EcoSoft, Superior Sound Absorption
Carpets Inter’s characteristic emphasis on pleasing aesthetics is also a major plus, as evidenced in a classroom building belonging to Trinity Anglican College, Australia. The New South Wales educational facility recently installed 2,585 square meters of EcoSoft® carpet tiles in three colours, Sanskrit Dasa, Catur and Sapta. Designed by Clarke Keller, the neutrally hued tiles, when combined, created the look and feel of a unified space while doubling the sound absorption of hard backed counterparts. “EcoSoft® carpet tiles plays a role in the overall acoustic performance of the building,” commented Ella Masters, a rep from Clarke Keller. Great design and reduced noise? That makes sound sense to us.
A new and improved take on carpet tile backing, the green-focused product is composed of materials derived from discarded drinking water bottles, plus five percent postindustrial recycled PET. Its enhanced materiality effectively sets it apart from run-of-the-mill counterparts, such as conventional PVC and bitumen hard backings as well as urethane cushion backing.