Noise Control Floor Underlayment
- Other multi-story occupied spaces
Kinetics Soundmatt is used for controlling noise in condominiums, apartments, multi-family dwellings, commercial buildings, and other areas where footfall and impact noise can be the cause of occupant complaints.
Soundmatt allows the designer to meet and exceed codes. For example, the UBC (Uniform Building Code) for Sound Transmission Control states that "hotels and apartment houses" are "required to meet a sound transmission class (STC) of 50" and "an impact insulation class (IIC) of 50."
Impact noise can be intrusive to occupants in spaces below. Construction that calls for hard floor surfaces such as hardwood flooring, ceramic tile, quarry tile, marble, wood parquet, and vinyl tile are all areas where impact noise is of concern. Without a floor underlayment, intrusive impact noise can be objectionable.
Kinetics Soundmatt is a floor underlayment used to control sound transmission of both impact and airborne noise in floor systems. Soundmatt is a 5/16" (8 mm) thick underlayment comprised of precompressed molded glass fibers which provides a system stiff enough to prevent grout cracking in tile floors while being resilient enough to greatly reduce noise.