After 30 years in the flooring business, New England Gypsum Floors
Inc. started seeing an increase in requests for sound reduction
systems, especially in multifamily construction. The following
projects were completed in New England:
University of Connecticut built a large, four-section housing
project at its north campus in Storrs, Connecticut where they wanted
an economical sound control material. New England Gypsum Floors Inc.
used a gypsum concrete floor and added a sound reduction material,
which significantly dampened the sound transmissions.
In Providence, Rhode Island, the seven-story Peerless Building
was converted into artist's loft-style apartments. New England
Gypsum Floors poured LEVELROCK® 3500 Floor Underlayment over the
1/4-inch LEVELROCK SRM-25™ Sound Reduction Mat. The higher
compressive strength of 3500 to 4500 psi offers exceptional
durability during the construction cycle.
Southbury, Connecticut, the first-floor living spaces of each
building in Courtyard at Heritage Green luxury condominiums sat over
a parking garage. The condominiums feature LEVELROCK 2500 Floor
Underlayment, along with the SRM-25 sound reduction mat. With scores
of IIC 60 and STC 60, the values exceeded the new minimum ICC code
criteria of IIC 50 and STC 50 for flooring assemblies. The first
building completed was nearly silent.
At the Goodwin
Estate Mansion in Hartford, Connecticut, New England Gypsum
Floors poured the underlayment prior to the drywall crews installing
the gypsum board. This feature virtually eliminated mold issues and
permitted the product to be installed without holding up the work of
other trades and workflow was never interrupted. Plus, every unit
now features a sound reduction system throughout the whole unit.
New England Gypsum Floors has found that sound reduction and quality
materials are two main requests of builders and families and using USG
products is the best way to keep costs down while delivering the