It's Saturday night, you've invited a handful of guests over for an intimate dinner and the wine is flowing. Months have passed since you last enjoyed a night that wasn't spent in a gym or soccer field watching your kids dominate the competition in their chosen sport. To celebrate their victories, as well as reduce the anxiety that comes with paying thousands of dollars a month to the basketball coach that is going to make your All District son, with a 2" vertical, the next Michael Jordan; you've popped open your finest bottle of wine for the occasion. But alas, that gameroom upstairs that was supposed to be such a great idea to separate the kids from the adults in these types of situations, is now emitting noises that are reminiscent of your college fraternity days. Upstairs, the state champs are celebrating, and although their celebration consists of Call of Duty tournament play and Doritos, you'd be excused in believing that Kappa Alpha Order was having a house party above you.
And now to the heart of the matter. Here at Milan, we can relate. In fact, we can confidently say that we've experienced all aspects of the fictitious scenario presented above. We're here to tell you that there is a solution, and we're currently utilizing it on one of our projects here in Dallas and will continue to do so on our upcoming projects moving forward. The solution is an innovative product brought to you by Hebel USA called the PowerFloor.
The PowerFloor in between the sill plate and the open web truss below on our 5923 Park Lane project in Dallas, TX.
The PowerFloor is a lightweight autoclaved concrete (AAC) subfloor panel that can be used in lieu of OSB, plywood, or Gyp-Crete. This product comes with a plethora of benefits which can be seen below:
Superior Acoustic Insulation - An effective sound barrier between floors. Because of the ability to fasten the PowerFloor to joists/blocking on the underside you avoid noise traveling through the walls and into the space below - aka Fraternity Party X Factor
Fire Resistant - these panels are completely inorganic and incombustible
Non-Toxic - Hebel USA makes sure that all their products are devoid of toxic gases and substances
Pest and Rot Resistant - Unlike plywood and OSB the PowerFloor is not a food source for insects, vermin or fungus
Lightweight Panels - Despite the heavy concrete appearance, these panels are extremely light, which makes for a quick and efficient installation.
If you're interested in this product or would like to see how we incorporated it into our 5923 Park Lane residence please give us a call and we'll be happy to take you on a tour.
Drone Footage of our 5923 Park Lane residence with the PowerFloor exposed.