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Sarlon & Acoustic Solutions

Sarlon & Acoustic Solutions

Reduced noise pollution is key for reducing stress and promoting wellbeing when working or learning. And when it comes to reducing noise in buildings, acoustic floors are key.

As a specialist in acoustic floors with more than 30 years’ experience, Forbo can offer a range of acoustic floor covering solutions, across both our sheet and tile products, with impact sound reductions ranging between 14 dB and 19 dB. Ideal for a range of project requirements.

  • Sarlon & Acoustic Solutions
  • Sarlon & Acoustic Solutions
  • Sarlon & Acoustic Solutions
  • Sarlon & Acoustic Solutions
  • Sarlon & Acoustic Solutions
  • Sarlon & Acoustic Solutions
  • Sarlon & Acoustic Solutions
  • Sarlon & Acoustic Solutions
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    Sarlon Acoustic Vinyl

    Sarlon Acoustic Vinyl

    The floor coverings in our Sarlon acoustic vinyl range have been developed to maximize impact sound reduction while meeting the needs of heavy traffic commercial areas. In our Sarlon acoustic vinyl range we offer floors with an impact sound reduction of 15dB and 19dB in a wide variety of colours and designs. Sarlon combines acoustic

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  • Marmoleum Decibel 304835
    Acoustic Marmoleum

    Acoustic Marmoleum

    The Acoustic Marmoleum linoleum floor includes a special insulating layer, connected to the linoleum sheet, that achieves lower dB values.

  • Surestep Wood Decibel 71872
    Surestep Decibel

    Surestep Decibel

    Safe and Sound
    In a step change from traditional safety flooring ranges, Surestep Wood Decibel uniquely comes in 2, 3 and 4 metre widths, so delivering the first multiple width safety floor. The ground-breaking Surestep Wood Decibel range not only provides R10 slip resistance underfoot, but also offers 17 dB impact sound reduction.

  • Modul'up loose lay flooring
    Modul'up

    Modul'up Adhesive Free Vinyl

    Easy and quick to install, Modul'Up adhesive free sheet vinyl offers a flexible choice for both new build and renovation projects.

Why Choose Acoustic Flooring?

Turn Down the Volume

The Forbo acoustic collection brings you floor coverings created and tested to maximise reduction of impact sound while meeting the requirements of high traffic commercial areas. Contributing to reducing internal noise disturbance in a range of ways, our acoustic flooring creates a more comfortable environment.

Acoustic Performance:
Two types of noise can contribute to noise pollution:

Ambient noise: In-room sound generated by impact within the room. To measure this, noise pressure is measured in the room to the standard NF-S 31-074. All Forbo’s acoustic collections sit in Class A, the highest possible rating.

Impact sound: Sound transmitted through the floor to the spaces below. Impact sound reduction is the most common sound reduction measure. To measure impact sound reduction delivered by a floor covering, impact noise is created by a hammer machine onto a concrete floor slab in an emission room with the sound level (S1) recorded. The floor covering is then laid on the concrete and the same impact noise is applied to the floor with the new sound level (S2) recorded. The impact sound reduction (EN ISO 717-2) is the decibel difference between the sound levels recorded. The impact sound reduction of our acoustic ranges from 14 to 19 dB.

Residual Indentation:
Depending on your installation location, residual indentation is a key consideration when you are selecting an acoustic floor. Compact acoustic products offer performance similar to compact products for indentation and easy rolling floor.

Always consider each criterion when selecting an acoustic floor and select the right balance between indentation resistance and acoustic performance.

Acoustic Flooring

Where to Use?

You have the choice

Each individual project will have its own set of unique circumstances which will dictate the best acoustic flooring solution.

For applications where sound reduction is the key, our 19 dB rated products such as Sarlon 19 dB, Modul’up Decibel and Allura Decibel offer excellent acoustic properties with residual indentation performance that’s the best in class.

However, in some instances the floor coverings may be subjected to very heavy or rolling loads, and so Sarlon 15 dB or our acoustic Marmoleum ranges will give you the optimum balance between acoustic performance and residual indentation.

For areas where a combination of increased impact sound reduction and slip resistance is required, Surestep Decibel offers 17 dB impact sound reduction with sustainable, particle enhanced R10 slip resistance.

Eternal de Luxe Decibel delivers ultimate high-end aesthetics with increased impact sound reduction of 17 dB for areas where impressions count.

Sarlon Wood XL 438422 carbon

Sustainability

Creating Better Environments

A Forbo floor is always beautiful and stylish to look at. A floor that is comfortable to live, work and play on. But looks aren’t everything; often it’s the things you can see that really matter. From how we run our factories to how we choose our ingredients, the way we make our floors is a big part of how we meet our mission to create better environments.

• Produced in Europe, all our acoustic solutions come from manufacturing plants where all the electricity comes from renewable sources. This means our sites are part of an effective environmental management system and achieve ISO 14001 certification.
• All our vinyl solutions are 100% phthalate free and are REACH compliant for chemical content.
• The linoleum top layer of our acoustic Marmoleum ranges contains up to 98% natural raw materials and up to 47% recycled content.
• Through our Back to the Floor scheme, we can collect installation off-cuts from our smooth vinyl floors, avoiding landfill waste.

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