lightweight gypsum concrete is the perfect solution for residential and commercial buildings. In addition to a number of performance and installation benefits, it’s also fire-resistant and lightweight.
Gypsum Concrete Floor Underlayment is Used for Sound Reduction, Fire Ratings and Radiant Heating
For multi-family housing projects, the ability to meet fire codes as well as provide sound control is critical for maintaining a high level of tenant retention. To do this, architect Adam Thoma of HKM Architects + Planners recommends using gypsum concrete underlayment from USG.
It’s a green building material that can meet STC and IIC requirements while meeting your budget. The acoustical density of this product helps reduce noise transmission to a whisper.
This gypsum concrete underlayment is designed to be placed over hydronic radiant heating tubes or electric radiant heat cables, creating a more comfortable and efficiently heated living space. It’s also a good option for covering distressed wood subfloors or other types of floors that have become sagging, uneven, and/or cracked.
Faster Installation & Curing Time than Lightweight Concrete
For commercial projects, gypsum concrete is faster to install than lightweight concrete, with up to 30,000 sq. feet poured in one day.
Depending on the layout, trades can be on site in a matter of hours after the surface is poured. This is a significant advantage in any construction project, especially for large-scale construction jobs that include multiple floors.
If you’re interested in laying a gypsum concrete underlayment, contact Kinzler Construction Services for more information and to schedule an appointment with one of our highly-trained applicators. We’re ready to help you get the job done right.