Sound & space: the challenges and indicators of modern architecture

Whether open space offices or modern conference rooms, room acoustics is one of the factors defining the quality of architecture. Acoustics is decisive for work efficiency and communication, as well as for comfort in offices, classes or workshops. 

Modern architecture and living concepts using smooth, hard materials and open structures need sophisticated planning of acoustics, since glass, steel and concrete reflect the sound and wide rooms provide less possibility for sound absorption. The consequence is a long reverberation time and a loud footstep sounds resulting in background noise, which makes communication, concentration and creative thinking almost impossible. Noises exceeding 60 dB are unpleasant and can trigger stress. 

Besides detailed planning, a user-oriented and economical acoustic solution also requires materials which prevent the noise or absorb it. The floor surface is one of the main causes of the formation and emission of noise - whether in the form of footstep sounds or sound reflection. Floor carpeting significantly contributes to noise reduction and to customised optimisation of room acoustics. 

OBJECT CARPET flooring provides well-balanced room acoustics. With its optimal absorption values it helps you to better hear and understand speech in offices, conference rooms, hotels, shops, restaurants and residential buildings.