What is Astro/Barrier ?
Astro/Barrier is an all-in-one film and foam underlayment for laminate floors. It can be used underneath any laminate floor that requires a film and foam underlayment, including hydronic heat systems.
Why Use It?
- Astro/Barrier's unique construction reduces your floor preparation time by 50%
- Encourages heat flow in hydronic heat applications
- 4-inch flap provides moisture barrier; no taping required
- Cushions as an underlayment, provides a quality hardwood feel
- Clean and non-toxic
- Easy to handle and install
Standard Roll Size » 46" + 4" x 52'
|Compression Strength||PSI||2.0-3.5@ 30%||ASTM-D-3575|
|Impact Sound Trans.||IIC||47||ASTM-E-492-90|
|Sound Trans. Loss||STC||50||ASTM-E-90-90|
|Vapor Trans. Rate||Gxsq/m/day||26.1 (AstroFoam)||DIN 52615|
|Vapor Trans. Rate||Gxsq/in/day||4.2 (AstroBarrier & II)||DIN52615|
|Vapor Barrier||3 mils||PE Film||-|
|Working Temp.||F||-65 to + 165||ASTM-D-3573|
|Unroll Astro/Barrier onto concrete floor. It is generally easier to place the film side down. However, the foam side can be placed down if preferred.||Make sure when unrolling subsequent rolls that the film-edge overlaps the adjacent roll edge completely.
(If the film overlap is less than 4", taping is required to obtain a uniform vapor-barrier.)
|Allow for a 3"- 4" overlap of Astro/Barrier at the perimeter of the room. Let the excess curl up on the wall edge.||Install laminate floor as directed by the manufacturer over Astro/Barrier.|