Keene Sound Control Mat Helps Stop the Noise - Pro Masonry Guide
Keen Sound Control Mat Helps Stop the Noise

Keene Sound Control Mat Helps Stop the Noise

A New Jersey multi-unit living space benefits from a sound control mat.

With an increased demand of apartment spaces all across the country, the trend of converting buildings that were once used as factories or warehouses into apartments has picked up steam.

Parkway Lofts in Bloomfield, N.J., is this type of construction. The site was once a warehouse for General Electric in 1897. Developers decided to convert this 6-story building into market rate and affordable housing apartments. Parkway Lofts takes advantage of the building’s great location and views of New York City. Historic renovation projects like this have been a challenge to developers and design teams due to the unique characteristics of each building.

With plans to keep the aesthetics true to the building’s original design, noise control between units was an area of concern. After an evaluation by the project’s acoustical consultant determined that the existing structure could not meet current code requirements, the owners chose Keene Building Products’ Quiet Qurl 55/025 MC sound control mat. Incorporated into the floor/ceiling assembly, the sound control mat reduces the impact of sounds between units. The Quiet Qurl sound control mat was installed on top of the existing concrete subfloor; the finish was a 4-inch polished concrete topping.

Inside the historic design of Parkway Lofts, tenants can enjoy modern amenities and quiet living space.


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