In the UK, we typically spend around 90 per cent of our time indoors, so it's not surprising to see people becoming more interested and concerned with how the internal environment affects them. However, this does put more pressure on specifiers to create spaces that can positively improve the well-being of end users.
Unwanted noise can have a negative effect on an occupant’s health, well-being and enjoyment of a space. In fact, according to the World Health Organisation, excessive noise can seriously harm human health and interfere with people’s daily activities. As such, it’s important that when it comes to designing an interior, you incorporate products that can reduce the transmission of sound.
While there are various products on the market that offer acoustic qualities, luxury vinyl tiles are upping the ante and are proving popular within many sectors. Not only do their outstanding aesthetics provide convincing, authentic visuals with a unique identity and very natural look and feel to allow the creation of striking flooring schemes, but now there are even LVT options on the market that offer high levels of acoustic performance too, which can help to minimise noise.
Setting new standards in acoustic LVT, Forbo Flooring Systems has launched a new acoustic Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) collection: Allura Decibel. The new tackified range has been designed to deliver 19 dB impact sound reduction, without compromising on aesthetics or ease of installation.
The new Decibel collection offers 30 tile and plank formats in a range of its own contemporary and realistic wood, stone and concrete designs – all of which have been designed to allow you to mix and match to create your own unique flooring scheme.
The beautiful floor designs, combined with the product’s excellent performance and dimensional stability, makes Allura Decibel the perfect sound reducing solution for all buildings.
Developed by Forbo’s in-house team of passionate creators and produced in Europe by Forbo, the new Allura collection pushes the boundaries of design and manufacture. For more information please visit www.forbo-flooring.co.uk/alluradecibel or for further information about disinfecting COVID-19 from floors, visit www.forbo-flooring.co.uk/covid