SVS is made with wet-strength paper and a baked-on silicone coating. It does not contain any tar-based ingredients and won’t release toxic fumes or VOC’s like many other underlayment papers.
SVS is a tested moisture retardant which meets the recommended perm rating guidelines set out by the NWFA.
All the paper used for SVS has been re-purposed. We pride ourselves in providing our customers with an environmentally safe product that is made of 100% Recycled materials.
SVS is an underlayment in a class by itself. It has been tested under various conditions for its permeability and effectiveness for protecting hardwood floors from subfloor moisture. It has been recognized and given accolades by various hardwood industry associations including the NWFA and the Radiant Heat Association.
SVS is made of 6 mil. wet-strength paper and has a baked-on silicone coating. It won’t easily tear apart during installation like red rosin, craft paper or wax papers.
SVS has two sides, one matte surface, the other a smooth surface which allows installers to slide wood planks easily. This also provides the perfect surface to have clear visible chalk lines so an installer’s work can remain accurate. It also won’t leave a black residue on hands or walls and keeps the surrounding work areas clean.
Radiant Panel Association lab tests have confirmed that SVS is suitable for use on radiant heated floors. They found that there was “no measurable resistance to heat transfer with the product. No odors were released from Silicone Vapor Shield when heated from 90F to 100F.”
SVS is available in 4 sizes; 200, 400, 800 and 1000 square foot rolls. Its easily applied to any area regardless of size or location.
The descriptions provided in this guide are brief and do not cover all circumstances that an installer may encounter during installation. It is the installer’s
responsibility to read and follow the hardwood floor manufacturer’s instructions for proper installation of their flooring product.
In order to obtain the best possible installation the installer must ensure the environmental conditions on the premises are ideally suited for the installation of the hardwood flooring.
The boards must be stored on the premises for a minimum of 72 hours (or as required by the manufacturer) prior to installation in order to allow the wood to acclimatize to ambient conditions.
Once the old floor covering has been removed, the sub-floor must be carefully inspected in preparation for the flooring installation, as the hardwood floor will not correct major or apparent defects in a sub-floor, so it is vital that the sub-floor be inspected prior to installation.
Please Note: If there are any conditions or instructions not mentioned here, please refer to either the Hardwood Manufacturers Instructions or the Instructions Manual for Installations written by the NWFA.