Noiseproofing Joist Tape
One of the biggest noise complaints in a new construction is the sound of squeaky floors that develops over time. Squeaking occurs naturally when floors settle and joists rub against the subfloor, but this friction is avoidable when access to the joist is possible. Unlike liquid adhesives or nails, Green Glue Noiseproofing Joist Tape is a foam tape that creates a flexible barrier, preventing squeaks from occurring as joists and subfloors dry and shrink and the building settles.
The bright color allows builders to highlight the installation to clients while the subfloor and joists are visible.
Noiseproofing Joist Tape installation considerations
Applying Joist Tape takes practically no time at all and can easily be incorporated into flooring jobs with our patented roller which can be purchased from one of our Green Glue Soundproofing Specialists. Simply roll tape onto floor joists, adhesive side down, and install subflooring on top.
Some details to keep in mind when using Green Glue Noiseproofing Joist Tape:
The use of construction adhesive is NOT possible when securing the subfloor
Temperatures should be at least 50°F (10°C) when applying Joist Tape to ensure the pressure sensitive adhesive will function
Surfaces must be clean of dirt, water and ice
Use "nail-only" data when calculating joist spans
Use ring-shanked nails or screws as mechanical fasteners
Do not peel off “liner” (shiny top surface) as this is a key component of the noiseproofing technology
Achieve the best soundproofing results with Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound, Sealant, Clips and Joist Tape. For more information on test results and configurations, find a Green Glue Soundproofing Specialist near you.
Our most frequently asked questions
Joist Tape Installation in 3 Easy Steps
Make sure all surfaces are free from dirt, ice and water before applying Joist Tape.
Apply adhesive side down evenly to the top of each floor joist. This can be done by hand or using the Green Glue Joist Tape Applicator.
Once placement of Joist Tape is complete, apply the subfloor as normal to joists after being affixed.
Benefits of soundproofing with Joist Tape
Joist Tape prevents the rubbing between flooring materials eliminating most squeaks
Available in three standard widths based on the most common joist sizes in new construction projects: 1-7/16 in, 2-¼ in, and 3 in (3.6 cm, 5.7 cm, and 7.63 cm)
|Builder grade, builder approved||
Quick application and high visibility make Joist Tape an easy addition to new build projects that have long term benefits
Quick and clean application, with no special skills required
|Built for longevity||
Joist Tape is formulated to last the life of a building
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