1 LB Mass Loaded Vinyl
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1 LB Mass Loaded Vinyl

Mass Loaded Vinyl boosts soundproofing performance of by adding mass and preventing structure from vibrating. Made in the USA from virgin material, no odor.  Choose from our four size options:

  • 4' X 25'
  • 4.5' X 30'
  • 4' X 10' 
  • 4' X 4'

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Price: $219.00
SKUMLV01x100
Weight 105.00 lbs
Made in USA
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Product Options: 

  • 4' X 25' roll for a total coverage of 100 sq. ft.
  • 4.5' X 30' roll for a total coverage of 135 sq. ft. 
  • 4' X 10'  roll for a total coverage of 16 sq. ft.
  • 4' X 4' roll for a total coverage of 40 sq. ft.

Features:

  • 1/8" Thickness
  • 1 LB. per square foot
  • 26 STC Rating (See Product Data tab for more details.)
  • Fire-Rated
  • Made in the USA
  • Virgin High Quality Material

1 LB. MLV is best used for:

  • Walls and ceilings
  • Under carpets to soundproof the ceiling of the room below
  • Wrapped around noisy pipes
  • Automobiles / Boats
  • Under Musical Instruments/Speakers
  • Wrap AC Vents / Light Fixture
  • Wrap around noisy pipes
  • Wrap around rattling machinery

How Much Do I Need:

Measure the square footage of the area that will need to be covered to determine amount needed. It is recommended to add an additional 10% to compensate for waste and overlapping of seams between studs.

Special discounted pricing applied when ordering 5 rolls or more. See above for details.

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Printable Documents

Click to Print Mass Loaded Vinyl MSDS

Click to Print Mass Loaded Vinyl Product Data Sheet

What is Mass Loaded Vinyl:

Mass Loaded Vinyl adds mass to your walls, ceilings, floors, pipes etc without compromising on space. Provides instant mass with damping to any location. By adding mass to an existing structure, soundproofing properties are significantly boosted, since soundwaves cannot vibrate the structure easily.

Our 1 lb. Mass Loaded Vinyl has an STC of 26 when hanging by itself. Made in the USA from high quality virgin material.

1 LB MLV Sample Applications

  • 1 lb. Mass Loaded Vinyl is primarily recommended for use in floors, walls and ceilings.

  • MLV can be laid on the floor, tacked down and covered with carpet. For better performance see our Premium Carpet Underlayment.

  • Apply to wall and/or ceiling joists using mechanical fastners and cover with drywall.

  • Wrap Pipes with MLV for significant sound reuction, keep in place using plastic ties and/or PVC tape. For better performance see our Noise Damping Pipe Wrap.

  • Attach to outdoor wooden fences using roofing nails or screws with washers.

Physical Properties

Transmission Loss of MLV Chart

Transmission Loss of MLV

Transmission Loss of MLV Chart

Material Data

Material Data Chart for MLV

Click to Print Mass Loaded Vinyl Wall Installation Guide

Mass Loaded Vinyl can be applied to walls, ceilings, floors and structures to create a sound barrier. Mass is a critical component in sound control and works by simply stopping sound from being able to vibrate the structure due to its heavy weight.

Please read through the installation guide before installing your MLV.  

STEP 1: MEASURE AND TRIM YOUR MLV

Figure 1- How to Install MLV

Measure your wall from top to bottom. Deduct 1/8” – 1/4” from total height.

Unroll your MLV on the floor. With a utility knife, use a straight edge ruler to cut a square edge evenly through the MLV. {See Figure 1}

You do not need to cut through the material fully, once it is scored, it will come apart easily.

The MLV can also be cut with a heavy duty scissor.

STEP 2: PREPARE YOUR WALL FOR INSTALLATION

Figure 1- How to Install MLV For superior soundproofing results, use Acoustical Outlet Backer Putty Pad around all electrical outlets and other obstacles. {See Figure 2}

STEP 3: APPLYING YOUR MLV

 
Figure 1- How to Install MLV This step requires the work of two people.

The MLV is applied over the fiberglass installation and beneath the sheetrock.

With the help of another, hold the MLV in place, starting at the upper corner of the wall. Ensure the sheet is straight along the ceiling and is evenly spaced between the floor and ceiling {See Figure 3}

Fasteners: Any type of fastener will work (especially if the MLV will be covered with drywall) we suggest roofing nails or screws with washers, however you can also use a pneumatic cap stapler.

Figure 1- How to Install MLV

Placement: Place fasteners every 8” along the top and bottom plate {See Figure 4} and down the length of the stud.

STEP 4: EXPOSE YOUR ELECTRICAL OUTLET BOXES

Figure 1- How to Install MLV

Be careful not to cover electrical outlets boxes. It is best to expose the outlets boxes as you install each length of MLV.

