Underlayments & Sound Control Mats
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Gyp-Crete® was only the beginning
Maxxon®, The Floor Specialists, is recognized as the pioneer and leader in floor technologies. From the original Gyp-Crete® Floor Underlayment, Maxxon's comprehensive product line has expanded to include gypsum and self-leveling underlayments, sound control mats, and several other specialty products including moisture mitigation solutions and a low density deep fill.
Ideal for renovation, commercial, multifamily, or single-family applications, Maxxon can solve any floor challenge. Maxxon Underlayments can be installed in wood frame, concrete construction, or over corrugated steel deck in steel frame construction.
Maxxon gypsum underlayments, Level-Right, and Acousti-Mat Sound Control Mats are GREENGUARD Gold Certified. Maxxon products offer the complete package with fast installation, proven performance, and may also help contribute toward points for LEED® project certification.
New Product Highlights:
In an effort to reduce consumer confusion, the Acousti-Mat line naming conventions have been altered to feature straightforward product descriptions and reflect the way the AEC community discusses sound control...by thickness! To simplify product selection and leverage awareness of the Acousti-Mat brand name, Maxxon has established new naming conventions for the product line. Effective August 1st, 2018, the following naming conventions have taken effect:
- All Maxxon entangled mesh mats will be known as Acousti-Mat®
- Each mat will be distinguished by thickness expressed as a fraction
- The High Performance (HP) upgrade will be retitled as “Premium". It will continue to be available as an option on the 1/4", 3/8" and 3/4" sound mats.
Please review the new product names:
- Acousti-Mat 1/8
- Acousti-Mat 1/4, Acousti-Mat 1/4 Premium
- Acousti-Mat 3/8, Acousti-Mat 3/8 Premium
- Acousti-Mat 3/4, Acousti-Mat 3/4 Premium
- Acousti-Mat...Quiet Confidence.
There is a new option for deep fill applications where system weight is a consideration. Level-Right® LDF is a revolutionary, lightweight product made from Portland cement and a proprietary expanded polystyrene foam aggregate. The aerated foam aggregate gives the cement a range of unique properties, making it perfect for deep fill applications.
Acousti-Mat 1/8: Code Minimum Sound Control - Ideal for economical, low profile requirements. The new economical solution for both new floors and retrofit where floor height is a concern. Acousti-Mat 1/8 maintains a low 1/8" (3 mm) profile and requires only a 3/4" Maxxon underlayment pour depth, while increasing STC up to 12 points when compared to a bare wood frame system. Acousti-Mat 1/8 is GREENGUARD Gold Certified.
Multifamily Original Sound Control - The original sound control mat for multifamily construction. The low-profile sound control system. Increases IIC levels up to 10 points over wood frame, and up to 20 points over concrete. Increases STC rating 6-15 points over bare wood frame system. Acousti-Mat 1/4 is GREENGUARD Gold Certified.
Multifamily Original Sound Control - Ideal upgrade for multifamily construction where floor height is a concern. Acousti-Mat 1/4 Premium takes the proven sound reduction of Acousti-Mat's floating floor technology and adds an additional layer of noise control.With a 1/4 " height, the mat requires only a 1" topping. Acousti-Mat 1/4 Premium is GREENGUARD Gold Certified.
The Multifamily Standard of Sound Control - Ideal upgrade for condominium living. Increases IIC levels up to 13 points over wood frame, and up to 20 points over concrete. Increases STC rating 6-15 points over bare wood frame system. Acousti-Mat® 3/8 is GREENGUARD Gold Certified.
The Multifamily Standard of Sound Control - Ideal upgrade for condominium living. Acousti-Mat® 3/8 Premium provides added impact noise control with an added layer of high performance acoustical fabric. Acousti-Mat® 3/8 Premium increases the IIC levels of the floor/ceiling assembly by up to 17 points over wood frame construction and up to 25 points over concrete construction. Acousti-Mat® 3/8 Premium is GREENGUARD Gold Certified.
Multifamily Luxury Sound Control - Ideal for the luxury developments and assemblies with exposed ceilings. For super sound control even in open beam, concrete slab and exposed ceiling/mass timber floor systems. Increases IIC levels up to 17 points over wood frame, and up to 25 points over concrete. Increases STC rating 6-15 points over bare wood frame system. Acousti-Mat® 3/4 is GREENGUARD Gold Certified.
Multifamily Luxury Sound Control - Maxxon's highest performance sound control mat. Acousti-Mat® 3/4 Premium - For challenging floors, like those found in warehouse-to-multifamily conversion projects, only the best will do. Acousti-Mat® 3/4 Premium delivers top quality noise reduction by combining the proven sound reduction of Acousti-Mat's floating floor technology with an added layer of isolation. Acousti-Mat® 3/4 Premium is GREENGUARD Gold Certified.
