Our website uses cookies to improve your experience. Click here to see our Cookie Policy.

X

News archive

June 2019 April 2019 March 2019 January 2019 November 2018

Product bulletin archive

18 September 2019 21 August 2019 24 July 2019 26 June 2019 29 May 2019
hdm magazine digital edition - June 2019

Media information

hdm media pack download total audience coverage

mental health and dementia facilities magazine (mhdf)

mental health and dementia facilities magazine (mhdf)

Total Audience Coverage

Total Audience Coverage

Our T.A.C packages offer maximum coverage with
on-the-page advertising,
stand-alone e-mail broadcasts, monthly bulletins and web site promotions.

SEE ALSO

healthcare buildings forum

healthcare buildings forum

 

mental health & dementia facilities forum

mental health & dementia
facilities forum

healthcare design & management bulletin - April 2019

Design environments with acoustics in mind
Danfloor

Design environments with acoustics in mind

Care and mental health facilities can be busy places both during the day and night. Rest and relation are essential for a resident’s health and wellbeing so creating an acoustically sound environment is an important design consideration.

Some homes have misconceptions about the use of carpet within healthcare environments and have replaced their carpets with hard flooring alternatives. Hard flooring can create noisy and echoey interiors which can make is difficult for some residents to filter out unwanted sounds and noise resulting in stress and confusion. However, a carpet which is specifically manufactured for the care sector can absorb airborne noise as efficiently as many specialised acoustical materials.

Within healthcare facilities, corridors and communal areas can be very busy places and

Furthermore, UK building regulations state that floor coverings should have a weighted reduction of not less than 17 db. There are many flooring options that fall well below the 17 db required, some achieving as little as 2 or 3 db. A danfloor carpet exceeds British Standard and generally achieves in excess of 28 db. Find out more at www.danfloor.co.uk

 Visit Website 

ADVERTISE HERE

To advertise in this space, click here to email Leslie de Hoog