Glasbord Installation Guide

glasbord install guide

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SAFETY INFORMATION

WHEN CUTTING OR DRILLING, ALWAYS WEAR PROTECTIVE GLASSES OR GOGGLES AND A FACE MASK WHICH COVERS THE FACE
AND MOUTH. Itching due to glass fibers may be avoided by the use of barrier creams on exposed skin areas. Hearing protection is also recommended.

SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT

Supplies will vary depending on wall substrate, adhesive choice and seam treatment selection.

STANDARD FRP TOOLS NEEDED
  • Crane Composites Laminate Roller (Part # R50ROLLER)
  • Crane Composites V-notched Trowel 3/16 x 1/4 x 5/16 (Part # R50TROWEL)
  • Circular saw with fine tooth carbide tipped saw blade
  • Swivel-head 18 gauge shears
  • Drywall Roto-Zip®
  • Jig-Saw
  • Flat edge finishing tool (putty knife or equivalent)
MATERIALS NEEDED
  • Crane Composites FRP Panels
  • Adhesive – Crane Advanced Polymer Adhesive (R53829) or Crane Fast Grab Adhesive (R53828) Refer to page 5 for assistance in selecting the appropriate adhesive
  • Soap and water for clean-up (Latex or Polymer adhesives)
  • Saw horses
  • Plywood larger than panels
  • Dry, lint free rags
  • Sandpaper or Paper Tiger® Wallpaper Removal Tool for roughing up wall
  • Tape measure
  • Utility knife
  • Six-penny finishing nails
  • Carbide tipped laminate cutter
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: If installation room has high humidity (65% or higher) then a portable low-cost dehumidifier unit is suggested.
SEAM TREATMENT
  • Moldings
  • Color Coordinating Caulk
  • Seam Sealant (cleanroom only)
  • Cleanroom Wall System Seam Sealant – 7555 Urethane Sealant (R53827)
  • Applicator – Pneumatic Dual Chamber Applicator Gun (R50CAULKGUN)
  • 400ml Static Mixing Tips – 3/8 x 11 x 24 EL
  • Finishing Kit – Inline Seam and Radial Seam Finishers for seam smoothing (R50SEAM-KIT)
  • Panel Tape – 1 by 144 yds (R53522)
  • Solvent for clean-up (IPA, acetone)
  • Protective gloves needed when using seam sealant
STORAGE

Panels should be stored indoors on a solid, flat, dry surface other than the floor. Do not stack on concrete floor or any other surface that emits moisture. Lay panels flat with proper support on the ends of panels. Do not stand panels on edge. All FRP panels must be stored inside. Optimum storage conditions are 60° to 75° (16°C to 24°C) and 35% to 55% relative humidity (Figure 1).

ProXL Recreational Flooring Maintenance Guidelines

proxlThank you for purchasing your SportFloor® ProXL product from Sound Barrier. You have made an exceptional choice for your facility, one that you will want to properly protect. ProXL surfaces are engineered and manufactured using the highest quality virgin and recycled materials to ensure a long and useful life.

The following maintenance guidelines have been prepared to assist owners of ProXL Recreational Flooring in the recommended care of your new product. It is a guideline which may be used to produce an effective finished installation and should be reviewed in the context of the installation site(s).

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ProXL must not be cleaned with any petroleum based cleaners. If any petroleum fuels are spilled on the matting, it should be removed immediately to avoid damage to the matting and voiding of warranty.

Rubber flooring will typically and gradually “oxidize” and “break in” over time. This “maturing” is a completely natural phenomenon, which helps to create an easy to clean surface. However, during the early stages of this “break in” period (approximately 6 months), the surface will attract soil more easily than it would once it has matured so initial maintenance is very important. (Refer to Deep Cleaning instructions below.)

These maintenance guidelines are applicable for both adhered and interlock installation methods.

