Performance Under Pressure

The New R1 reduces underlayment depth to 3/4", lightening your dead load by 25% with no reduction in acoustical performance

Protection From Fire, Water & Odors

UL listed in 110 Ul fire-rated assemblies, the New R1 creates a permanent moisture and vapor barrier between floors

Understanding Rigid
Sound Attenuation

In this interactive experience, learn how rigid sound attenuation provides a better solution for modern multifamily construction

The Best Choice for Vinyl Flooring

The New R1’s rigid structure enhances the strengths of modern vinyl flooring while minimizing it’s weaknesses, allowing you to specify the finished flooring that best meets your needs. Localized compression leading to premature underlayment failure and reduced acoustical performance are eliminated through R1’s robust compression resistance and unique acoustical treatment properties.

Minimal Deflection

The new R1 deflects just .07″ at 10,019pf2.  What does that mean for you? No acoustical performance degradation of the assembly after the structure is loaded. the majority of specified modern vinyl plank offers little in the way of deflection resistance, meaning that live loads (and some dead loads) can result in localized compression that produces cracks and premature underlayment failure. The new R1 doesn’t rely on compressible monofilament to deliver it’s incredible performance, allowing you to spec your flooring without performance concerns.

25% Lighter Than Other Assemblies

Even better is that the new R1 delivers these specs using 25% less fire-rated underlayment. You can now specify 3/4″ of fire-rated underlayment, bringing the total height to 7/8″. lightening the load on your structure and helping to minimize structural settling and even further decreasing deflection due to load.  Lighter and stronger than popular competitors? 

More Than A Fire Rating

The New R1’s Interlocking Seam Technology creates a monolithic membrane that provides additional protection from issues of localized flooding and odor transmission between adjacent units. Specifying R1 in kitchens can help to reduce complaints from cooking (and other) odors by providing an impermeable barrier to adjacent units. R1’s monolithic polyethylene membrane provide lasting, in-place protection after installation. The same material installed bathrooms and utility rooms can help to minimize property damage due to localized flooding events, protecting adjacent units and reducing repair time and associated costs.

A Better Environment: Inside and Out

Produced from 95% post-consumer recycled content, R1 delivers it’s amazing performance while reducing environmental impact. Not only will you be improving the living environment of future residents and tenants, you’ll be doing so knowing that you’re taking steps to minimize global environmental impact. A commitment to responsible innovation.

Understanding IIC and STC Performance:
An Interactive Experience

Have you ever wondered how manufacturers determine IIC and STC ratings for their sound mats?
In this brief interactive experience you will learn how ratings are determined, and how the performance you think you’re specifying may not be what is being delivered.

Brief explanation of  how testing works and how to fake it. Content will include animated tapping machine, cheating subassembly illustration (changes made from normal practices on tests and their advantage)

In the interactive tool below, you can hear the frequency ranges tested for standard IIC and STC tests. (Best experienced with headphones).
The frequencies generated by impact (walking, dropping, or other contact with the floor) tend to be transmitted directly through the subfloor assembly. Airborne sound transmission from sources like voices, TVs, and stereos  tends to be stronger in the the higher frequencies.

This section will discuss degradation and weaknesses of monofilament mats

This section will illustrate the strength of R1 as compared to monofilament technologies

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Request an AIA Accredited Presentation

We’d love the chance to share what we’ve learned and illustrate through practical presentation how a seemingly small portion of your specification can have a tremendous impact on the lives of its inhabitants and the overall long-term performance and profitability of the structure. Please fill out the adjacent form and your regional Formulated Materials Technical Representative will contact you for scheduling.