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Reduction of transmitted Impact Noise by Floor Coverings on a small floor mock-up EN ISO 16251-1

The aim of the measurements is to compare different floor constructions with regard to their impact noise transmitting properties in an uncomplicated way without having to carry out a full-scale test set-up according to EN ISO 10140-3. This procedure has proven particularly useful in product development. The test apparatus offers a further advantage for test set-ups that can attack or destroy the concrete surface, for example through pointed and heavy sound sources or when the floor covering is glued.

Carpet sample during testing

Testing properties

  • Test according to DIN EN ISO 16251-1
  • The weighted improvement of impact sound insulation ΔLw is determined with the reference curve provided for in EN ISO 717-2 (analogous to measurements according to EN ISO 10140-3).

Suitable product types

  • coatings
  • resilient floor coverings
  • multilayer modular floor coverings (MMF)
  • laminate
  • parquet and wood floor coverings
  • textile floor coverings
  • laying materials and underlays
  • sports floor coverings
Carpet sample during testing. Radiated sound visualised with the acoustic camera

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Florian Guttenbacher, M.Sc.

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Dr.-Ing. Andreas Zoëga

Head of Testing Laboratory / Building Physics

Phone: +49 241 9679-00

support@tfi-aachen.de