DESSO SoundMaster Thrive
100% recyclable. For a better future.
Sound absorption and impact sound insulation are crucial in the workplace. Less noise leads to a greater level of productivity as quieter environments help reduce stress levels and improve concentration. Tarkett’s new DESSO SoundMaster Thrive backing is expertly designed to absorb airborne- and impact sound, helping to create quieter working environments.
Moreover, reflecting Tarkett’s dedication to developing products that are good for humans, and for the planet, this innovative acoustic backing is 100% safely recyclable in our own carpet recycling centre, has 100% positively defined ingredients, and contains less than 0.01% antimony content*.
When used alongside a carpet tile collection that is Cradle to Cradle® certified, the backing will ensure the certification level of the overall product is maintained.
SoundMaster Thrive bolsters Tarkett’s offering in acoustic backings, alongside DESSO SoundMaster and DESSO SoundMaster Lite.
What is antimony trioxide?
Antimony trioxide is used as a catalyst in polyester production, but, at the current rate of use, reserves are expected to deplete by 2031. By using the absolute minimum amount of antimony possible, Tarkett upholds its commitment to seeking more socially and environmentally acceptable alternatives, in line with its Cradle to Cradle® principles.
Why choose an acoustic backing?
In Tarkett’s own research among more than 12,000 office employees across Europe, noise continues to be highlighted as one of the most pressing concerns in the office.
Less noise means more productive workforces. Quieter environments prevent health problems occurring1, reduce stress levels and improve concentration. This is especially important in open plan offices where people need a space both for quiet concentration and open communication and where they need a place for private conversations as well as large-scale meetings.
Additional noise from external factors such as traffic, heating and air conditioning and computer equipment make it hard for managers to achieve the optimum level of noise within buildings2.
That is why good sound absorption and sound insulation is so important. And the best and most cost effective option comes with one of our expertly designed SoundMaster carpet tile backings as opposed to the other often more expensive options such as ceilings, walls and panels.
Making conscious choices. For people and planet.
Tarkett Human-Conscious DesignTM
Other DESSO SoundMaster Backings
This felt backing is made from 100% polyester (containing 80% recycled content) and offers the most advanced sound insulation and absorption properties.
DESSO SoundMaster Lite
This SoundMaster backing offers great acoustic performance and is made from 100% polyester (containing 80% recycled content).
* Antimony trioxide is used as a catalyst in polyester production. At the current rate of use, reserves are expected to deplete by 2031. By using the absolute minimum amount of antimony possible, Tarkett upholds its commitment to seeking more socially and environmentally acceptable alternatives, in line with Cradle to Cradle® principles
** Tests performed at SWA (Schall- und Wamemessstelle Aachen GmbH) – Institut fuer schalltechnische und warmetechnische Prufungen-Beratung-Planung
*** Positively defined = all ingredients have been assessed as either Green (optimal) or yellow (tolerable) according to the Cradle to Cradle® assessment criteria. As described in Cradle to Cradle® CertifiedCM Product Standard Version 3.1.
1) Environmental Noise and Health in the UK, Health Protection Agency, p.57-58, Noise in figures, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, p.70-73
2) According to the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work the recommended noise level is 30-45 dB(A) while even in ‘quiet’ offices the average noise level is often between 40-45 dB