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 underlay.

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 multi-level applications.

Karndean 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 multi-residential projects.

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.