Turn down the volume
Forbo Flooring is a specialist in acoustic products and that’s one of the reasons FloorworX partners with Forbo. Each one of their products takes two key criteria into account: impact sound reduction and residual indentation.
Sound is noise pollution and it can have adverse effects on the human body such as sleeping disorders, stress, headaches, memory loss, aggressiveness and learning difficulties. In fact, the fight against noise is a question of public health.
For schools, proper acoustic performance creates a quiet atmosphere even if children are active and noisy. In offices, it reduces stress when staff surroundings are comfortable and quiet. In both hospitals and elderly homes, more peaceful environments help people to recover from their ailments.
The best way to reduce sound is at the source. That’s why acoustic performance is essential when designing a new building or refurbishing an existing one.
Depending on installation location, residual indentation is a vital consideration when selecting an acoustic product. Compact acoustic product means products having a behaviour close to compact products in terms of indentation and easy rolling floor. Always look at both criteria when choosing an acoustic floor and find the right balance for your application between acoustic performance and indentation resistance.
The floor coverings in the acoustic project vinyl collection, available from FloorworX, have been developed and tested to maximize impact sound reduction while meeting the needs of heavy traffic commercial areas. Forbo acoustic project vinyls contribute to lowering noise disturbance within a building in two ways.
- Impact sound made on the floor in one room is usually transmitted through the floor into rooms below. Think of a block of flats or double story classrooms. For this reason, the impact sound reduction of FloorworX acoustic project vinyl ranges from 15 to 19 dB.
The thickness of the concrete slab on which the acoustic floor coverings are fitted determines the minimum acoustic rating necessary for the floor covering to achieve the desired acoustic performance. FloorworX is proud to offer the widest choice of acoustic vinyl floor coverings in one collection for all types of sub-floors.
- Ambient noise inside a room is generated by impact noise in the room itself. All FloorworX acoustic project vinyl collections fall in Class A.
The Allura collection is a vibrant versatile range of floor covering options that take the world of luxury vinyl tiles to the next level of sophistication and performance.
Contact your closest FloorworX Sales Representative to enquire about the perfect match for your application.