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Acoustic flooring

Acoustic flooring

Sound can have adverse effects on the human body such as sleeping disorders, stress and headaches. Acoustic floors have an important contribution when it comes to reducing noise in buildings. Forbo Flooring is a specialist in acoustic floors with more than 30 years of experience. In our resilient acoustic range you will find linoleum and vinyl floors with impact sound reductions up to 19dB.

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  • Acoustic flooring
  • Marmoleum Decibel
    Acoustic Linoleum

    Acoustic linoleum

    Forbo acoustic linoleum flooring combines the natural characteristics of Marmoleum with increased impact sound reduction up to 17dB. This is achieved by a special insulating layer that is connected to the linoleum. We offer Marmoleum Acoustic (14dB) and Marmoleum Decibel (17dB) and also a Corkment underlay can be used in combination with regular Marmoleum to achieve an impact sound reduction of at least 14dB.

  • Sarlon acoustic vinyl
    Sarlon acoustic vinyl

    Sarlon acoustic vinyl

    The floor coverings in our renewed Sarlon acoustic vinyl range have been developed to maximize impact sound reduction while meeting the needs of heavy traffic commercial areas. Our Sarlon acoustic vinyl floors have impact sound reductions of 15dB and 19dB and are available in a wide variety of colours and designs.

  • Sarlon Sparkling
    Sarlon Sparkling

    Sarlon Sparkling acoustic vinyl

    Finally, unlimited colour! Sarlon Sparkling is presented in both bright and softer colour tones which allows for great design possibilities. This acoustic vinyl flooring offers improved hygiene due to antibacterial properties and a safe environment of a non slip floor. It is durable, stain resistant and extremely dimensional stable. An excellent flooring choice for the healthcare segment!

  • Sarlon Modul'Up Resin
    Sarlon Modul'Up

    Sarlon Modul'Up loose lay vinyl

    Sarlon Modul’up is the first acoustic loose lay vinyl sheet floor covering for heavy traffic areas. Modul'Up can be installed without adhesives and offers excellent dimensional stability and 19 dB impact sound reduction. The Overclean XL surface treatment provides an anti-stain armor that makes maintenance easier and gives durable protection. Perfectly adapted for high traffic areas like elderly homes, student accommodation and education facilities.

  • Sarlon complete Step
    Sarlon Complete Step

    Sarlon Complete Step vinyl

    Forbo Sarlon Complete Step is an acoustic vinyl floor covering that is specially made for installation on staircases. Thanks to the foam backing, Sarlon Complete Step ensures a good sound insulation of 17 dB. The stair nosing is integrated in the structure and has a different colour allowing a visible contrast.

  • Eternal
    Eternal Decibel

    Eternal Decibel vinyl

    All items in our Eternal general purpose vinyl range, except for Eternal digital print, can be made in a contact-acoustic reducing variant that realizes 17dB sound reduction. The minimum order quantity for Eternal Decibel is 4400 m2. Go to the Eternal collection to view the designs .

  • Surestep Wood Decibel
    Surestep Wood Decibel

    Surestep Wood Decibel safety vinyl

    Sound reduction and slip resistance delivered by 1 range! Our Surestep Wood Decibel safety vinyl range combines guaranteed life time slip resistant performance with an impact sound reduction of 17 dB. The collection consists of 8 wood designs, all available in 2 and 4 metres wide.

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    Allura Flex Decibel

    Allura Flex Decibel loose lay LVT

    Allura Flex Decibel combines the general benefits of our successful Allura Flex loose lay vinyl tiles with great sound absorption properties. Besides looking stunning in a choice of 18 energetic colours, the impact sound reduction of Allura Flex Decibel is 19dB.

  • Allura Click Decibel CD60300
    Allura Click Decibel

    Allura Click Decibel LVT

    Looks great and sounds even better! Allura Click Decibel is an innovative combination of our regular Allura Luxury Vinyl Tile on top of a stable, noise reducing combination of HDF and Forbo PU underlay. Result: a sound absorbing click floor covering with an ambient noise sound reduction of 19 dB. The easy to use click technology makes installation simple, using a straight-forward angle locking system.

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For schools, proper acoustic performance creates a quiet atmosphere (even if children are running in the corridors) to help children learn. In offices, it reduces stress and aggressiveness. And for hospitals and elderly homes, more peaceful environments help people recover – even if the medical staff is active and noisy.

The best way to reduce sound is at the source. That’s why acoustic floors are key when it comes to reducing noise in buildings.

Forbo Flooring is a specialist in acoustic flooring. We have more than 32 years’ experience and specific industry knowledge that allows us to deliver best-in-class acoustic flooring for every application.

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Impact sound reduction

Impact sound reduction

How does it work?

Sound is generated by almost all everyday activity. Impact sound is generated by traffic contacting the floor surface. The floor is therefore also the main area where acoustic performance can be influenced.

Impact sound made on the floor in 1 room is transmitted through the floor into rooms below. To measure the impact sound reduction achieved by a floor covering, impact noise is generated with a hammer machine directly onto a concrete floor slab in an emission room and the sound level (S1) is recorded in the reception room below.

The floor covering is then laid onto the concrete slab, and the same impact noise is made on the floor covering, and the new sound level (S2) is recorded. The impact sound reduction (EN ISO 717-2) is the difference, measured in decibels, between the 2 sound levels recorded.

The impact sound reduction of Forbo's acoustic project vinyl and linoleum floors varies from 14 to 19 dB.

Impact sound reduction