Green Glue Noiseproofing Joist Tape

Noiseproofing Joist Tape

Solve squeaky floors with Green Glue Noiseproofing Joist Tape, perfect for new residential and commercial construction projects that prioritize the tenant's experience.

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 Green Glue Noiseproofing Joist Tape

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

Green Glue Noiseproofing Joist Tape

How do I know if I need Joist Tape?

Joist Tape is used on floor joists to eliminate squeaks caused by the friction between the floor joist and subflooring.

Joist Tape Installation in 3 Easy Steps

Step 1

Make sure all surfaces are free from dirt, ice and water before applying Joist Tape.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Once placement of Joist Tape is complete, apply the subfloor as normal to joists after being affixed.

Benefits of soundproofing with Joist Tape

Quieter floor

Joist Tape prevents the rubbing between flooring materials eliminating most squeaks

Standard sizing

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

Download Green Glue Noiseproofing Joist Tape Documents

Installation manual


Green Glue Noiseproofing Joist Tape Installation Guide (English)

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Installation manual


Green Glue Noiseproofing Joist Tape Installation Guide (Francais)

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Installation manual


Green Glue Noiseproofing Joist Tape Installation Guide (Espanol)

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Green Glue Noiseproofing LEED Certification Report

Green Glue Noiseproofing LEED certification report

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