Tests Show Ecore Floor Finish Quiet as Carpet
Lancaster, PA, July 22, 2014 -- Ecore International said that a series of recent acoustic tests performed by the Acoustics Laboratory at the University of Hartford confirmed that its Commercial Flooring’s Forest rx resilient floor finish is as quiet as carpet.
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Forest rx features a vinyl wear layer bonded to a 97% recycled rubber backing, using Ecore’s patent-pending Itstru technology.
Two senior acoustical engineering students, Adam Paul and David Arena, took part in a semester long research study that focused on hospital noise
Paul and Arena performed an absorption test, a tapping machine test, and a rolling cart test to quantify the influence different flooring materials have on hospital corridor noise.
“It is widely accepted that the only ‘quiet’ floor finish is carpet; so, unless hygiene is a non-factor, we’ve all but abandoned hope of having an acoustically beneficial resilient floor finish,” said Sharon Paley, acoustic engineer with Ecore International.
“While anyone has yet to create a resilient floor finish that is as absorptive as carpet, Ecore has successfully created a resilient floor finish that is as quiet as carpet.”