NOISE REDUCTION AND SOUND ABSORPTION

 
“Less noise - less stress”

Scientific research confirms that noise pollution in buildings has a critical effect on the sense of well-being. Fitting a carpet plays an important role in noise insulation. Besides eliminating impact noise, textile floorcoverings  possess good  sound - absorption properties. This is especially noticeable at sites where a large number of people gather: a school, an open-plan office, a reception hall, or the teenage party upstairs!



With a fitted carpet, rooms become cosier as noise-disturbance is reduced substantially. This applies to both the room where the noise is produced and the surrounding area. With a sound absorption degree averaging around 25%, a carpet has a particularly effective  sound - absorbing effect  com-
pared with any other floorcovering.







 










Carpet virtually eliminates impact noise; its soft cushioning action almost immediately absorbs sound. The simple rule: the thicker the carpet, the greater the sound absorption. The conduction of impact noise is reduced by 25 to 30 dB (decibels). Comparative values for hard floorcoverings lie between 5 and 15 dB.

Carpets ensure that the “life” of noise is only half as long as with hard floorings. Specifying carpet from the beginning of the planning stage enables savings to be made through acoustic measures.

In the home environment the sound absorption attribute of carpet is an aid to relaxation too. Hi-Fi enthusiasts in particular appreciate the sound absorbing effect of carpets. Textile floorcovering provides a contrasting surface to large hard surfaces such as window areas, thus helping to produce a balanced sound.

In rooms with sufficient soundproofing,
people tend to be calmer, noise levels are minimised and are perceived for shorter periods of ime due to shorter impact times.







 
     
 
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