  • For interlocking ProXL – Cleaning can be performed immediately after installation.
  • For glued down ProXL – Wait 72 hours (min) after installation then proceed with floor maintenance
Equipment Needed:
  • Broom
  • Wet/dry vacuum
  • Wet floor signs and/or caution tape
  • TASKI™ Profi® and Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Personal protective equipment (if required)
  • Rotary buffing machine (300 rpm max)
  • Medium Scotch Brite® pad
  • Restoration only
  • TASKI Ice-it
  • Purple Scotch Brite® pad or nylon brush
I. Debris Removal

A. Initial Cleaning: Thoroughly vacuum or sweep your new floor to remove all dust and/or debris.

B. Routine Cleaning: Vacuuming or sweeping should be done daily to minimize dirt buildup. As a minimum this cleaning should be performed weekly or more frequently as required.

II. Cleaning

A. Initial Cleaning:

  • DO NOT clean for minimum of 72 hours after installation. This ensures that the adhesive has fully cured and that there is no risk of compromising the newly installed flooring system.
  • Recommended cleaner is TASKI™ Profi® or a similar product.
  • For safety, post “Wet Floor” signs, use caution tape or barricade the area from entry.
  • Refer to Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for proper personal protective equipment before working with chemicals.
  • Mix the appropriate ratio of the cleaner as recommended by the manufacturer. (Note: Test diluted solution on small area of floor surface to measure its efficiency. If it is not producing desired results, slightly adjust your mixing ratio accordingly.)
  • Using a mop, apply approved floor cleaner diluted with clean water.
  • Follow cleaning product manufacturer’s instructions and allow solution to stand for 5-10 minutes after application, but do not allow surface to dry out.
  • While still wet, scrub floor using a rotary buffing machine equipped with a medium Scotch Brite® pad.
  • Scrub surface in multiple directions with the rotary buffing machine and remove wet residue using a wet-dry vacuum.
  • Damp mop rinse the surface thoroughly using clean fresh water.
  • Repeat cleaning as required to remove any remaining mold release or sediment.
  • Insufficient rinsing of the flooring surface after it has been washed can lead to the accumulation of soap residue. Repeat rinsing as required to remove all residues.
  • Prohibit foot traffic on flooring until area is dry.

B. Regular Cleaning: (Minimum Once Weekly)

  • For safety, post wet floor signs, caution tape or barricade area
  • Refer to Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for proper personal protective equipment before
    working with chemicals.
  • Begin by thoroughly vacuuming or sweeping the ProXL surface.
  • Using a mop, apply approved floor cleaner diluted with clean water. Depending on how soiled the area
    is, you may choose to increase the concentration of the cleaner.
  • Follow cleaning product manufacturer’s instructions and allow solution to stand for 5-10 minutes, but do
    not allow surface to dry out.
  • Scrub floor using a rotary buffing machine equipped with a medium Scotch Brite® pad.
  • Scrub surface in multiple directions and remove wet residue using a wet-dry vacuum.
  • Damp mop rinse the surface thoroughly with clean fresh water.
  • Insufficient rinsing of the flooring surface after it has been washed can lead to the accumulation of soap
    residue. Repeat rinsing as required to remove all residues.
  • Prohibit foot traffic on flooring until area is dry.

C. Deep Cleaning: (at approximately six months or when required)

  • Recommended cleaner is “HD degreaser with glycol ether”.
  • For safety, post “Wet Floor” sign, use caution tape or barricade the area from entry.
  • Refer to Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for proper personal protective equipment.
  • Mix the appropriate ratio of the degreaser as recommended by the manufacturer. (Note: Test diluted solution on small area of floor surface to measure its efficiency. If it is not producing desired results, slightly adjust your mixing ratio accordingly.)
  • Follow cleaning product manufacturer’s instructions

D. Restorative Cleaning: (approximately every 2-3 years or as required.)

  • For safety, post wet floor signs, caution tape or barricade the area
  • Refer to Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for proper personal protective equipment before working with chemicals.
  • Begin by thoroughly vacuuming or sweeping the ProXL surface.
  • Use TASKI Ice-It and mix to manufacturer’s suggested ratio as required for condition of flooring.
  • Using a mop, apply mixed floor cleaner diluted with clean water.
  • Allow solution to stand for 10-20 minutes but do not let surface dry out before scrubbing.
  • Scrub floor using a rotary buffing machine equipped with a purple Scotch Brite® pad or nylon brush.
  • Scrub surface in multiple directions and remove wet residue using a wet-dry vacuum.
  • Damp mop rinse the surface thoroughly with clean fresh water.
  • Repeat cleaning as required removing any remaining sediment or “applied finish” material.
  • Insufficient rinsing of the flooring surface after it has been washed can lead to the accumulation of soap
    residue. Repeat rinsing as required to remove all residues.
  • Prohibit foot traffic on flooring until area is dry.
III. Waxes and Coatings
  • (Note: ProXL does not require an applied finish.)

