The impact of noise pollution on human health, hearing loss and cardiovascular problems has led to this type of pollution becoming a hot topic among researchers. But how bad is it really? Studies have shown that high intensity sound causes a dramatic rise in blood pressure and has a negative impact on stress levels, concentration and quality of sleep.
In an effort to reduce noise pollution, local flooring company FloorworX has partnered with flooring supplier, Forbo Flooring Systems, to supply the broadest selection of acoustic vinyl floor coverings in one collection for all types of sub-floors. With its world-class impact sound reduction properties, this vinyl flooring collection strives to minimise noise pollution while meeting the needs of heavy traffic commercial areas – where noise is inevitable.
Productivity hampering and increasing the margin of error
According to helpsavenature.com, with regular exposure to loud noise, the ability to read, learn and understand decreases significantly over time. Problem-solving capabilities and the ability to recall may also decline through frequent bombardment of noise. Noise pollution can also increase margin of error as well as hamper productivity. Research has proven that children studying in noisy environments tend to show relatively low cognitive function. For instance, the cognitive status of children sent to schools that are in close proximity of highways is less in comparison to those learning in quieter surroundings
Impact sound reduction
According to FloorworX, impact sound made on the floor in one room is usually transmitted through the floor into the rooms below, and can often be experienced in a block of flats or double storey classrooms. The impact sound reduction of acoustic project vinyl is available from 15 to 19 dB, which vastly reduces noise pollution, making this collection ideal for hospitals, schools, offices and homes, among others.
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For more information, contact FloorworX on Tel: +27 (11) 406 4024 or via www.floorworx.co.za.
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