Carpet maker Desso has introduced SoundMaster, a high performance carpet backing that is claimed to improve acoustic performance by 60% when tested to ISO 354 – measurement of sound absorption in a reverberation room

The backing is made from 100% recycled polyester and has a layer construction designed to offer optimal sound absorption and insulation. Carpet in general gives an impact sound reduction between 20dB and 30dB. With SoundMaster, an extra 10dB or more is achieved. It is available as alternative backing with the company’s range of carpet tiles.

It can offer a significant acoustic improvement in offices, hospitals and schools where acoustic solutions are increasingly sought to help create a more productive learning environment.