Second Skin Audio: Luxury Liner MLV Roll (1 lb / 2 lb)
Whether you have a big project or you just want to cut up your own mass loaded vinyl, Second Skin has the MLV soundproofing for the job. The Luxury Liner limp mass barrier roll comes in two standard thicknesses (1 lb / sqft and 2 lb / sqft) with the option to purchase a variety of lengths. All Second Skin MLV rolls are flexible, tear resistant (600 psi), odorless, fire resistant, and safe for automotive use (FMVSS 302 tested). Second Skin Luxury Liner is a building grade sound blocking material for any size soundproofing project, whether it’s the floor of a bus or a wall in a in your home theater. Keep the sounds you want IN and the sounds you don't OUT!
Luxury Liner 1 lb Mass Loaded Vinyl
- 1/8” thick premium mass loaded vinyl
- Each roll is 54" wide and comes in lengths of 10ft, 20ft, and 30ft.
- Weight: 1 lb per square foot
- STC rating: 26 (about a double paned window)
- How does it compare to the 2 lb MLV? It's half as thick, and more flexible. This is the preferred MLV density for automotive, walls, ceilings, PVC pipes, and other curved surfaces.
- Made in the USA
Luxury Liner 2 lb Mass Loaded Vinyl
- 1/4" thick premium mass loaded vinyl
- Each roll is 54" wide and comes in lengths of 5ft and 10ft.
- Weight: 2 lbs per square foot
- STC rating: 32 (about a wall in your house)
- How does it compare to the 1 lb MLV? It's twice as thick, and much heavier. This is the preferred MLV density for soundproof boxes, floors, and anywhere you need a serious noise barrier.
- Made in the USA
Luxury Liner Roll Bulk Pricing
Shipping these giant rolls individually is expensive. We can save significantly on large orders shipped via FREIGHT, and PASS THOSE SAVINGS on to you! You must be able to take a FREIGHT delivery to be eligible for the % discount.
| # of Rolls
|| % Discount
|| Cost per 30' 1 lb Roll
Note: The "bulk discount" price will be shown after you add the items to the cart.
Sound Transmission Loss
STC Rating (1 lb): 26
STC Rating (2 lb): 32
| Tensile Strength
|| ASTM D412
|| Minimum 600 psi (4.1 MPa)
|| ASTM D412
| Tear Resistance "Die C"
|| ASTM D412
|| 100 lbf/in (17.5 kN/m)
| Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard
|| FMVSS 302
| Temperature Rating
|| 150°F (175°F intermittent)
Home & Commercial Application Instructions
Recommended Install Method: staples, screws, nails, or hung with reinforced grommets
Install Locations: walls, floors, ceilings, soundproof boxes, generator boxes, generator enclosure, soundproof fence, PVC pipes, HVAC ducts, door soundproofing, mechanical rooms, machinery enclosures, office partition walls
Steps to Soundproof a Wall
- Measure the height of the wall. Roll out the MLV so the length of the material matches the wall's height. Cut the mass loaded vinyl using a sharp utility knife and a T-square to ensure you make a straight cut. You can also cut the MLV with a good pair of upholstery scissors. Just be careful you don't make crooked cuts!
- Fasten the MLV to the wall using staples, screws or nails. Start attaching the MLV at the top of the wall, and work your way across ensuring the MLV stays straight.
- The preferred installation method is to install MLV to a wall that has insulation and framing, but no drywall yet. There are a variety of installation methods that will improve performance, such as decoupling clips or a double wall, but if you are not an acoustics professional - you likely shouldn't be attempting that level of complexity. Just focus on the basics, and ensure you have a sturdy install that is airtight and gapless.
- If the wall already has drywall, it's probably not worth ripping it off. Just attach the MLV directly to the drywall.
- After you've finished attaching the MLV to the studs and the bottom of the wall, repeat the steps you just did for your second cut off the MLV roll. Do not cover any wall outlets or light switches. Leave them exposed.
- As you work your way across the wall, keep the ends of the MLV directly next to each other. (AIRTIGHT!) If the MLV edges connect on a stud, use acoustic caulk to seal the gap. If the MLV edges connect over an air gap, use foil tape to seal the edges.
- After you've finished getting the MLV up on the wall, use your acoustic sealant caulk to seal ALL of the edges, both between the sheets of MLV and between the MLV and the wood studs. THIS IS A KEY STEP TO ENSURE YOUR BARRIER IS AIRTIGHT. If you have not hung drywall, now's the time to begin installing drywall on top of the MLV.
Have a Smaller Project? You should take a look at MLV Sheets.
Automotive Application Instructions
Recommended Install Adhesive: HH-66 Vinyl Contact Cement or Dual Lock Reclosable Fasteners (spray adhesive will not work on vinyl)
Install Locations: cabin side firewall, car floor, trunk, on top of wheel wells, and back wall
- For best results, Luxury Liner should be applied on top of a sound deadener, such as Second Skin Audio's Damplifier Pro or Spectrum. It’ll be the final layer of your multi-layer sound insulation bubble.
- Choose your decoupler. For the floor of vehicles, we recommend OverKill Pro (closed cell foam) or Heat Wave Pro (jute material) as a decoupling material between the MLV and the application surface on the car. OverKill Pro adds water resistant insulation, whereas the Heat Wave Pro is an OEM style thermal insulator and sound absorber. Both options work well.
- If upholstery or carpet is not already out, remove it. Ensure there’s no loose debris, rust, dirt, or waxy oils.
- Cut Luxury Liner to the desired size with a sharp utility knife or a good pair of scissors. Be sure to cut to a size that will allow you to reinstall the carpet and upholstery trim. Do not cover wires, drain holes, or mechanical devices. This part of the project is more art than science, as you need to have as few gaps as possible in your noise barrier while avoiding interference with other parts of the car.
- Use vinyl cement, such as HH-66 Vinyl Contact Cement, to adhere the Luxury Liner to the decoupler of choice. Apply one coat on the Luxury Liner Vinyl and one to the decoupling product.
- Apply a second adhesive to the decoupler and the foil side of your Damplifier Pro. You can reuse the contact cement again or another one you choose. The decoupling layer should be attached to the foil side of your sound deadener. Apply constant pressure over the entire surface for several minutes to ensure a solid bond.
- Seal any exposed edges or seams with Foil Insulation Tape. The goal is to create as close to an unbroken noise barrier as possible.
- Factory carpet can be replaced immediately. Aftermarket carpet kits can be attached directly to the exposed mass loaded vinyl side of Luxury Liner.
Second Skin Luxury Liner Install Guide