Find the electrical box in your wall and gently press the MLV against the box. Using a razor blade carefully cut the opening along the edges of the box. Keep this hole tight as possible to the electrical box so that you maintain a good seal. {See Figure 5}

Any extra gaps can be filled with Acoustical Caulk.

Continue as above until your entire wall or ceiling is covered in MLV.

STEP 5: FINISH YOUR SEAMS

Figure 1- How to Install MLV

Where MLV seams fall on a stud, butt pieces against one another on the stud and fasten into place. You can add a strip of PVC Tape on the seam. {See Figures 6 and 7}

We highly recommend that you end all MLV seams on a stud, as free hanging seams may come apart with time.


Figure 1- How to Install MLV
Figure 1- How to Install MLV

Where MLV seams falls between studs, overlap pieces by 2" and tape seams with PVC Tape or similar tape. {See Figure 8}

Figure 1- How to Install MLV

Notch the ends to lay flat. {See Figure 9}

Once all strips of MLV have been applied, drywall can be installed above it and you can be ensured a sound-secure structure! For more information about MLV, contact us or call us at 845-352-3200. 

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  • Shipping:
    • Product usually ships within 24 hours! Quantities may be limited, please call to verify stock before placing large orders.
    • FREE SHIPPING on orders over $75.00. There will be a $14.99 flat Shipping and Handling fee on orders under $75.00 - Applies to orders shipped within the USA (excluding Alaska and Hawaii).
    • Ships FedEx Ground.
       
  • Returns:
    • Product can be returned up to 60 days, if in brand new condition.
    • A 20% restocking fee will be applied.
    • Please call or email us to receive an RMA number before returning. No returns will be processed without an RMA number.
    • Return shipping is customer's responsibility. A shipping address will be provided toghether with the RMA.
    • If you are shipping via USPS (not recommended) do NOT require signature as we will not be able to pick up your package from local post office facility.


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pros
  • Great Overall Soundproofing (11)
  • Effective (8)
  • Absorbs Standing Waves (6)
  • Eliminates Flutter Echoes (5)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Relatively Easy Install (1)
  • Easy To Cut And Install (1)
cons
  • Visually Unpleasing (2)
  • Can't Buy In 50sqft Roll (1)
  • Heavy (1)
best uses
  • Amateur Recording (3)
  • Home Studio (2)
  • Home Noise Reduction (1)
  • Car Soundproofing (1)
  • Car Sound Deadening (1)
  • Outdoor Events / Games (1)
  • Professional Recording (1)
  • Medical Office (1)
  • Sound Block Panels (1)
  • Outside Soundproofing (1)

Reviewed by 12 customers

Displaying reviews 1-12

By Bayboy

from Panama City, Fl

Verified buyer
5.0
Great Stuff
10/16/15
pros
  • Great Overall Soundproofing
cons
best uses
Comments about 1 LB Mass Loaded Vinyl:
Great product at lower cost than others. Performs well and I will continue to use it when in need.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

By Silence Is Golden

from Greenwich, CT

About Me Homeowner Do-it-yourself

Verified buyer
5.0
Great Product that Does the Job.
07/14/15
pros
  • Effective
  • Great Overall Soundproofing
cons
best uses
Comments about 1 LB Mass Loaded Vinyl:
We attached this to a picket fence that stands in front of an exterior air conditioning unit separating it from our patio, doubling it over with some air space in between. There has been about a 12 decibel noise reduction at the patio, frankly making the a/c at most a minor annoyance, if that. I've got 2 other sides as yet undone. I imagine when I finish things will be so quiet I'll have to add some white noise.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

By Rocket Man

from Folsom, CA

About Me Engineer

Verified buyer
4.0
1/8" MLV
05/22/15
pros
  • Easy To Cut And Install
  • Great Overall Soundproofing
  • Versatile
cons
best uses
  • Sound Block Panels
Comments about 1 LB Mass Loaded Vinyl:
Used this product in conjunction with 3" Mineral Fiber Insulation to make effective sound blocking/absorbing panels. Works Great!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

By Bob the builder

from Mountain View, CA

About Me General Contractors

Verified buyer
5.0
Great product with excellent results
04/13/15
pros
  • Absorbs Standing Waves
  • Effective
  • Eliminates Flutter Echoes
  • Great Overall Soundproofing
  • Versatile
cons
  • Heavy
best uses
  • Medical Office
Comments about 1 LB Mass Loaded Vinyl:
We ordered and used this product as part of a soundproofing strategy for an upscale behavioral health office in Silicon Valley. This stuff works great! Noticeable reduction in sound transmission when we applied this product. Client loved the results! Client's neighbors loved it too! We had to order a few more rolls to apply to the neighboring unit after they visited our client and saw the results. Product is available in UL listed form, and was a breeze to get past building & planning.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

