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Sarlon & Acoustic Solutions

Sarlon & Acoustic Solutions

Achieving lower noise pollution is essential to reducing stress and promoting the well-being, comfort and efficiency of people working or learning. That’s why acoustic floors are key when it comes to reducing noise in buildings.

Forbo is a specialist in acoustic floors with more than 30 years’ experience. With offers that cover both our sheet and tile products across in, we can offer you a range of acoustic floor covering solutions with an impact sound reduction ranging between 14 dB and 19 dB to suit a variety of project requirements.

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

    Sarlon Acoustic Vinyl

    The Forbo acoustic project vinyl collection is the result of more than 30 years of acoustic experience and specific industry knowledge which enables us to deliver the ‘best in class’ acoustic vinyl flooring for every application. Each product range in the Sarlon collection offers truly unique solutions combining high acoustic performance with optimal resistance to indentation.

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  • Marmoleum Decibel 304835
    Acoustic Marmoleum

    Acoustic Marmoleum


    Acoustic Marmoleum provides a linoleum floor that achieves lower dB values due to a special insulating layer that is connected to the linoleum sheet.

  • Surestep Wood Decibel 71872
    Surestep Decibel

    Surestep Decibel

    Safe and Sound

    Unlike traditional safety flooring ranges, Surestep Wood Decibel is uniquely available in 2, 3 and 4 metre widths, offering the first multiple width safety floor. The Surestep Wood Decibel range has been specifically designed to provide R10 slip resistance underfoot while at the same time offering 17 dB impact sound reduction.

  • Modul'up loose lay flooring
    Modul'up

    Modul'up Adhesive Free Vinyl

    Quick and easy to install, Modul'Up adhesive free sheet vinyl is a flexible choice for both renovation and new build projects.

  • Eternal de Luxe decibel
    Eternal de Luxe Decibel

    Eternal de Luxe Decibel

    Eternal de Luxe is a great example of Forbo's unique, premium design capabilities. Featuring 22 fresh wood and stone effects, enhanced by authentic embossing structures that add even more realism to the designs. All colourways are available in both an extremely durable compact version as well as a decibel version which offers excellent underfoot comfort, superior residual indentation and 17 dB impact noise reduction properties.

    To view the standard Eternal de Luxe range, click here

  • Allura Decibel 8SE32 anthracite seagrass
    Allura Decibel

    Allura Decibel LVT

    Allura Decibel solves many of today's and tomorrow's challenges in combining acoustic performance with durability and high end aesthetics.

    Through it's tackified installation it also provides the answer to key issues such as limiting valuable downtime and minimizing environmental impacts

Why Choose Acoustic Flooring?

Turn Down the Volume

The floor coverings in the Forbo acoustic collection have been developed and tested to maximise impact sound reduction while meeting the needs of heavy traffic commercial areas. Forbo acoustic flooring contributes to lowering noise disturbance within a building in a number of ways. The result is a more comfortable environment.

Acoustic Performance:
There are two types of noise that can cause noise pollution:

In-room impact sound is ambient noise which is generated by impact in the room itself. To measure in-room impact noise, noise pressure is measured inside the room where the impact sound is generated, according to the standard NF-S 31-074. All Forbo’s acoustic collections are in Class A, which is the highest possible rating.

Impact sound reduction is the sound transmitted through the floor from one room to the floors below and is the most commonly quoted sound reduction measure. In order to measure the impact sound reduction achieved by a floor covering, impact noise is generated with a hammer machine directly onto the concrete floor slab in an emission room and the sound level (S1) is recorded. The floor covering is then laid onto the concrete slab, 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 two sound levels recorded. The impact sound reduction of Forbo's acoustic ranges from 14 to 19 dB.

Residual Indentation:
Depending on installation location, residual indentation is a vital consideration when selecting an acoustic floor. Compact acoustic products deliver a performance similar to compact products in terms of indentation and easy rolling floor.

Always look at both criteria when choosing an acoustic floor and find the right balance for your application between acoustic performance and indentation resistance.

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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