Hello and welcome to our new blog. I would like to start this blog off by telling a little about our start. We started with the question I ask you, “Does your washing machine walk around your laundry room, attack you when you enter, and shake your whole house?” Mine used to until we set out on a mission to solve this problem, we needed a product that would not only solve the problem of noise caused by washing machine vibration but also stop washing machine walking. 4 years later and a lot of testing, prototypes and headaches we have the solution, we call them Silent Feet. Now us being the perfectionist that we are, we wanted the best product possible.
To start we needed a top layer that would be able to withstand a roughly 250 pound machine shaking on top of it without breaking through, so we selected polyurethane. Next was the most important part we needed to select a base layer that would actually be absorbing or well dispersing the vibration. We did not want to use a foam or a product that would lose its quality over time, not did we want just some hard rubber that anyone could find, we wanted the best. That when we settled on a product produced named , simply, “Sorbothane”. Since its introduction, 25 years ago, Sorbothane® has been used in many varied energy absorbing product categories. Sorbothane Inc. engineers supplied the NASA design team with a unique Sorbothane® isolator to protect shuttle cameras from the violent forces thrust upon them during launch. Sorbothane® has achieved shock absorption levels of up to 94.7%. Unprecedented absorption levels are possible because Sorbothane® maintains stability and damping over a broad temperature range, enabling it to isolate damaging vibrations and impact shock in varied conditions. Its near faultless memory ensures a return to original shape, even after repeated compressions, making Sorbothane® ideal for a variety of engineering design applications requiring shock absorption, vibration isolation and acoustical damping. Currently, back to NASA, NASA is using Sorbothane to vibration/shock mount electronics on the new ARES I rocket due to launch in 2012.
So now that we had a material trusted by companies such as NASA, NASCAR, and Wilson just to name a few we had the perfect material. With the perfect material selected it came down the needing the perfect engineering. For this we gathered as many great minds as we could find, calling in the top Sorbothane engineers who had designed products for NASA, NASCA etcetera, and we called in friends and family who had experience in the industry and engineering backgrounds. With the wealth of knowledge we finally created our product, the definitive way to stop washing machine vibration and stop washing machine walking,we give you Silent Feet.
The Vibration Solution