    A regular maintenance regimen is all that is needed to care for your rubber flooring.
  • An applied finish may alter the surface characteristic of the floor
IV. Precautionary Measures
  • Note: Always wait 72 hours after installation before performing the initial maintenance of the surface.
  • Note: DO NOT use a brown or black (coarse) scrubbing pad as it may damage the material and void the warranty.
  • Note: DO NOT use steel wool or abrasive brushes, acetone, gasoline or turpentine to clean the flooring.
  • Note: If any petroleum product is spilled on the flooring, it should be removed immediately to avoid
    damage to the surface and voiding of warranty.

A. Cleaning Products

It is recommended that ProXL be cleaned with TASKI™ Profi®. If you choose to use cleaners other than the TASKI™ Profi® the flooring cleaner is required to have a neutral pH (between 7 and 9). All chemicals used must be solvent-free, phosphate-free and phenol-free. As a general guideline, never select chemicals that have a pH below 2 or above 12.

B. Cleaning Equipment

Best results come from using a rotary buffing machine. If installed equipment or furniture is preventing access,
perform regular cleaning with a wet or microfiber mop. Spot cleaning can be done with a soft nylon bristle deck brush.

(Note: DO NOT allow water to pool under pieces of equipment installed on the flooring. Rust may develop and permanently stain your rubber surface.)

C. Heavy Equipment

Heavy equipment placed on the flooring should not exceed the flooring’s capacity/tolerance. Make sure loads are properly distributed and that the wheel base or legs of the equipment are properly functional and protected with caps to avoid permanently scratching, indenting or gouging the surface of the rubber.

If heavy equipment must be moved across the finished floor, use extra care to avoid damage to the flooring. Plywood or Masonite should be used as a protective layer over the flooring to avoid damaging the surface.

Utility vehicles should be kept off the finished floor surface. Sudden stops and/or spinning wheels can cause tire marks or streaks on the surface. When vehicles must be allowed onto the surface, operators should be cautioned to avoid quick starts and stops. Plywood tracks placed under tires are recommended for crossing over the floor surface when required.

(Note: All equipment moving on or off the ProXL should be in good mechanical condition to avoid any oil drips or fluid spills.)

D. Food and Beverages

When possible, food and beverages should not be allowed onto the surface of the ProXL. Certain types of food and highly colored drinks, if spilled and/or left in place could be difficult to remove and may cause permanent staining to the surface.

E. Skates and Spikes

ProXL is designed to tolerate the use of skates and spikes. It is engineered to provide a safe and slip-resistant floor system, but is not indestructible and requires maintenance and eventual replacement depending on concentration of use.

F. UV

ProXL is sensitive to UV rays and should not be installed in an exterior application.

Kemlite Glasbord with Surfaseal

Glasbord ProductFor fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) wall and ceiling panels that combine unsurpassed hygiene and durability with high-performance and style, customers around the world trust Crane Composites. As the first and largest global manufacturer of FRP wall paneling, Kemlite Glasbord with Surfaseal technology offers the industry’s most innovative and resilient FRP panels.

With a broad selection of moisture-resistant and non-porous FRP paneling solutions Kemlite is available in a range of surface options, textures and colors. Easy to install over any existing wall surface and highly cost-effective, our FRP panels are proven to deliver tough, low maintenance surfaces that are long lasting, yet great-looking.

You’ll find Crane Composites FRP panels in restaurants, food processing plants, cleanrooms, healthcare facilities, schools, or in any commercial space where surface durability and high performance are desired.

As Canada’s premier distributor and installer of Kemlite FRP products, Sound Barriers has the stock, knowledge and experienced team to deliver your project on time and on budget.

