Solid Hardwood Silicone Vapor Shield Underlayment Paper

Solid Hardwood Silicone Vapor Shield Underlayment Paper

Solid Hardwood Silicone Vapor Shield Underlayment Paper

Made In USA

The benefits of silicone vapor shield

Silicone Vapor Shield is an underlayment in a class by itself. It has been tested under various
conditions for its permeability and effectiveness for protecting hardwood against moisture.
“SVS” has been recognized and given accolades by various hardwood industry associations
including Radiant Heat Association and also meets the recommendations of the NWFA.

Easy install

Silicone Vapor Shield has two sides. One is a matte finish while the other has a smooth surface
which allows installers to slide wood planks easily. Silicone Vapor Shield’s white paper provides
the perfect surface in order to have a clear visible chalk line so that an installer’s work can remain
accurate. The SVS underlayment doesn’t leave a black residue on hands or walls which keeps the
installers and their work area clean.

100% recycled

We take great pride in the fact that all the paper used for Silicone Vapor Shield has been
re-purposed. This allows us to provide our customers with an environmentally safe product
made of 100% Recycled contents. Being environmentally responsible is just one way that
All Globe is involved in making our Earth safe for generations to come.

Moisture barrier

It’s been proven that Silicone Vapor Shield is far-and-away the best rated underlayment
paper for moisture protection. SVS also meets the recommended perm rating guidelines
as set forth by the NWFA.

Protects your home

It’s important to everyone that the products we keep in our homes are safe, for ourselves and our
families. SVS is made with a silicone baked coating that does not contain any tar or tar-based ingredients.
Tar based coatings in underlayments produce gasses and toxic fumes into our homes and offices.

Won’t fall apart

Silicone Vapor Shield is made of 6 mil. wet strength paper and has a baked Silicone coating that
won’t allow moisture to penetrate in to the hardwood flooring planks. Silicone Vapor Shield will
not fall apart during installation like red rosin, craft paper or wax papers do.

svs™ (silicone vapor shield) installation guidelines

The descriptions provided in this guide are brief and do not cover all circumstances that
an installer may encounter during and installation. It is the installer’s responsibility to read
and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper installation of their flooring product.

Job site environmental conditions

In order to obtain the best possible installation an installer must ensure the environmental
conditions on the premises are ideally suited for the installation of the hardwood flooring.

  • The building must be completely enclosed.
  • The interior environment conditions must be at occupied levels.
  • Basements and crawl spaces must be dry.
  • Drainage must direct any water away from the foundation.
  • All other interior work should be completed.
  • At the time of installation the subfloor humidity level must not exceed 12%.

The boards must be stored on the premises at least 72 hours prior to installation in order
to allow the wood to acclimatize to ambient conditions.

Subfloor preparation

Once the old floor covering has been removed, the sub-floor must be carefully inspected
in preparation for the flooring installation, as the hardwood floor will not correct major or
apparent defects in a sub-floor, so it is vital that the sub-floor be inspected prior to installation.


  • Remove any debris or protrusions (i.e. glue, staples, etc.) from the sub-flooring.
  • Ensure the boards are solidly fastened to joists.
  • Sweep and vacuum prior to filling or repairing any voids.
  • Check for a repair any squeaks or voids.
  • Even out the sub-flooring by sanding any uneven areas so that the sub-floor shows
    no differences in level.

svs installation

  • Roll and cut the SVS to the length of the starting wall and position the underlayment
    over the sub-floor as needed to attain proper coverage.
  • Secure the entire length of the underlayment paper edge with staples.
  • The starting row of paper should be stapled every two feet in order to keep the paper flat;
    the succeeding rows do not need to be stapled down.
  • In the succeeding rows the paper should be placed under the previous row of paper by 4″
    and is not to be taped or nailed down. This will provide a smooth surface which will make
    the planks slide easily over the underlayment.

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