IVC - underlay

IVC’s Silento 50 collection of heterogeneous vinyl flooring features a special acoustic foam backing that is said to reduce impact sound by 18dB. Suitable for use in student accommodation, education and social housing, the floor is available in a range of realistic wood looks, as well as stone and plain effects.

Including a suite of on-trend grey woods and classic oak looks, Silento 50 has a range of plain decors, including a bright green and orange, ready to provide ‘excellent scope for finding the ideal look without compromising on sound-deadening performance’.

The company says: ‘All wood designs in the collection are also equipped with T-emboss, a new mechanical emboss that makes the striking wood effects more authentic through sharper clarity and a better matt look with less light reflectance. With reduced surface texture and combined with Hyperguard+, T-emboss also makes cleaning easier, provides improved stain and slip properties and gives excellent abrasion performance.

‘With Hyperguard+, all floors in the Silento 50 collection are protected from dirt and stains and remain easy to maintain throughout their lifetime, requiring no specialist care. The permanent polyurethane treatment makes Silento 50 ideal when specialist cleaning schedules and intensive maintenance are not regularly achievable, such as in social housing and student accommodation buildings.’

IVC adds: ‘As well as reducing sound for a more comfortable environment, Silento 50 achieves a Class 33 Heavy Commercial use rating, giving suitability for demanding public areas such as corridors or receptions where two and four-metre width options can help minimise waste or reduce seams respectively.

‘With Invisiweld, the wood-look integrity of the Silento 50 collection can also be enhanced with a flush seam that’s also stronger and thereby less prone to failure than traditional hot weld.’