Sound Barriers carriers Kemlite Glasbord with Surfaseal in both class A and class C fire ratings including:

Class ‘A’ Fire Rated Panels in 4′ x 8′, 4′ x 9′ and 4′ x 10′

Class ‘C’ Fire Rated Panels in 4′ x 8′, 4′ x 9′, 4′ x 10′ and 4′ x 12′

Icedome Juriquilla

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The Sound Barriers prefabricated aluminum dasher board system allows for quick and accurate installation onto your existing ice pad. It is also ideal for multifunction venues where temporarily removing the dasher boards allows for greater access for other events such as concerts, trade shows and conventions.

The Sound Barriers PF-A-01 is constructed of a rigid aluminum frame with 1/2″ puck board fastened to the ice-side of the dasher boards and 3/8″ puck board fastened to the spectator side. All fasteners are colour matched to the boards and lines to provide a seamless visual mount. The tempered glass shields are 5/8″ thick on the ends and corners of the dasher boards to provide higher impact resistance in those critical areas. While 1/2″ tempered glass shields are use on the sides to reduce overall cost.

icedome_juriquilla_smJuriquilla, Mexico is a suburb of Santiago de Querétaro located approximately 300 KM northwest of Mexico City. Santiago de Querétaro is the capital and largest city of the state of Querétaro, located in central Mexico. It is part of the macroregion of Bajío. In 1996, the historic center of Querétaro was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Querétaro has repeatedly been recognized as the metro area with the best quality of life and as the safest city in Mexico and also as the most dynamic in Latin America. It is a strong business and economic centre and a vigorous service city that is experiencing an ongoing social and economic revitalization. Querétaro has seen an outstanding industrial and economic development since the mid 1990s. Querétaro metropolitan area has the 2nd highest GDP per capita among Mexico’s metropolitan areas with 20,000 USD after Monterrey. The city is the fastest-growing in the country, basing its economy to IT and data centers, logistics services, aircraft manufacturing and maintenance, call centers and manufacturing center for automotive and machinery industry, chemicals and food products. The region of Querétaro has a rapidily growing vineyards agriculture and it hosts the famous wine producer from Spain: Freixenet, the wine production in Querétaro is now the second largest in Mexico after the Baja California region.

Sound Barriers uses Kingspan Insulated Wall and Ceiling Panels

kingspan_logoCommercial Roof and Wall Panels That Deliver Design Flexibility, Efficiency, and Performance to Create the Ultimate Single Component Roof and Wall System Kingspan commercial metal roof and wall systems provide superior energy efficiency combined with eye-catching looks for the commercial construction sector.

Can a metal roof and wall panel system meet all your project demands? It can and it will — if it’s a commercial metal roof and wall system from Kingspan Panels.

Every project has its challenges. Designers have always faced the standard issues of visual appearance, budget and project deadlines. And now, the modern facility also emphasizes building performance, environmental stewardship and a greater focus on budget.

Kingspan Panels offers a broad selection of technically insulated wall panels and roof systems to meet these challenges and overcome the obstacles of modern building design and construction.

  • Design Flexibility
  • Horizontal and vertical wall applications
  • Numerous profiles, finishes and color options
  • Trim-less ends and cover widths
  • Effortlessly integrates with traditional construction methods and building systems
  • Efficiency
  • Quicker close-in and dry-in for reduced building costs
  • Single component roof and wall systems reduce labor time and construction waste
  • Reduces need for multiple trades Performance
  • Tested R-values of 7.5 per inch
  • Thermal envelope decreases the thermal bridging that is typical of cavity wall systems
  • Direct foam-to-foam contact provides unbroken thermal shield

Contact Sound Barriers for more information or a project quote.

Kemlite FRP in Stock at Sound Barriers

Surfaseal-chartFor fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) wall and ceiling panels that combine unsurpassed hygiene and durability with high-performance and style, customers around the world trust Crane Composites. As the first and largest global manufacturer of FRP wall paneling, we offer the industry’s most innovative and resilient FRP panels.

Our broad selection of moisture-resistant and non-porous FRP paneling solutions are available in a range of surface options, textures and colors. Easy to install over any existing wall surface and highly cost-effective, our FRP panels are proven to deliver tough, low maintenance surfaces that are long lasting, yet great-looking.

