2LB Mass Loaded Vinyl

2LB Mass Loaded Vinyl

Roll of 2 pound Mass Loaded Vinyl. 

  • Made in the USA from virgin material, no odor. 
  • 1/4" thick - 2 pounds per sf
  • Roll Size is 4' x 25' (100 sf)

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Price: $379.99
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SKU MLV02x100
Weight 200.00 lbs
Quantity Price
5-9 Items $309.99
10+ Items $269.99
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Description

Roll of 2 pound MLV  - 4' x 25' Roll for a total coverage of 100 square feet

Features:

  • 1/4" Thickness
  • 2 LB per square foot
  • 32 STC Rating (See Product Data tab for more details)

2LB MLV is Best Used For:

  • Ideal to lay under on floors, under carpet or hardwood
  • Can be applied on outdoor fences to create acoustic curtain
  • Due to its heavy weight it is not recommended for ceilings and walls

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.

Additional Products to Consider:

  • PVC Tape is recommended to tape down the seams when applying the MLV.
  • To view this size roll in lighter version see our 1LB MLV 4' x 25'.
  • Can also be ordered with options such as Reinforced MLV Rolls, Foil Faced MLV and a Foil/MLV/Fiberglass Decoupler product. Please contact us or call our office at 845-388-1200 for details and pricing.

FREE SHIPPING! Shipping is included in the price, see Shipping and Returns information to the right.

Product Data

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. It 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 2 lb. Mass Loaded Vinyl has an STC of 31 when hanging by itself. It is the same material and has the same fire rating as other brand names in the field, ensuring compliance with architectural specifications at our low price. With all the new soundproofing products available, Mass Loaded Vinyl is still a favorite among studio builders and contractors.

Sample Applications:

  • This MLV is an ideal choice to lay down on floors, under carpet or hardwood
  • Can be used on outdoor fences as a soundproof barrier.
  • Due to its  heavy weight and thickness, it might be difficult to install on ceilings, or even walls. For those applications, you can use 1 lb. Mass Loaded Vinyl and use a double layer.
  • MLV is the sound control material of choice to use under carpet when a noise problem exists between a floor/ceiling in an existing home and adding drywall with Green Glue to the ceiling underneath is not an option.

Physical Properties:

Physical Properties Chart for MLV

Transmission Loss of MLV:

Transmission Loss of MLV Chart

Material Data:

Material Data Chart for MLV

Installation Guide

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 YOU 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

   
 

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 tap. {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. 

Shipping & Returns
Shipping and Return information is specific to this product page only (not for other products on our site).
  • Shipping:
    • Please allow 2-3 business days to ship.
    • FREE SHIPPING! - Applies to orders shipped within the USA (excluding Alaska and Hawaii).
    • Shipping is included in the price and will need to be covered by the customers in the event of a return, see below.
    • Ships FedEx Ground, or Truck Freight for multiple rolls.
       
  • 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
  • Effective (3)
  • Great Overall Soundproofing (3)
  • Versatile (2)
  • Thin Effective (1)
cons
  • Poor Overall Soundproofing (1)
  • Fairly Difficult To Mold (1)
best uses
  • Professional Recording (3)
  • Home Studio (3)
  • Amateur Recording (1)

Reviewed by 5 customers

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By Larry

from Los Angeles

Verified buyer
3.0
Less Soundproofing Than I had Hoped For :(
09/16/19
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cons
  • Poor Overall Soundproofing
best uses
Comments about 2LB Mass Loaded Vinyl:
I paid a lot of money to have this installed into my apartment along with a new carpet. I have tenants below me. Based on everything I read, I figured I'd get around a 50% noise reduction. Unfortunately, it's more like 15% to 20%. If I had to do this all over again, I would have put my money towards moving to a new place.

By G O A T

from Dallas, TX

About Me Artist

Verified buyer
4.0
Solid
03/15/15
pros
  • Effective
  • Great Overall Soundproofing
  • Thin Effective
cons
  • Fairly Difficult To Mold
best uses
  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Professional Recording
Comments about 2LB Mass Loaded Vinyl:
It's great that it's thin and doesn't shrink your space much. Make sure you have someone to help you put it up. I sandwiched the MLV between 2 sheets of sheetrock. Using a staple gun for the MLV was a great idea.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

By STEWCO

from CALIFORNIA

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5.0
WORKS GOOD
03/14/15
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Comments about 2LB Mass Loaded Vinyl:
WORKS GOOD WAS HEAVY. USED IT IN MY TRUCK
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

By Jim615

from Nashville, TN

About Me Producer

Verified buyer
5.0
100% Satisfaction As Usual
02/05/15
pros
  • Effective
  • Great Overall Soundproofing
  • Versatile
cons
best uses
  • Home Studio
  • Professional Recording
Comments about 2LB Mass Loaded Vinyl:
I use this product in my home studio. I've used it in past studio projects and I swear by it. It's quality stuff from a quality company.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

By Jim615

from Nashville, TN

About Me Producer

Verified buyer
5.0
100% Satisfaction As Usual
02/05/15
pros
  • Effective
  • Great Overall Soundproofing
  • Versatile
cons
best uses
  • Home Studio
  • Professional Recording
Comments about 2LB Mass Loaded Vinyl:
I use this product in my home studio. I've used it in past studio projects and I swear by it. It's quality stuff from a quality company.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Customers Questions and Answers

1) jim : Can this material be used externally (as a sound barrier around my pool area). Do you stock the 2 lb in transparent or translucent material?

