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[CCMC 13092-R] CCMC Canadian code compliance evaluation

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Compliance opinion

It is the opinion of the Canadian Construction Materials Centre that the evaluated products, when used as an acoustical underlay in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in this evaluation, comply with the following code:

National Building Code of Canada 2015

ID Code provision Solution type
09-11-01-00-00-0-009.11.1. Protection from Airborne NoiseAcceptable

Ontario Building Code

Ruling No. 04-17-121 (13092-R) authorizing the use of this product in Ontario, subject to the terms and conditions contained in the Ruling, was made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on 2004-10-15 (revised 2017-08-21) pursuant to s.29 of the Building Code Act, 1992 (see Ruling for terms and conditions). This Ruling is subject to periodic revisions and updates.


The above opinion(s) is/are based on the evaluation by the CCMC of technical evidence provided by the evaluation holder, and is bound by the stated conditions and limitations. For the benefit of the user, a summary of the technical information that forms the basis of this evaluation has been included.

Product information

Product names

  • Céramitech
  • Tech 3500
  • Tech 5000
  • Tech 7000

Product description

The products are underlays made from select non-woven, needle-punched polypropylene and polyester fibres with polyethylene.

The products are available in rolls that are 3 mm, 3.5 mm, 5 mm or 7 mm thick, between 11.6 m and 13 m long, and between 800 mm and 1 070 mm wide.

Manufacturing plant

This evaluation is valid only for products produced at the following plant:

Product namesManufacturing plant
Laval, QC, CA
CéramitechProduct evaluated by the CCMC
Tech 3500Product evaluated by the CCMC
Tech 5000Product evaluated by the CCMC
Tech 7000Product evaluated by the CCMC

Product evaluated by the CCMC Indicates that the product from this manufacturing facility has been evaluated by the CCMC

  Conditions and limitations

The CCMC’s compliance opinion is bound by this product being used in accordance with the conditions and limitations set out below.

  • The products underwent Field Sound Transmission Class (FSTC) sound testing, which does not account for flanking transmission. As such, adjoining construction must conform to Article 9.11.1.4., Adjoining Constructions, of Division B of the NBC 2015.
  • A fire-resistance rating must be established for the floor assembly where required by Article 9.10.9.4, Floor Assemblies, of the NBC 2015.
  • The products are to be used over concrete or wood subfloors.
  • The products must be glued to the subfloor.
  • The products must be installed in accordance with the requirements of the Installation Guides published by Soleno Textiles Techniques Inc., dated October 2012.
  • The products must be stored for 48 hours in the location where they will be installed before being fastened to the subfloor.
  • Finish flooring, such as ceramic tile and hardwood floors, may be installed over the Céramitech product as per the Installation Guide published by Soleno Textiles Techniques Inc.
  • The products’ joints must be sealed with adhesive tape.
  • Each roll must have a legible lable or stamp with the following information:
    • manufacture's identification, and 
    • the phrase "CCMC 13092-R"

Figure 1. Tech 3500, Tech 5000, Tech 7000 and Céramitech

  Technical information

This evaluation is based on demonstrated conformance with the following criteria:

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CCMC-TG-061629.01-15CCMC Technical Guide for Plastic Fiber Mat Underlay

The evaluation holder has submitted technical documentation for the CCMC's evaluation. Testing was conducted at laboratories recognized by the CCMC. The corresponding technical evidence for this product is summarized below.

Material requirements

Table 1. Results of testing the physical properties of the products
Property Unit Result – Tech 3500 Result – Tech 5000 Result – Tech 7000 Result – Céramitech
Thickness mm 3.5 ± 0.2 5.0 ± 0.2 7.0 ± 0.2 3.0 ± 0.2
Length mm 17 300 ± 6.0 17 280 ± 6.0 17 300 ± 6.0 13 000 ± 6.0
Width mm 1 630 ± 3.0 1 648 ± 3.0 1 630 ± 3.0 1 070 ± 3.0
Base weight g/m2 378.1 536.3 1 056 434.4
Tear strength (machine direction) N 536.6 892.8 1 853 577.7
Tear strength (cross-machine direction) N 765.1 1 261 2 528 656.1

Performance requirements

Acoustical performance

For the acoustical tests the products were installed in floor/ceiling assemblies. The field sound transmission class (FSTC) was established in accordance with ASTM E 413-87, "Classification for Rating Sound Insulation," based on testing in accordance with ASTM E 336-90, "Standard Test Method for Measurement of Airborne Sound Attenuation between Rooms in Buildings."

The test values are only for the complete systems tested. No acoustical rating for the underlay mat itself is provided in this evaluation.

In addition, the manufacturer submitted floor/ceiling assemblies for optional testing to establish the field impact insulation class (FIIC). The FIIC was established in accordance with ASTM E 989-890, "Standard Classification for Determination of Impact Insulation Class (IIC)," based on testing in accordance with ASTM E 1007-90, "Standard Test Method for Field Measurement of Tapping Machine Impact Sound Transmission Through Floor-Ceiling Assemblies and Associated Support Structures."

