“Together we are working diligently towards the same end goal. Conversation, put into action, can lead to prevention” Steven Vasconcelos
Bringing condominium communities together by improving the quality of life for all residents is nothing new for us. We have been doing so by reducing impact noise transmission between condo units for decades creating a more peaceful living environment, but we have a long way to go.
One of the major challenges in high-rise condo communities is impact noise and vibration transmission. With multiple units sharing floors and ceilings, it is common for impact noise to travel between units, leading to conflicts and complaints among residents. This can be particularly frustrating for those who value their peace and quiet and can lead to strained relationships within the community.
We can’t solve all the noise issues, but we are out here everyday offering boards and managers actionable data, along with hands-on training to assist the community as a whole.
“Unfortunately too often it falls upon deaf ears"
Next, we hear statements like, “No-one cares about the acoustic underlay”, this was from a property manager from one of the largest companies in Ontario.
The Floor Studio addresses this issue by providing education, updating condo rules followed by a soundproofing solution that effectively reduces impact noise and vibration transmission between units in high-rise condos. You may have heard of it, RHINO Sound Control FIIC 70.
We are not the saviour for all noise complaints, let’s be completely upfront about this.
You Should Know This:
Did you know almost every acoustic underlayment sold in Canada adds a suspended ceiling consisting of sound batt insulation and drywall during the test to increase their acoustic test score?
Did you know the majority of high-rise condominiums do not have suspended ceilings?
This would be comparable to installing a motorcycle tire on your car. How do you think it would perform?
Products advertising IIC 71 - IIC 85 should be the first sign of trouble. Our inspections indicate these products are almost always tested with suspended ceilings. Yet, hundreds of condo boards, managers and outdated rules request these products to be installed under flooring. This is a problem that needs to be addressed yesterday!
We know RHINO has been field tested over an 8” concrete slab with NO suspended ceiling and received an acoustic rating of FIIC 70. It’s the main reason we began recommending it back in 2009.
It works by absorbing up to 90% of impact sound and vibration preventing it from traveling through the floors and ceilings. This means that most residents can enjoy their home without being disturbed by the noise from their neighbors.
Choosing the proper acoustic underlayment is not just about reducing noise – it also has the potential to bring condo communities together. By creating a more peaceful living environment, it can help to improve communication and foster a sense of community within the complex.
We are committed to listening to the needs of our customers and delivering on its promises. We have an impeccable track record of being responsive to the needs of condo communities and working to address their concerns.
In conclusion, it is clear that acoustic underlayment’s play a vital role in bringing condo communities together. RHINO has assisted 2500 condo buildings in Canada by improving the quality of life for all residents by reducing impact noise transmission and fostering a sense of community through improved communication.
“RHINO pledges to every Condo Corporation and it’s Residents,
- Complimentary review of current condo rule pertaining to flooring
- Complimentary fully editable updated condo rule for your building type completed by a condo law professional
- A guaranteed price freeze for a period of 2 years, RHINO Sound Control, $1.35 / Sq.Ft.".
The Floor Studio is a Proud Donor
At a time when our communities are facing so many challenges, it is more important than ever that we work together and support one another. RHINO Sound Control is a valuable partner in this effort, as it helps to create a better environment for all of us.
For a detailed plan on how to prevent impact noise and vibration in your building creating a more peaceful environment in your condo, or if you just want to talk to us, we can be reached at email@example.com.