Maximising sound reduction while meeting the needs of commercial areas

by Madelein
Maximising sound reduction while meeting the needs of commercial areas

Sound can have adverse effects on the human body such as sleeping disorders, stress, headaches, memory loss, aggressiveness and learning difficulties. That’s why acoustic performance is essential when designing a new building or refurbishing an existing one.

When considering the source of noise within a structure, it’s easy to see that contact between the floor and everyday activities is part of the cause. The floor is therefore the main building element influencing acoustic performance.

In many building environments such as schools, healthcare facilities and offices, people are affected by noise in a number of ways, so to reduce this noise pollution, acoustic floors need to be specified. One of the major issues concerning acoustic floor types is finding a product that remains beautiful and resists indentation due to the thickness and construction of this type of floor.

Floor products developed and tested to maximise impact sound reduction while meeting the needs of heavy traffic commercial areas are key to the success of specialised projects. FloorworX has over six decades of experience in the local market and the company partners with Forbo Flooring, which is a renowned specialist in best-in-class acoustic flooring for every application.

The sarlon* Trafic acoustic range is a balanced and mature range that will seduce architects and designers alike into considering this alternative solution. The collection includes some of the most exciting designs on the market for any acoustic flooring requirement. Even the popular concrete look and feel can be achieved without the echo when you source products from this range.

Two of the most popular products in the range include sarlon Trafic Béton and sarlon Trafic Cement. Trafic Béton is an acoustic vinyl range designed to bring out a robust concrete look for modern offices, conference or educational environments. It offers both 15dB and 19dB impact sound reduction and combines acoustic comfort and timeless design with great quality. Trafic Cement is a soft concrete-look floor covering that comes in six natural muted colours creating a natural modern look. Forbo Trafic sarlon Cement is available in sheet form and offers both 15dB and 19dB impact sound reduction.

For more information, contact FloorworX on Tel: +27 (11) 406 4024 or via www.floorworx.co.za.

*sarlon is a registered trademark

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