Karndean Designflooring presents a flooring range that helps deliver acoustic benefits
in multi-residential buildings without any acoustic underlay. Karndean LooseLay
is a proven range of luxury vinyl planks and tiles that provide a practical
solution to impact sounds.
Tried and tested in
several applications, the complete Karndean LooseLay flooring range boasts enhanced
acoustic properties surpassing the minimum standard required by the National
Construction Code (NCC) for multi-residential builds in Australia.
The NCC requires a
minimum acoustic performance rating of 62 decibels (dB) for a floor in a Class
2 or 3 building, such as multi-residential structures. The lower the decibel
rating, the stronger will be the acoustic performance of the flooring system.
Adhering to the ISO
140-6 Normalized Impact Sound Insulation, Karndean LooseLay is currently the
only range of luxury vinyl planks and tiles on the market delivering an
acoustic performance rating of 59dB without the need for an additional acoustic
Impact sounds from footsteps
or vacuum cleaners are best treated at the source of the problem in
multi-residential builds using an acoustic flooring solution. Karndean LooseLay
reduces the sound bounce and transfer, providing a practical acoustic solution for
Designflooring Managing Director Dan Lovell comments that architects, interior
designers and contractors are seeing the benefits of specifying Karndean
LooseLay in place of traditional carpet tiles and laminate flooring in
Karndean LooseLay’s friction
grip backing requires minimal adhesive in most installations. Combined with its
100% recyclability, this range of luxury vinyl planks and tiles boasts excellent
environmental credentials meeting the growing demand for sustainable design
practice in multi-residential build projects.
Key features and benefits of Karndean LooseLay flooring
include large scale planks (41.3” x 9.85”) and tiles (24” x 19.7”); quick and
easy to fit, reducing downtime and installation costs; suitable for projects
with quick turnaround times; and choice of 19 wood and eight stone designs, with
tiles replicating all the characteristics of natural materials.