Trademark Soundproofing Reply:

Hi Jim, Yes this can and is used in an outdoor environment. We only stock the black color.

2) Chris H: Does your warranty allow for CARPET TILES to be installed on this product?

Trademark Soundproofing Reply: Hi Chris, we do not have such a warranty. I would suggest you test a section first.

3) Jim: how do you install this product over a plywood sub-floor

Trademark Soundproofing Reply: Hi Jim. It gets rolled out and laid down a few nails will keep it in place.

4) Harold M: We are interested to find out if the material can be: 1) Painted 2) If a spray-applied acoustical/thermal insulation like cellulose will bond to the material.

Trademark Soundproofing Reply:

Hi Harold. We do not recommend painting it, however we have heard feedback from contractors who have been successful using Sherwin Williams XIM primer. They wil most probably not bond properly. We do offer a MLV with fiberglass bonded to it.

http://www.tmsoundproofing.com/Noise-Damping-Pipe-and-Duct-Wrap-MLV-Fiberglass.html

5) Marcia : Can the 2lb MLV be used in outdoor wood fencing i.e. sandwiched between fence boards to dampen the sound between our yard and the neighbors yard?

Trademark Soundproofing Reply: Yes it can and is used that way. Make sure your fence is strong enough to support.

6) Jayson: The specified weight listed for the 100' roll of 2# MLV is far less than the weight listed for the 1#MLV with PSA. Can you confirm the weight of the 2# 100' roll of MLV?

Trademark Soundproofing Reply: 200 pounds for the 4' x 25' roll.

7) Todd A L: Is this product (2lb mass loaded vinyl) ok for an outdoor fence I'm putting up to block out neighbor noice when it comes to UV resistancy? I'm in Ohio so the sun gets this fence area pretty good from June - Sept. Also will get below 0 randomly from Dec - Feb. Ty! Looking at 2lb and need to cover about 250 sq ft (7' high x 35-40 feet long) Ty!

Trademark Soundproofing Reply: Hi Todd. This is used frequently on outdoor fences. We have not had any complaints from customers about it being affected by the weather. 3 rolls of 4' x 25' will cover you.

8) wenlung l: How long does it take to ship the 2lb mass loaded vinyl (SKU#, MLV02x100) ? thanks.

Trademark Soundproofing Reply: Usually ships within 1 business day.

9) Sarah: Hello, I am curious if this MLV can be installed with glue. What glue do you recommend and what is the maximum weight/area that the glue can support? Thanks, Sarah

Trademark Soundproofing Reply: This would be too heavy for that we would recommend mechanical fasteners. Glues that are used with MLV are something like the HH-66 Vinyl Cement

10) Jeffery B: I am debating between two options for a soundproofing project. Option 1:floor joists - 1/2 in plywood - 2ln mlv- 3/4 osb - green glue - 1/4osb - carpet (floating osb floor over the mlv) Option 2: Floor joists - 1/2 in plywood - green glue - 3/4 osb carper underlay - 2lb mlv - carpet (no floating floor) Would the mlv do a decent job at decoupling the floating floor? Or would I be better off not floating the floor and letting the mlv be more limp on the carpet padding on top?

Trademark Soundproofing Reply: Option 2 is better.

11) jeanette : Hi - can i put this under a rug in a high traffic area by just laying it out on the floor under the rug (over hardwood flooring)? Obviously would cut to fit. It appears more highly rated than the carpet underlay.

Trademark Soundproofing Reply: Yes you can. The carpet underlayment has an additional feature, the closed cell foam which is great for absorbing footstep sound.

12) Rob C: I live in a row house. The party walls on both sides are unreinforced brick masonry. Generally only 2 bricks thick typical for NYC and Philadelphia. Then the brick walls have a thin layer of painted plaster. What's the best way to fasten and use MLV to still have a paintable wall? Would I attach with screws that have big washers then attach new drywall over it with longer drywall screws, then patch and paint?

Trademark Soundproofing Reply: Yes. Roofing nails to hold the MLV in place will also work.

13) Adam: We are redoing kitchen/floors/new dinning room over a basement. Entire sub floor is being pulled up to move pipes etc. so will have full access. We are putting new hardwood floors down to (real hardwood). Would I use this on the stud (floor) then put plywood down. Or would you advise plywood, this 2ml material, then another sheet of plywood? Or is the green “material/caulking” preferred ?? Thanks, Adam

Trademark Soundproofing Reply: If you are using 2 layers of plywood than the Green Glue Damping is preferred. If you are only using 1 layer than use the MLV above the plywood.