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Challenge: Specifying underlayment for new flooring at the Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort, a hotel in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida.

The developers of the resort, Donald Trump and Dezer Properties, wanted an underlayment that would address noise abatement, crack suppression, and potential mold issues. The hotel has 355 hotel rooms and guest suites, each with a private balcony boasting views of the Atlantic Ocean or the Intracoastal Waterways.

Solution: Specification and installation of MP Global Products Insulayment – a high-performing, recycled fiber acoustic underlayment designed for use under glue-down and nail-down hardwood and engineered wood floors and under ceramic, porcelain, and most stone tile. The underlayment features randomly air-laid filaments that create a capillary effect to cushion the floor and absorb impact sound, meeting all stringent building code requirements. Insulayment also includes an antimicrobial additive that inhibits mold growth.


“Insulayment was easy to install, cost-effective, and met all the code requirements set by the industry within the state of Florida and Miami Dade County,” said Angel Acosta, the construction project manager for Trump Grande Ocean Resort and Residences.

Insulayment is third-party certified made from 100% pre-consumer recycled textile content and is LEED-compliant. It is available in 100-sf rolls.

Original Article: Construction Specifier – May 13, 2015

Posted on: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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