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Acoustic Flooring

Acoustic Flooring

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.

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Forbo is a specialist in acoustic floors with more than 30 years’ experience. In our acoustic vinyl ranges you will find floors with an impact sound reduction of 15, 17 & 19dB.

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    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 17dB 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. test

  • 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. This new range features 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 17dB impact noise reduction properties.

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Why Choose Acoustic Flooring?

Turn Down the Volume

Maximise Impact Sound Reduction
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.

Residual Indentation
Each one of our acoustic floors takes two key criteria into account:

• Impact sound reduction
• 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.

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Sound Reduction

Sound Reduction Explained

Impact Sounds Reduction
Impact sound made on the floor in one room is transmitted through the floor into rooms below. 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 15 to 19dB.

In-Room Impact Noise

Airborne sound inside a room – ambient noise – is generated by impact noise 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. The measurements are classified into various categories, with Class A defining the best-performing floor coverings. All Forbo’s acoustic collections are in Class A.

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Sarlon Acoustic Vinyl Construction

In recent years, Forbo has made significant strides in developing acoustic vinyl products which offer the optimum balance between impact sound reduction and indentation performance. The resulting product structure combined with a specialist PUR finish ensures that the Sarlon range of acoustic vinyls is very durable and will retain its appearance for many years.

PUR Varnish

The PUR varnish applied to the surface of the product provides a high level of stain resistance. The finish is easy to clean and does not require polish, helping to reduce the cost and environmental impact of maintenance over the product's life.

Product Structure
The PVC wear layer, present in all the products in this collection, ensures a very durable product while a non woven, fully impregnated glass fleece layer ensures dimensional stability. The unique foam backing provides the acoustic sound reduction (from 15dB up to 19dB) whilst ensuring the "best in class" indentation performance.

Sarlon 15dB
1. PUR lacquered surface, slip resistance rating R9
2. Pure PVC wear layer of 0.7mm – abrasion group T
3. Design printed with environmentally friendly water-based inks
4. Double compact layer with non-woven glass fibre carrier achieving indentation of 0.05 mm
5. Foam backing achieving an outstanding impact sound reduction of 15dB

Sarlon 19dB
1. PUR lacquered surface, slip resistance R9
2. Pure PVC wear layer of 0.67mm for printed designs – abrasion group T
3. Design printed with environmentally friendly water-based inks
4. Double compact layer with non-woven glass fibre carrier achieving indentation of 0.08mm
5. Foam backing achieving an outstanding impact sound reduction of 19dB

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Acoustic Marmoleum

Acoustic Marmoleum Construction

Acoustic Marmoleum provides a linoleum floor that achieves lower dB values due to a special insulating layer that is connected to the linoleum sheet. In this way impact sound reduction up to 17dB can be achieved.

Acoustic Marmoleum

Surestep Decibel

Surestep Decibel

Surestep Decibel
A selection of Original, Wood and Material colourways are also available in Surestep Decibel. This product is ideal for areas where a combination of increased impact sound reduction (17dB) and slip resistance is required.

Performance
Pendulum test value (wet test) ≥36
Rz - ≥20
EN13845 class ESf
DIN51130 - R10.

Typical areas
• High traffic areas, ramps or corridors
• Tea and coffee points
• General workrooms
• Food service areas
• Service rooms
• Washroom areas

Surestep Decibel

Eternal de Luxe Decibel

Eternal de Luxe Decibel

Combining aesthetics with acoustic.

Design:
- Unique in-register embossed wood designs, visible in both the length and width of the individual planks and structures in sheet format, resulting in a realistic performance
- State-of-the-art design options
- Exclusive designs and colours

Quality:
- Exceptional quality with proven performance
- PUR pearl finish is proven to be stain and chemical resistant, scratch resistant and offers superior appearance retention whilst providing a realistic matt finish
- The embossing structures are all coated with Forbo's unique PUR or PUR pearl finish specifically designed to give a realistic appearance and ensure excellent cleaning and maintenance properties

Diversity:
- All designs are available in a compact version (2mm) as well as a 17dB acoustic offer (3mm)
- Excellent underfoot comfort
- Superior residual indentation

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Where to Use?

Peaceful Environment

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For schools, proper acoustic performance contributes towards a quiet atmosphere to help children learn. In offices, it reduces stress and tension. And for hospitals and elderly homes, more peaceful environments help people recover – even if the medical staff are active and noisy.

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