Peace and quiet with CaberAcoustic
09 December 2020

Let’s be honest, we all love the “live and let live” mantra, not least as we want to be free to play that favourite disco tune and have a bop and sing around the kitchen or lounge with the best of them!  We want to enjoy laminate floors if that is our wont, or just live and move around in our home when we want to and how we want to.  The amount of time we have spent in our homes this year has also increased along, perhaps, with the amount of people in it (if we are lucky!). At the same time, there may have been a time when the noise coming from a neighbour’s home will have driven you crazy!

Away from the home, we may, in the old days, have worked in a noisy office block, or stayed in a hotel where the surrounding noise was troublesome.

Whether we are talking about commercial or domestic buildings, Norbord, as ever, looks for solutions to common problems when developing the portfolios of innovative panel products.

And CaberAcoustic is a prime example of such innovation; and the effects can be felt, or not felt, as most of the UK’s leading housebuilders and contractors, specify the products.

Designed to reduce both impact and airborne transmitted sounds, Norbord’s CaberAcoustic chipboard flooring panel is perfect for both domestic and non-domestic installations. The portfolio comprises 28mm and 32mm variants of tongue-and-grooved particleboard panels with a 10mm sound-reducing layer bonded to the underside. This specially-designed layer – made in the UK from recycled felt adhering to the environmental credentials of the company – reduces impact noise transmission by up to 19dB. It also helps reduce airborne noise when used as part of the appropriate flooring system. The board’s tongue-and-grooved edge profile gives a tight, easily-fitting joint and maximum strength when fixed using Norbord’s CaberFix D3 adhesive.

CaberAcoustic gives the best sound reducing performance when installed with a perimeter flanking strip (available in 50m rolls) to reduce sound transference around the edge of the floor deck.

Norbord CaberAcoustic boards are 2,400mm long x 600mm wide and are available in 28mm and 32mm thicknesses with standard TG4 edge profiles. They come in packs of 40 (28mm) or 36 (32mm) sheets.

To find out more about Norbord’s products for housebuilders, get in touch with Daniel Clarke – email daniel.clarke@norbord.net or go to our housebuilder page for a wealth of product information.  You can even order free samples of CaberAcoustic and our other panels.

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