft.||$499.00|
Build you Soundproof Walls with Mass Loaded Vinyl
MLV can be used over any existing drywall to increase soundproofing performance.
Add MLV to your basement walls to increase the overall performance of your room.
Mass Loaded Vinyl is available in a UL Approved version for commercial installations.
Mass Loaded Vinyl Stops Noise
Changing thicknesses and density, creating one large airspace, and decoupling surface from adjacent rigid surfaces are the three key elements when soundproofing a wall with MLV.
Because Mass Loaded Vinyl is thin in relation to drywall, is softer than drywall, and when installed is still flexible, it blocks noise in a completely different manner that drywall or plywood for that matter. When vibration (noise) tries to blast through a wall and all the materials are the same, it can easily transmit to the other side. But when vibration travels through drywall, then hits a flexible, thin material, it has to work much harder to get through; this added "work" uses up the vibration energy and thus absorbs the noise before it can get to the other side.
Changing thickness and density will block significantly more noise than adding more of the same. That is why MLV and drywall will outperform layers of drywall only.
Mass loaded vinyl has several key benefits to improve the acoustic soundproofing of any wall; using 1 lb. MLV there will be no change to window or door openings; with a different density and thickness than drywall, mlv helps to create a torturous path for vibration (noise); and when combined with standard fiberglass insulation and one layer of drywall you can immediately add 10+ STC points to your soundproof wall.