Acoustic Flooring Underlay: AngelStep® 630

Description

Part of the high performance AngelStep® range, AngelStep® 630 acoustic underlay is designed to enhance the acoustic performance of vinyl flooring. At just 4mm thick, it is highly effective against impact and airborne noise, as well as vibration damping.

It has a resilient polyester structure that absorbs impact energy and airborne noise from above and below.

AngelStep® 630 greatly reduces airborne sound waves noise above or below the floor - and complies with the Building Code of Australia in respect to separating floors between adjoining dwellings.

Despite its thin profile, AngelStep® 630 will not degrade in acoustic performance under heavy weight of furniture or appliances. Acoustica Projects will advise if any additional support is needed such as flooring grade plywood, if vinyl is thin or does not interlock or clip together.

Applications

  • Residential apartments
  • Housing and commercial unit blocks
  • Commercial offices
  • Schools
  • Shopping malls

Key Benefits

 Can be layered up to three times or used with other AngelStep® underlays for a tailored solution to specific sound problems (to find out more, please contact Acoustica Projects)  Suitable for floors that do not allow defection movements of more than 0.25 - 0.5mm  Thin 4mm profile, AngelStep® patented technology  10-year guarantee, unaffected by weight (subject to correct installation and use)

Features

  • Designed for vinyl floors, carpet tiles or 'kilp-on' vinyl planks
  • Outstanding acoustic performance for impact noise transfer, vibration damping and sound absorbing
  • Capable of achieving the highest 6-star rating dependent on installation
  • Zero VOC's, zero emissions and non-toxic
  • BCA compliant (separating floors between adjoining dwellings)
  • Water and most chemical resistant
  • Australian designed and manufactured
  • Easy to install
  • Standard sheet size: 1200mm x 1200mm x 4mm

Standards

Compressive strength at 10% deformation (EN 826) = 1.68 kPa

Dynamic stiffness (ISO 9052-1) = 52.94 MN/m³

Compressibility (EN 12431) = 0.1mm @ 50 kPa

The product has been independently tested:

Independently Tested By:Results:
Vipac Engineers & Scientists LtdDoc. 20E-16- 0040-455704
May 2016
Under loose lay vinyl in a building
over 50 years old – to achieve Lnt,w of
37 – better than AAAC rating 6 stars
Vipac Engineers & Scientists LtdDoc. 20E-16- 0085-455973
June 2016
Under 20mm solid oak on plywood
with a 190mm concrete slab – to
achieve Lnt,w of 42 – better than
AAAC rating 5 stars
Vipac Engineers & Scientists LtdDoc. 20E-16- 0192-ADM-456564-0
October 2016
Under Novocore vinyl with a 200mm
concrete slab with bare concrete
ceiling – to achieve Lnt,W of 43 –
better than AAAC rating of 5 stars

Fire ratings

AS ISO 9705-2003

classification Group 1 ; (SMORGArc)

<100m2/s2; as required by BCA C1.10; tested 16/05/2012 BRANZ FI 4871

ISO 9705 1993

Classification Group 1-S;

Smoke production rate: <0.5m2/s as required by NZBC C/VM2

EN13501-1:2007 B-s2,d0 report dated 22/07/2009

VOC Emissions

VOC emissions tested by Cetec Pty Limited (CV0804008) for chemical emission & is classified as low VOC.

VOC Concentration 0.01mg/m3

The BCA provides minimum construction standards for various building classes including acoustic privacy.

The BCA requirement is a weighted standardised impact sound pressure level with spectrum adaptation term Ci, of less than or equal to 62 Lnt,w+Ci. However, the reality is that this is in most cases unacceptable to occupants and can result in the need for costly reparation works. In response the Association of Australian Acoustic Consultants (AAAC) has developed the star rating system to rank the acoustical quality of apartments and provide guidance in the design and construction process.

Installation methodology for vinyl floors

For thin vinyl or vinyl that does not interlock or clip together we recommend installation of the vinyl on top of flooring grade plywood on top of the AngelStep® product.

  1. All surfaces should be level, clean & dust free prior to any installation.
  2. Pour & spread an even coat of polyurethane glue.
  3. (Similar to Dunlop Vinyl Adhesive) using a 3-4mm “V” notched trowel - note the glue should have the consistency of toothpaste.
  4. Allow the adhesive to become ‘tacky’ before laying the AngelStep® 630, this should take 10-15 minutes depending on environmental conditions, specifically temperature & humidity.
  5. Repeat the gluing operation on the AngelStep® 630 before laying the vinyl floor.
  6. You can apply an even pressure on the vinyl floor.
  7. The glue can take 24-48 hours to set (refer to the manufacturer's instructions).

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