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The acoustic advantages of recycled materials

One of the main challenges that sports venues continue to face are the acoustic problems. We’ll see, not only the causes of these difficulties, but also how the use of recycled materials can be advantageous in their prevention.

What causes acoustic problems?
In order to understand the causes of acoustic problems, their context must first be understood:

- Location of spaces: as the great focuses of population density are located in big cities, gyms follow the trend of many other business areas and open their facilities close to the target audience - in the center of those big cities.

- Physical activity is noisy: the music in the heights to motivate the athletes, the high traffic of people, the use of the material during the high intensity classes like the crosstraining. All these activities result in high levels of noise, both percussion and aerial.

Which are the advantages of recycled materials?
Price and acoustic improvements - the recycled materials are ideal for solving acoustic problems in sports spaces, due to its robustness, variety and elasticity. We have the example of rubber rolls made from end-of-life tires, an economical and high density material, making it an excellent solution for equipping group classes areas. With only 8mm of thickness, its absorption capacity translates into a clear improvement.

Benefits for the environment - being these products made from the reutilization of end-of-life materials, are also an added value for the environment.

Practical use of recycled materials
- As well as being extremely comfortable and safe, the rubber rolls presents itself as the top solution for traffic and intense movement of people and static equipment.
Acoustic improvement: +/- 30% in the transmission of percussion sounds and aerial noises.

- The recycled rubber tiles are an optimized solution for more intense activity and high loads. Its high density and elasticity combined with its high thickness provide a very significant impact vibration attenuation.
Its absorption capacity translates into an Acoustic Improvement of +/- 56% in the transmission of percussion sounds and aerial noises. (Compared with the roll rubber floor, a superior acoustic improvement of approximately 26% is obtained).

These improvements lead to noise (either percussion or overhead) being attenuated or even eliminated in the paved sports space and / or in the neighborhood. This translates, of course, into satisfied customers and neighbors - and what more can you ask for?
These alternatives are just the tip of the iceberg. Geometrik, company specialized in sports flooring – including recycled materials - focuses its efforts on finding the best solutions, studied and customized for each client, because there are no two spaces alike.


Recycled materials are ideal for solving acoustic problems in sports spaces, due to its robustness, variety and elasticity.


The recycled rubber tiles are an optimized solution for more intense activity and high loads.

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