By Nick likes the quiet

from Phoenix, AZ

Verified buyer
4.0
Great Product.
03/25/15
pros
  • Absorbs Standing Waves
  • Effective
  • Eliminates Flutter Echoes
  • Great Overall Soundproofing
cons
best uses
  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Professional Recording
Comments about 1 LB Mass Loaded Vinyl:
What can you say? Its mass loaded vinyl. It's super heavy and does the job as intended. As far as i could find, this is easily the best price (including shipping) I could find.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

By quiet lady

from Sonoma, CA

Verified buyer
5.0
Problem solved!
03/15/15
pros
  • Absorbs Standing Waves
  • Effective
  • Great Overall Soundproofing
cons
best uses
  • Outside Soundproofing
Comments about 1 LB Mass Loaded Vinyl:
The noise of the motor of the next door Jacuzzi was creating vibrations on my windows and a hum inside my house. Use of LMV solved the problem.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

By 10Tigers

from Pueblo Colorado

Verified buyer
4.0
Home or business use
03/14/15
pros
  • Absorbs Standing Waves
  • Effective
  • Eliminates Flutter Echoes
  • Great Overall Soundproofing
cons
  • Visually Unpleasing
best uses
  • Amateur Recording
  • Outdoor Events / Games
Comments about 1 LB Mass Loaded Vinyl:
I put this on some thin walls between me and a financial tax prep place right next door. We share more than 50 feet of wall between us. Being on good terms with the manager next door I managed to get inside his place when I was having classes both before and after the sound proofing was installed. The noise reduction is phenomenal. even when I have 30 students vocalizing on synchronous strikes you can only hear something when you are almost against the wall on his side. It also was installed super easy.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

By Arrgee

from Hudson Valley, NY

About Me Apartment Dweller

Verified buyer
4.0
Mass Loaded Vinyl worked as expected
03/14/15
pros
  • Effective
cons
best uses
Comments about 1 LB Mass Loaded Vinyl:
I moved into a condo with thin walls and floors. My stereo was annoying my downstairs neighbors, even though I was playing my music at very moderate levels (I'm a mature person, not a loud teenager). I needed to keep the floor from vibrating at an audible bass frequency, so I added a layer of 1LB per sq foot Mass Loaded Vinyl under an area rug of about 10' x 16'. It worked! The additional mass damped the vibrations enough that my downstairs neighbors were happy, and I could play music. My one and only complaint is that the sheets shed a sandy dust that needs to be cleaned up periodically. I had a great experience buying from Trademark. Highly recommended.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

By Stan

from New York, NY

Verified buyer
5.0
Excellent and affordable sound dampening
02/09/15
pros
  • Absorbs Standing Waves
  • Eliminates Flutter Echoes
  • Great Overall Soundproofing
  • Versatile
cons
  • Visually Unpleasing
best uses
  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Noise Reduction
  • Home Studio
Comments about 1 LB Mass Loaded Vinyl:
Great and affordable way to reduce noise at home. I have it installed behind curtains, sealing out some windows facing a train station and it helps quite a bit!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

By Mike the Builder

from Mammoth Lakes CA

Verified buyer
5.0
Great product
02/03/15
pros
  • Great Overall Soundproofing
cons
best uses
Comments about 1 LB Mass Loaded Vinyl:
Great soundproofing between floors. Very quick and easy to install on top of the floor before carpet.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

By Aarron and his Nova

from Fort Worth, TX

About Me Diy Type With Home And Au

Verified buyer
5.0
works great
02/03/15
pros
  • Absorbs Standing Waves
  • Effective
  • Eliminates Flutter Echoes
  • Great Overall Soundproofing
  • Relatively Easy Install
  • Versatile
cons
  • Can't Buy In 50sqft Roll
best uses
  • Car Soundproofing
Comments about 1 LB Mass Loaded Vinyl:
Pretty easy to work with installed easy aloud for 100% coverage fair price. I installed it in a 72 Nova to kill all the outside nose you get in a car that old. It works great and also works with stereo making an average system sound a lot cleaner. When installing in a vehicle I recommend having a blow drier handy, it helps make easier to mold to the body. My only draw back is that I had to buy about 50 sq/ft more than I needed because I could only find it in 100sq/ft rolls. Over all very pleased with the purchase.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Mark

from Tampa, FL

About Me Car Audio Installer

Verified buyer
5.0
Exactly as described
02/03/15
pros
  • Effective
  • Great Overall Soundproofing
cons
best uses
  • Car Sound Deadening
Comments about 1 LB Mass Loaded Vinyl:
This is the stuff to use if you want an overall quieter car. Dynamat-type products are great if you want to reduce rattles, but it won't really have much of an effect on road noise beyond reducing the panels vibrations themselves. Mass Loaded Vinyl (MLV - this product) is what luxury car makers (Cadillac, Mercedes, etc) use under their carpets and back seats to reduce the road noise and isolate the driver. One layer of this product (under the carpet across the floorpan and firewall) really helped make driving on the highway in my car a lot more tolerable and quieter.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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