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Acoustic flooring

Acoustic flooring

Reducing noise is very important as sound can adversely effect the human body with sleeping disorders, stress and headaches. Forbo Flooring knows that it is important to reduce noise in buildings and have more then 30 years of experience in acoustic flooring. Our resilient acoustic range has both linoleum and vinyl floors with impact sound reductions up to19dB.

  • Acoustic flooring
  • Acoustic flooring
  • Acoustic flooring
  • Acoustic flooring
  • Acoustic flooring
  • Eternal
    Eternal Decibel

    Eternal Decibel

    All items in our Eternal general purpose vinyl flooring, 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. The thickness of Eternal Decibel is 3.0 mm, the wearlayer 0.7 mm. It contains all high quality functionalities of the regular Eternal range including the proven PUR Pearl lacquering protection technique.

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    Acoustic Linoleum

    Acoustic linoleum

    Forbo acoustic linoleum flooring combines the natural characteristics of Marmoleum flooring with increased impact sound reduction. We offer Marmoleum Acoustic (14dB) and Marmoleum Decibel (18dB). Also a Corkment underlay can be used in combination with regular Marmoleum to achieve an impact sound reduction of at least 14dB.

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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