The LooseLay collection from Karndean Designflooring was selected by the design team for the flooring at the new Australian Hearing Hub.
An initiative of Macquarie University, the Australian Hearing Hub is a new state-of-the-art facility that brings some of the country’s leading hearing and healthcare organisations together with research universities to collaborate on world-leading research projects.
Taylor Construction Group Pty Ltd and Geyer Architects collaborated on the project. Ben Cauchi, project coordinator at Taylor Construction Group was tasked with a brief to create offices in a shared working space.
The design team opted for the soft blonde highlights and distinctive grain patterns of Providence from the Karndean LooseLay collection. Karndean LooseLay was used to zone off different work spaces while retaining the open plan brief.
Since the client sought a floor that could offset noise and impact sounds in an open plan office, Karndean LooseLay was selected as its acoustic backing reduces noise levels in rooms below and its 59 decibel rating is compliant with the National Construction Code for minimum acoustic requirements.
According to Ben, Karndean LooseLay’s brilliant acoustic properties were a key factor in the selection, with the flooring offering a quiet alternative to the hard flooring surface. Being quick to install, Karndean LooseLay enabled them to meet their project delivery schedules. The client was also happy with the finished floor.