You’ll find Crane Composites FRP panels in restaurants, food processing plants, cleanrooms, healthcare facilities, schools, or in any commercial space where surface durability and high performance are desired.

Sound Barriers stocks:

4′ x 8′, 9′, 10′ and 12′ –  class ‘C’ fire rated FRP wall panels

23-3/4″ x 47-3/4″  –  class ‘C’ fire rated FRP ceiling panels

4′ x 8′, 9′ and 10 ‘ – FX – class ‘A’ fire rated FRP wall panels

4′ x 8′ and 10 ‘ – FXE – Factory Mutual class ‘A’ fire rated FRP wall panels

23-3/4″ x 47-3/4″  -FX – class ‘A’ fire rated FRP ceiling panels

 

 

Angus Recreation Centre Retrofits Dasher Boards

Angus Recreation_CentreAngus is located in Essa Township, just west of Barrie in Simcoe County, Ontario. Angus has small town charm and with its proximity to Barrie and the 400 highway, it is a growing commuter city.

Angus has all the nearby conveniences that your family needs, including a library, Catholic and public elementary schools, a public secondary school, a small shopping centre, many stores and restaurants, and a recreation facility.

As a growing community, the arena dasher boards and freezing slab at the recreation centre were found to be in need of updating.

With the freezing slab being updated, Sound Barriers worked with the designer to custom fit the dasher boards to a 42 inch height, as opposed to the standard 48 inch height traditionally used.

The white puck board, yellow kick strip and red top sill where replaced providing for many more years of use by the local residents.

Colour matched fasteners were employed to provide an aesthetically pleasing installation.

Since the glass shields are costly to replace, where possible Sound Barriers re-used the existing tempered glass shields to reduce the overall installations cost.

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Eclipse Partitions

Distributed and installed in Canada by Sound Barriers, Eclipse Partitions (patent pending) are the future of restroom partitions that offer both innovative design aesthetics and durable performance. The clean lines of this system provide a contemporary look to any bathroom decor. The no sight design delivers superior privacy above traditional partitions.

Eclipse Partisions

NEW GENERATION OF PARTITIONS: Make your restroom the best room

  • High privacy no sight design
  • Innovative hinge & post design structure
  • Sleek design with hidden brackets
  • Contemporary antigrip head rail
  • Durable HDPE material

SOPHISTICATED INNOVATION: Simple, yet sophisticated. Eclipse Partitions offer innovative design aesthetics and durable performance.

  • A custom designed metal framing system and pivot hinge eliminates the need for pilasters while maintaining sufficient clearance to the toilet
  • Hinges with lateral and vertical adjustment make it easy to align and level doors during installation and maintenance
  • A small diameter corrosion resistant aluminum post minimizes contact with the floor for ease of cleaning
  • No unsightly hardware visible from outside of stalls

ULTIMATE PRIVACY: Ultimate privacy combined with clean, contemporary lines to compliment any bathroom decor.

  • Designed with increased privacy in mind
  • Get the Edge – unique angled door edges eliminate sight lines for complete privacy and a comfortable “at home” experience
  • Available in three panel height options: standard (55″), privacy (62″), and high privacy (72″)

CREATE YOUR SPACE: The combination of design, privacy and durability make this system ideal for any application from a high traffic airport to a modern corporate setting.

  • Custom designed partition hardware combined with solid plastic high density polyethylene plastic panels provides outstanding durability
  • With over 30 colors and textures to choose from, architects, designer and building owners are sure to find one that fits their unique style
  • Modular side panels allow selection from complete line of colors and textures and provides architects with a unique design element when combining multiple colors or textures

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Contact Sound Barriers for information, samples and quotations.

Case Study: SIKA Polyurethane Screed and Coating Systems

  • Polyurethane Screed and Coating SystemsMarket: Manufacturing Industry
  • Market segment: Food Industry
  • Sub-segment: Prepared Foods
  • Project: Les Aliments DANG NGOC Inc., Laval, Québec.
  • Products: Sikafloor® 20 PurCemCA, Sikafloor® 29 PurCemCA and Sikafloor® 31 PurCemCA.

Existing situation: Water infiltration through cracks in the existing floor protection system caused the surface to breakdown prematurely in a blast freezer.