Table 2. Results of testing acoustical performance of the products
  Elements in the assembly FSTC FIIC Cross-section of the assembly
Ceramic tiles
  1. ceramic tiles
  2. bed of mortar
  3. Céramitech
  4. 203 mm concrete slab
58 56
A cross section view of the ceramic tiles assembly.

Figure 2. A cross-section view of the ceramic tiles assembly

Ceramic tiles
  1. ceramic tiles
  2. 9.5 mm plywood
  3. 12.7 mm plywood
  4. Céramitech
  5. 38.1 mm concrete topping
  6. 20.3 mm waferboard
  7. 330 mm Open Joist 2000™ wood truss, 406 mm o.c.
  8. 152 mm blown-in cellulose
  9. 13 mm resilient metal channels, 610 mm o.c., installed perpendicular to trusses
  10. 15.9 mm Type X gypsum board
59 60
A cross-section view of the ceramic tiles assembly.

Figure 3. A cross-section view of the ceramic tiles assembly

Wood floor assembly
  1. wood flooring
  2. AD-316 adhesive
  3. Tech 3500 membrane
  4. AD-316 adhesive
  5. 38.1 mm concrete topping
  6. insulating fibreboard
  7. 15.9 mm plywood
  8. 50 mm × 254 mm I-joists
  9. glass fibre insulation
  10. 13 mm resilient metal channels, 406 mm o.c.
  11. two 15.9 mm Type X gypsum boards
58 59
A cross-section view of the wood floor assembly.

Figure 4. A cross-section view of the wood floor assembly

Wood floor assembly
  1. wood flooring
  2. AD-316 adhesive
  3. Tech 3500 membrane
  4. AD-316 adhesive
  5. 203.2 mm concrete slab
58 58
A cross-section view of the wood floor assembly.

Figure 5. A cross-section view of the wood floor assembly

Wood floor assembly
  1. wood flooring
  2. AD-316 adhesive
  3. Tech 5000 membrane
  4. AD-316 adhesive
  5. 203.2 mm concrete slab
56 59
A cross-section view of the wood floor assembly.

Figure 6. A cross-section view of the wood floor assembly

Wood floor assembly
  1. wood flooring
  2. 15.9 mm × 89 mm wood ledger strips
  3. Tech 5000 membrane
  4. 38.1 mm concrete topping
  5. insulating fibreboard
  6. 15.9 mm plywood
  7. 50 mm × 254 mm I-joists
  8. glass fibre insulation
  9. 13 mm resilient metal channels, 406 mm o.c.
  10. two 15.9 mm Type X gypsum boards
59 60
A cross-section view of the wood floor assembly.

Figure 7. A cross-section view of the wood floor assembly

Wood floor assembly
  1. wood flooring
  2. AD-316 adhesive
  3. Tech 7000 membrane
  4. AD-316 adhesive
  5. 203.2 mm concrete slab
56 60
A cross-section view of the wood floor assembly.

Figure 8. A cross-section view of the wood floor assembly

Wood floor assembly
  1. wood flooring
  2. 15.9 mm × 89 mm wood ledger strips
  3. Tech 7000 membrane
  4. 38.1 mm concrete topping
  5. insulating fibreboard
  6. 15.9 mm plywood
  7. 50 mm × 254 mm I-joists
  8. glass fibre insulation
  9. 13 mm resilient metal channels, 406 mm o.c.
  10. two 15.9 mm Type X gypsum boards
59 62
A cross-section view of the wood floor assembly.

Figure 9. A cross-section view of the wood floor assembly

 

Table 3. Results of testing Céramitech to ASTM C 627, "Standard Test Method for Evaluating Ceramic Floor Tile Installation Systems Using the Robinson-Type Floor Tester"
Elements in assembly Result
  • polymer-modified hydraulic tile grout
  • 300 mm × 300 mm × 8.1 mm ceramic tiles
  • top adhesive
  • Céramitech
  • bottom adhesive
  • 51 mm concrete slab made of pre-mix concrete

No damage: first 5 cycles

System breakdown: 7th cycle

 

Céramitech can be used in residential and light duty commercial applications.

Administrative information

Use of Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) assessments

This assessment must be read in the context of the entire CCMC Registry of Product Assessments, any applicable building code or by-law requirements, and/or any other regulatory requirements (for example, the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, etc.).

It is the responsibility of the user to confirm that the assessment they are using is current and has not been withdrawn or superseded by a later version on the CCMC Registry of Product Assessments.

Disclaimer

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has evaluated only the characteristics of the specific product described herein. The information and opinions in this evaluation are directed to those who have the appropriate degree of experience to use and apply its contents (such as authorities having jurisdiction, design professionals and specifiers). This evaluation is valid when the product is used as part of permitted construction, respecting all conditions and limitations stated in the evaluation, and in accordance with applicable building codes and by-laws.

This evaluation is provided without representation, warranty or guarantee of any kind, expressed or implied, and the NRC provides no endorsement for any evaluated product. The NRC accepts no responsibility whatsoever arising in any way from any and all use of or reliance on the information contained herein or the use of any evaluated product. The NRC is not undertaking to render professional or other services on behalf of any person or entity nor to perform any duty owed by any person or entity to another person or entity.

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