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Eco materials protect the environment, but also our ears

03 of January '23


Interior design materials for homes and public buildings that help protect the environment are a bit much these days. Eco is also supposed to be beneficial to people. Therefore, architects are increasingly looking for solutions from under the sign: two in one. Innovative panels and wall coverings from the HERADESIGN® lineare such a material - 100% recyclable, they help ensure ear-friendly acoustics.

Interior design materials are beginning to perform complex functions. In an era of circular economy, climate crisis and stringent standards for carbon footprint, eco properties are not enough. Things and buildings must be friendly not only to the environment, but also to people.

innowacyjne płyty i okładziny ścienne z linii HERADESIGN®

Innovative panels and wall coverings from the HERADESIGN® line.

© Knauf Ceiling Solutions

Manufacturers are therefore betting on increasingly innovative solutions. Interior material has to be multifunctional: it has to be eco, it has to fulfill its basic task of being designer, but it also has to have a positive impact on the well-being of interior users. One of the elements that fill the interiors in offices, hotels, stores, offices or schools are suspended ceilings. Their large surface areas therefore have a real impact on whether the interior will be eco and how much waste will be created when the time comes to renovate. Suspended ceiling manufacturer Knauf Ceiling Solutions relies on panels that are 100% recyclable. These are panels from the HERADESIGN® line. They are made from only natural ingredients: wood wool, water and magnesite - a natural mineral. Therefore, after years of operation, they can, thanks to recycling, return to the production cycle again.

innowacyjne płyty i okładziny ścienne z linii HERADESIGN®

Innovative panels and wall coverings from the HERADESIGN® line.

© Knauf Ceiling Solutions

The solution decorates, but also improves acoustics. Their installation is possible not only on the ceiling, but also on the walls. In fact, the flexibility of the modules gives architects complete freedom. Under the ceiling, they can even plan colorful islands of panels or vertically hanging Baffles.

However, ecology does not have to have only natural colors. Manufacturers of interior solutions try to give a wide range of possibilities to designers. Therefore, most materials can be ordered in any color from the RAL palette.

innowacyjne płyty i okładziny ścienne z linii HERADESIGN®

Innovative panels and wall coverings from the HERADESIGN® line.

© Knauf Ceiling Solutions

The eco trend - including through less waste - has also entered restaurants. Managers in the gastro segment are working to reduce food waste. However, this is not enough. Interiors, too, should be decorated as environmentally and people-friendly. And this is where the problem arises, because how is a crowded restaurant or cafe supposed to be friendly? Noise, the buzz of conversation, laughter, bouncing sounds cause the so-called "social meeting effect" - a situation where talking people disturb each other, so they talk louder and louder, and eventually each of them almost shouts. The noise generated in such a situation can exceed as much as 90 dB, a serious threat to hearing. Designers therefore look for noise-absorbing materials: soft armchairs, division of rooms so that the hall is not one big open space, ornaments, decorations or HERADESIGN Creative wood wool coverings help.

innowacyjne płyty i okładziny ścienne z linii HERADESIGN®

innovative panels and wall coverings from the HERADESIGN® line.

© Knauf Ceiling Solutions

The natural wood fiber solution has another advantage - great durability. In ball impact tests at 85 km/h, the acoustic panels performed excellently. Their properties allow the panels to be installed without fear on walls in schools, sports halls and other public interiors exposed to high exploitation and flow of people.

innowacyjne płyty i okładziny ścienne z linii HERADESIGN®

innovative panels and wall coverings from the HERADESIGN® Line.

© Knauf Ceiling Solutions

In turn, the production technology also ensures high resistance to moisture. Magnesite protects wood cells from aging and deterioration due to fungi and microorganisms, and has hygroscopic properties. They can be installed even in rooms with a relative humidity of up to 90% - that is, for example, in swimming pools and spa areas.

Read more on the company's KNAUF CEILING SOLUTIONS Sp. z o.o. page on the A&B portal.

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