Karndean Designflooring CEU Educates Specifiers on the Importance of Acoustics

Karndean Designflooring, a market leader in luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring, in conjunction with Hanley Wood, LLC, offers a new Continuing Education Course (CEU) – “Technical and Practical Benefits of Optimizing Acoustics in Commercial and Residential Buildings.”

The course identifies factors affecting acoustic performance and explains acoustic measurements and testing standards, including sound transmission class (STC), Impact Insulation Class (IIC) and Delta IIC (ΔIIC); explains the benefits of improved acoustics in commercial and residential applications; analyzes how flooring systems can help meet acoustic requirements for optimal indoor environmental quality; and examines case studies where integrating acoustic design was a high priority.

“While the IIC rating is certainly important, it is not always the most telling number in terms of acoustic performance of the floor covering and overall building acoustic performance,” Adrian Shortland, Global Liaison – Technical & Environmental, Karndean Designflooring said. “It’s important that architects, designers and specifiers familiarize themselves with additional testing data in order to make a more informed decision.”

The course is available for free online at hanleywooduniversity.com or in-person by a Karndean Designflooring Commercial Business Manager. The course is accredited by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems – AIA/CES 1 LU (HSW) and the Interior Design Continuing Education Council – IDCEC 1 credit hour (HSW).

For more information about this and other Karndean Designflooring CEUs, visit www.karndean.com/ceu.

About Karndean Designflooring

At Karndean, we see flooring differently. We travel the world in our quest to bring you exceptional floors that inspire and delight. From the ancient forests of Europe, to the remote Australian outback and beyond, we seek out expressive and intriguing forms in the natural world to influence our unique floor designs. By combining these original features with cutting edge design, we create simply beautiful floors that you’ll love for a lifetime.

Karndean Designflooring is a global leader in flooring design with operations in the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. By offering a wide range of colors, textures and finishes, our products allow you to create looks that are unique to your home or business and are guaranteed to last. With a passion for creating floors which are both stylish and practical, we’re here to help customers find the right floor for their space, needs and unique style.

For more information about the company, and to view its full range of flooring products, please visit us at www.karndean.com, or follow us on our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/KarndeanDesignflooringUSA), Twitter Residential (https://twitter.com/karndeanusa) or Twitter Commercial (https://twitter.com/karndeancommUSA).