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Model RIM-W Wood Floating Floor

Kinetics Noise Control’s premier rollout isolation material (RIM) easily creates an airspace of 25mm to 100mm and incorporates a high-performance resilient decoupler. The isolation material with Model KIP isolators selected and spaced according to design criteria offers major advantages over other systems. Installation labour is substantially reduced, as it is easier to roll out batting with pre-spaced isolators versus measuring for and placing individual isolation mounts. This feature also ensures that the system will reach the high levels of expected performance. This system is designed to meet requirements for; load capacity, natural frequency, pad deflection, and acoustical performance.

Benefits

  • STC 71 / IIC 64, see Acoustic Test Report A15-b
  • Can be designed for any load range
  • Easy to create 25mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm+ airspaces
  • Fast, simple, inexpensive installation
  • Optional channels or battens can be used for stiffness and increased airspace

Applications

Model RIM-W Systems for wooden floated floors are ideally suited for dance studios, music rooms, gyms, recording studios, and any other application where high performance noise control is required and the structure cannot support the weight of an isolated concrete slab. A Model RIM-W System floated wood floor surpasses performance of continuous underlayments due to the airspace and lower natural frequency created by the Model KIP pads spaced at 300mm, 400mm, or 600mm on center. Model RIM System can be supplied to fit any load condition. Installation is easy and quick due to the pre-spaced Model KIP pads. Moreover, the natural frequency remains relatively constant over a wide range of loads, which is common in wood built construction (i.e. a piano in a music studio).

Installation

Installation of Model RIM-W System for a wood floated floor is similar to that of the isolated concrete slab. Starting with a level subfloor, a 18mm thick strip of Model SRP (perimeter isolation board) is adhered to all non-isolated walls (the height of Model SRP is dictated by the height of the finished floor). The rolls of batting with secured pads are rolled out into place. If heavy point loads exist, individual Model KIP pads are then placed per submittal drawings. Typically, two layers of 18mm plywood are laid (seams staggered) over the isolation pads, and the finished floor is installed according to the manufacture’s instructions. Where extra noise control is required, layers of gypsum board can be sandwiched between the two layers of 18mm plywood. This adds mass, an essential requirement to effective noise control – compare sound test A-15-a and A-15-b. The installation is completed by applying acoustical caulking to the top of the Model SRP board.