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When designing any interior space, acoustical performance is an important factor in every material that is chosen. Recently, Fritztile by Expanko's terrazzo tiles were tested for acoustical values and boasted scores higher than many of the most common "quiet" flooring options. Fritztile, brought to you by the StonCor Group, features a unique combination of beauty, hard surface performance and high acoustical ratings. 

Fritztile was tested for sound transmission, in accordance with ASTM-E 492-90, which covers the laboratory measurement of impact sound transmission of floor-ceiling assemblies using a standardized tapping machine. Fritztile received a remarkable 54 dB rating, a higher rating than recycled rubber flooring (Expanko's Reztec, 36 dB), and the same rating as half inch homogenous cork flooring (Expanko's Heirloom, 54 dB). 

Fritztile's impact insulation was also tested, according to ASTM E490-02, which covers the laboratory measurement of airborne sound transmission loss of building partitions such as walls of all kinds, operable partitions, floor-ceiling assemblies, doors, windows, roofs, panels, and other space-dividing elements. Fritztile received a rating of 43 dB, significantly outscoring both recycled rubber (Expanko's Reztec, 8dB) and cork/rubber flooring (Expanko's XCR4, 36 dB).

Fritztile Flexible Terrazzo Tiles offer a unique alternative to poured-in place terrazzo and other hard surface floors. Fritztile is not only affordable, but offers an industry leading life-cycle cost, FloorScore certification, high recycled content, Class 1 Fire rating and a quiet, durable floor that will be beautiful throughout the lifetime of the structure. The custom color capabilities of Fritztile make the design possibilities with the product truly endless.

For more information about Fritztile, visit www.fritztile.ca or contact StonCor Group Canada at 800.263.3112.

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