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How to use flooring to optimise acoustics

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Leading specialist in vinyl flooring, Polyflor South Africa, gives advice on what the impact is of flooring on acoustics and what to keep in mind when specifying a flooring system. 

 Acoustic vinyl coverings 

Acoustic vinyl floor coverings have been designed and developed to assist in improving the acoustic properties within spaces, as well as to provide the additional benefits of aesthetics, performance, hygiene and durability.  

This range of products is especially well suited to large spaces, reducing echoes and creating ambience. Available in a suite of modern colours and designs, the product is robust and delivers impact sound reduction levels of 19dB. 

 Points to consider 

When acoustic performance is crucial, acoustic vinyl flooring produces an impact sound reduction level of 19dB.

Role of the acoustician 

Smooth acoustic floor coverings are designed to reduce impact sound at the source, not to reduce background or reverberation sound within a room. It is advisable from the outset of a project to seek advice from a specialist acoustician, as the subject requires considerable expertise. 

Other sources of noise to consider when planning your interior are: 

 Acoustic ceiling and wall panels, fabrics, textiles, plants and mindful space planning may also be considered in the design process to assist with reducing noise. 

Issue: The impact of flooring on acoustics and how to specify a flooring system accordingly. 

Solution: Acoustic vinyl floor coverings assist in improving the acoustic properties within spaces.  

For more information, contact Polyflor SA: 

Tel: +27 (11) 609 3500 (speak to Blythe or Wendy) 




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