This chart is for reference only. In order to achieve the correct sound control in a given assembly, consult your Maxxon Regional Representative to determine the right sound control mat for your project.
Gyp-Crete® Floor Underlayment is one of the most efficient fire and sound control products available for multifamily construction. Standing the test of time since 1972, Gyp-Crete makes for safer, quieter living, and has become a standard in apartments, condominiums, townhomes, hotels and motels nationwide and abroad.
Gyp-Crete 2000®/3.2K gypsum floor underlayment is engineered to deliver compressive strengths up to 3,200 psi (22.1 MPa), also delivering enhanced resistance to surface abrasions and even faster drying time. It's ideal for use over wood or concrete subfloors in single family, light commercial, and multifamily construction, as well as renovation projects. Its crack-resistant surface provides a perfect base for practically any floor covering.
Therma-Floor® is a gypsum underlayment designed to pour over hot water tubes or electric heating cables. It acts as the thermal mass for any radiant floor system. Therma-Floor encases the tubes or cables in crack resistant, noncombustible gypsum. Its special formula resists breakdown to 150 degrees F (66 degrees C). And because it's poured only 1-1/4" (32 mm) thick, the heating system is more responsive and more comfortable.
To smooth concrete slabs, precast planks, or steel deck use Dura-Cap®. It's formulated to cap rough, pitted, cracked and out-of-level concrete. In renovation projects, it can be poured directly over old tile and adhesive residue. Dura-Cap can also be used over vinyl asbestos tile. Consult your Maxxon dealer for more details on this safe and extremely cost-effective method of abatement.
Fast drying Commercial Topping® pours from a featheredge to 3" (76 mm) in new construction or renovation projects. With compressive strengths of 4,000 psi (27.4 MPa) to 4,500 psi (31 MPa), it's the ideal underlayment to meet ASTM F 710, Preparing Concrete to Receive Resilient Flooring. It pours over VAT, VCT, terazzo or ceramic, with no shotblasting required. For the ultimate strong, smooth finish over concrete, precast, steel deck, wood frame, and old cracked lightweight concrete, specify Commercial Topping.
Maxxon Commercial Gyp-Fix EZ™ Patch is an easy-to-use Patch for all subfloors. It has a smooth consistency and finish that is flooring ready in as little as 40 minutes. This high-strength patch bonds tenaciously to common subfloors including concrete and gypsum, making it an effective solution anywhere a patch or skimcoat is needed. Gyp-Fix EZ Patch is a UL Fire-Rated patch for code compliance.
Level-Right®, an "eco-friendly building material", is a self-leveling, cementitious product designed for thin-capping concrete - even over old floor goods, adhesive residue and wood subfloors. Better yet, there's usually no shotblasting or scarifying required. With compressive strengths up to 5,500 psi (38 MPa), Level-Right is the perfect solution for problem floors in large projects or for small repair jobs.
Level EZ, is a polymer-modified, self-leveling cementitious underlayment that is engineered for leveling, smoothing and repairing interior gypsum and concrete substrates and non-water soluble adhesive residue on concrete prior to the installation of finished floor coverings. Level EZ provides a durable, flat, smooth floor surface with minimum labor and installation time. It can be poured or pumped when mixed with water and seeks its own level to produce a smooth, flat hard surface.
Level-Right® LDF is a revolutionary, lightweight product made from Portland cement and a proprietary expanded polystyrene foam aggregate. The aerated foam aggregate gives the cement a range of unique properties, making it perfect for deep fill applications. Level-Right® LDF is ready-mixed cement designed to be capped with a Maxxon Underlayment. Level-Right® LDF is mixed and pumped on-site with Maxxon Underlayment pumps making installation quick and easy.
Maxxon® Commercial MVP One Primer is a ready-to-use, zero VOC moisture barrier and primer. When applied to concrete substrates, Maxxon® Commercial MVP One Primer addresses moisture-related issues (high MVER, RH, and pH) and primes the surface for an underlayment or patch. It has a typical re-coat time of less than one hour, allowing for rapid turnaround on fast-track projects.
Maxxon Corporation now offers five AIA Approved continuing education opportunities. Each one-hour presentation is given at your office and earns participants 1 LU|HSW (Health, Safety, Welfare) credit. Now there are two ways to earn continuing education credits with Maxxon - in person or online! For in person presentations, Maxxon will treat you to lunch! Learn more about the presentations below, and then select the one that best suits your office. Not sure which to select? A Maxxon representative will be happy to help you decide!
Last Update: 2021-04-06