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Synthetic soundproofing membrane.

 Traffic, neighbors and even noise coming from differentenvironments in the same home, affect our level of enjoyment,comfort and general well being. This is why Texsa has created Tecsound,a high-density and visco-elastic synthetic soundproofing membrane that provides exceptional acoustic insulationin traditional construction systems with almost no increase to wall thickness. 

Its high degree of flexibility and itsstretching ability capacity enables the product to adapt to anyshape or surface, greatly facilitating installation. With regard to combustion properties,Tecsound is the only acoustic membrane on the market to bear a Euroclasscertification and what's more with an excellent rating:Euroclass B, S2, D0 In other words, its contribution tocombustion is very limited and it does not release burning dropletsor particles. Available in different weights,in a self-adhesive format, with specific dimensions for gypsum plaster board or in combinationwith a sound absorbent fibre, Tecsound offers solutions for anyconstruction system. Homes, hotels, stores, offices,meeting rooms, coffee shops, restaurants, discotheques, cinemas and recordingstudios around the world have chosen Tecsound as the bestacoustic insulation. 

Because silence does not steal space. Tecsound SY and Tecsound SY Bandfor acoustic insulation on dry partitions. First, prepare the metal frame so as toform two identical and completely independent structures. Apply Tecsound SY Band to the tracks, allowing a two-centimeter overhangon the side to which the gypsum plasterboard will be attached. This will prevent the plasterboard sheetsfrom resting directly on the base and avoid the formation of anacoustic bridge. Install the tracks and their designated location,leaving a minimum separation of 5 millimetres. We recommend that the support baseupon which each structure rests also be independent. So as to prevent the transmission ofvibrations from one structure to another, it's very important to avoid any contactbetween them at any point. 

Place the studs every 60 centimetres. If the room height is greater than2.5 meters, reduce the distance between studs to 40 centimeters. Attach the studs to the tracks by makingan indentation on the contact points. Apply Tecsound SY Band to the studs,on the side that would be in contact with the gypsum plasterboard. Attach the gypsum plasterboard withscrews from the outer face of one side of the structure. Make sure the plasterboard is restingon the Tecsound SY Band that has previously been left protrudingfrom the tracks. On the opposite side from where theplasterboard is attached, fill the space between studswith mineral wool. 

Closed the partition by butt joiningthe gypsum plasterboard. Seal the perimeter and jointson both sides of the partition with jointing compound. To apply the acoustic insulation vertically,first peel away a 5 centimeter portion of the silicone-coated plastic. Place the acoustical membrane on theupper part of the partition and adhere the portion that has been peeled back. Confirm that the membrane falls parallelwith the plasterboard sheets, then continue to remove the siliconecovered plastic and press down on the entire surface area to ensureit is completely adhered. Repeat the operation until the entirepartition is covered, overlapping the strips of membrane by 5 centimeters. To prevent the overlapped areas fromincreasing in thickness, a lengthwise cut can be made and the excess material removed. Last of all, clad the partition withanother layer of gypsum plasterboard and seal the joints and perimeter withjointing compound. Tecsound 2 FT as acoustic insulationon brick partition walls. Cut the rolls of Tecsound 2 FT crosswiseand in lengths equal to the height of the room to be insulated. 

Using a short-nap roller, extend a coatof contact adhesive on one of the faces of the acoustic complex. It's important that the entire surfacebe covered evenly, particularly in the overlap area. Also apply a coat of adhesive tothe partition, covering an area equal in size to the previously coatedpiece of membrane. Once the recommended drying timehas elapsed, apply the strip of Tecsound 2 FTmembrane vertically and with the adhesive coated sidefacing the partition. Beginning always at the top, press on theentire surface until it is fully adhered. Repeat the operation until the entirepartition is covered, carefully observing the overlap areas. Finally, build the brick partition. It is not necessary to leave an air chamberbetween the Tecsound 2 FT and the brick partition. Another method of applying Tecsound 2 FTconsists in attaching the product with PVC rosettes. To do this, bore a hole through the felt fabricand the insulating membrane. Insert the rosette in the hole and then the rivet. 