Challenge: Install a durable industrial floor that meets Canadian Food Inspection Agency requirements, while providing resistance to thermal shock, mechanical damage and chemical attack.

Solution: Sikafloor® 20 PurCemCA polyurethane resin floor screed. Sikafloor® 31 PurCemCA polyurethane flooring coating overSikafloor® 20 PurCemCA and Sikafloor 29® PurCemCA for a smoother finish.

Hard as a rock. . . and shockproof

Flooring installed in a blast freezer of a food manufacturing plant quickly deteriorated and needed to be replaced one year after installation. The original protection system did not withstand sudden changes in temperature caused by hot water washings. Cracks appeared around the floor drains allowing water infiltration under the coating causing the surface to flake and breakdown.

A new flooring system that met Canadian Food Inspection Agency requirements was needed. Other requirements included : resistance to thermal shock caused by sudden drops in temperature (from 20°C to -35°C within 30 to 60 minutes); high compressive strength to support the weight of two conveyors used to move food products; resistance to pressure washing at approximately 43°C (110°F) using a chlorinated alkaline detergent (Blizzard).

The first step was to completely remove the existing failing floor coating. The exposed concrete was then decontaminated and prepared for the application of a new protection system. Workmen installed a 9 mm thick screed of Sikafloor® 20 PurcemCA polyurethane resin flooring and a seamless sanitary cove base 400 mm in height made from Sikafloor® 29 PurCemCA. The final layer consisted of a topcoat of Sikafloor® 31 PurCemCA, a polyurethane solvent-free coating spread over the entire floor area for a smoother finish. Moving joints in the floor were sealed using Sikaflex® Primer 205 and Sikaflex®2c NS EZ Mix polyurethane based elastomeric sealant.

The Sika solution not only provided a surface which meets Canadian Food Inspection Agency regulations, but one that is also resistant to thermal shock, high abrasion, impact and chemical attack.

Freeze flooring case study.

Contact Sound Barriers for information and quotation.

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: SCRANTON PRODUCTS REVOLUTIONIZES SCHOOL STORAGE WITH NEW DURALIFE HDPE, FIRE-RATED LOCKERS

Scranton, PA – It can seem like a jungle in school hallways, with kids slamming, swinging and sounding like a herd of elephants- releasing all that pent up energy on their poor lockers! Distributed in Canada by Sound Barriers, Welcome to the Jungle” says Scranton Products, as they introduce Duralife Lockers, the only line of solid HDPE school lockers that are fully fire-rated (compliant with NFPA 286) as well as being GREENGUARD Children & Schools CertifiedSM for improved indoor air quality. With extensive advantages over metal lockers, Duralife features the strength and durability to stand up to the bombardment of everyday school use with low maintenance at a comparable cost. Duralife Locker doors also feature a quieter close, reducing noise levels by three times that of metal lockers. A new Duralife video detailing the advantages is available at https://vimeo.com/48979521.

“Duralife Lockers, made with HDPE, are a stylish, economical alternative to metal,” said Don Wharton, President of Scranton Products. “With the multitude of durable, easy care features, the payback is realized in just a few short years.”

North American-made Duralife Lockers are available in several design options and 15 beautiful colors, with a color-throughout formula that resists scratching. Custom color options are also available. With a 6-point latch mechanism and full length anodized steel hinges for exceptional strength, Duralife Lockers are impact and dent resistant. In fact, in ASTM impact testing, they were shown to have 59 times the impact resistance of metal. They will not rust, corrode or delaminate and are covered by a full 15-year warranty.

duralife_1HDPE is naturally resistant to bacteria, odors, mold and mildew and the non-porous surface is very easy to clean. Graffiti wipes off easily with most non-abrasive cleaners and stickers and contact paper are easily removed. The lockers can also be power washed and steam cleaned without the worry of rust.

In addition to meeting GREENGUARD Children & Schools air quality standards, Duralife Lockers also contribute to a project’s LEED certification. They are made with recycled materials and are 100% recyclable. And, since they do not require painting, there are no VOCs.

Duralife Lockers perform far beyond metal and will stand up to the stampede!

Contact Sound Barriers for information, samples and quotation.