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Roll-out Floor Isolation System
Model RIM (Roll-out Isolation Material)

Roll-out Floor Isolation System



Kinetics Noise Control’s premier rollout system easily creates an airspace of 1 to 4 inches 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 labor 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.

Model RIM for Concrete Floated Floors

Successfully installed for years under concrete floors found in mechanical rooms, studios, ballrooms, and theaters, Kinetics Noise Control’s Model RIM System remains the leading formwork technique for isolating concrete slabs in any floor or roof system requiring sound abatement. An original, Model RIM System consistently provides continuous, high-performing noise control for critical applications. Our pour-in-place floor isolation system incorporates all critical components needed in a top-performing noise control system including: Model KIP isolators fixed in fiberglass batting, Model PIB Perimeter Isolation Board, spray adhesive, plywood junction plates, polyethylene sheeting and tape, and resilient, non-hardening perimeter sealant. Model KIP isolators spaced 12-, 16-, or 24-inches on center are available in different densities allowing for a multitude of load ranges under a single slab while maintaining a constant natural frequency. Factory-trained sales representatives can help designers determine which system to use based on dead and live load requirements. Kinetics Engineering Group will provide design submittals. The fiberglass batting with Model KIP isolators prespaced is rolled-up and delivered in poly bags along with the specified accessories to the jobsite.


Concrete Floating Floor Installation Sequence

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Installation of Model RIM is quick and easy. Decouple the area being treated by installing Perimeter Isolation Board (Model PIB) around the perimeter of the room. Additionally, Model PIB is used as a resilient break against any other non-isolated elements such as curbs, drains, ductwork, adjacent floors, pipe, and walls. The fiberglass batt with pre-spaced isolation pads is then rolled out over the structural floor. A pouring form is created by placing plywood on top of the isolators, and is held together using junction plates and screws. Two layers of 6-mil poly overlapped and taped at the seams cover the pouring form as temporary waterproofing. Concrete reinforcement is installed and then concrete poured in place. As dictated by the designer, trades can move about the floor to complete work in the space without the concrete having been cured to full strength – the floor is already positioned at final design elevation. There is no worry about keeping the floor clear for a second visit to "lift" the slab by an installation crew. The final installation step of the Model RIM System requires removing the Model PIB tear strip and sealing the perimeter of the floating floor with resilient, non-hardening caulk.

Model RIM for Wood Floated Floors

Model RIM System wood floated floors are ideally suited for dance studios, loft style condominiums, 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 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 12-, 16-, or 24-inches 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). Kinetics Noise Control invites comparison between our Model RIM System wood floor and any other product available.


Wood Floating Floor Installation Sequence

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Installation of Model RIM System for a wood floated floor is similar to that of the isolated concrete slab. Starting with a level subfloor, a 3/8" 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 3/4" 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 3/4" 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.

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