The number of rosettes used will dependon the weight of the product being installed. Generally, 4 rosettes per square meterare sufficient. Tecsound FT and Tecsound SYas acoustic insulation for ceilings. Cut the rolls of Tecsound SY crosswiseuntil the number of pieces needed to cover the framework is obtained. Using a short-nap roller, extend a coatof contact adhesive to one side of the felt. Also apply a coat of adhesive to the framework,covering an area equal in size to the previously coated piece of membrane.Starting from one of the corners, press down on the entire surface area of the productuntil it is completely adhered. Repeat the process until the entiresurface is covered, overlapping the strips appropriately. To ensure complete adhesion to thesupport, we also recommend that PVC rosettes be applied.Generally, 5 rosettes per square meter are sufficient. This ensures the adhesion to the support,in the event that the adhesive properties deteriorate over time. Once the acoustic complexes is fitted to thestructure, place the adjustable supports. The number of supports required will dependon the weight of the acoustic ceiling. As a guideline, they should be placedevery 30 or 60 centimetres. Adjust the height of the supports toleave a distance between 150 and 200 millimeters betweenthe framework and the ceiling. Install the necessary structure forsupporting the acoustic ceiling. The larger the air chamber, greater thelevel of insulation. Place mineral wool inside the framework. Apply Tecsound SY Band to theentire perimeter of the acoustic ceiling so that the plasterboard sheets are notin direct contact with the walls. Screw the first layer of plasterboardto the framework. Seal the perimeter and joints withjointing compound. To adhere Tecsound SY to thesecond layer, extend the roll lengthwise on theplasterboard sheet, ensuring that one centimetre extends beyond every side.Gradually, peel away the silicon coated plastic and adhere the membrane, ensuring thatit remains parallel. Screw the plasterboard sheet to the ceiling,with the membrane facing the inside. 

Repeat the process until the entiresurface areas is covered, placing the sheets in discontinuous butt joints. Finally, seal the perimeter and butt jointswith jointing compound. Texsilen Plus as acoustic insulationfor floors Extend the roll of Texsilen Pluslengthwise in the space to be insulated. Where the material meets the walls,bring it up a minimum of 10 centimeters. Also overlap the strips of Texsilen Plusa minimum of 10 centimeters. Seal the laps with conventionaladhesive tape. A 4 to 5 centimetres thick compression layerof reinforced mortar should be poured, covering the entire surface. When the mortar is completely dry,proceed normally with the installation of the parquet. Tecsound FT AL as acoustic insulationfor drainpipes. Measure the circumference of the pipeto be insulated. Cut the roll of Tecsound FT AL crosswiseto obtain the required number of pieces to cover the full length of the pipe. All joints must overlap a minimum of5 centimetres. Starting at the bottom, wrap the pipe sothat the felt is against the pipe. Fasten the membrane with cable tiesevery 20 centimeters. To avoid vibrations, make sure the feltis in direct contact with the entire pipe surface. Seal all the joints with aluminiumadhesive tape. In addition to providing excellent fire protection,the Tecsound FT AL aluminium finish gives the product an appearancethat left exposed works well in many spaces. 

If preferred, the drainpipe can be coveredby a masonry or plaster board partition. Tecsound as acoustic insulation formetal decks. Unroll the Tecsound perpendicular tothe metal panel ribbing. Make sure that the silicon-coated plasticis on the upper part. This will allow for easy removal. Overlap the strips by at least 5 centimetres. By installing Tecsound on metal decks,you obtain a high level of insulation from airborne and impact sound,such as from rain, hail or wind. It also acts as a vapor barrier. Stagger and attach the Aisladeck BV panelspreferably parallel to the panel ribbing. Attach the fastening system directlyonto the thermal insulation,  screwing through the metal paneland insuring it is completely immobile. The fasteners must be placed 10 centimetresfrom the perimeter of the insulation panels and never on the edges nor between panels. The waterproofing membranes must beplaced starting at the lowest point of the gradient and perpendicular to the panel ribbing. The fasteners must be attached whereoverlapping occurs and every 20 or 25 centimeters depending on thewidth of the panel ribbing. The lapse must be sealed by torch and gone over with the trowel Tecsound... because silence does not steal space.     

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