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noise and vibration

noise and vibration



Installing a performance floor for either gynasiums, dance studios or sports halls can be an issue on solid concrete or very stiff floors.

Solid concrete and stiff floors provide many technical issues when installing a recreational performance flooring.

In Birmingham UK, Armadillo NV were approached by the Royal Ballet to develop an isolation solution for their dance floor. Rebound, noise reduction, damping and shock absorbing were all evaluated and tested the the University of Loughborough. The conclusion was the product, Armadillo DFP15, was installed in a grid formation to support a lattice work of pine wood spas  to which a plywood deck can be attached prior to the finished flooring surface. Even better the pads were manufactured by Aramadillo NV incorporating self adhesive backing for speedy installation with the minimal disruption to the Royal Ballet.


Comprising of a granular construction the pads offer a very wide load tolerance therefore the distribution of the pads is not as critical as many other isolation systems. Giving excellent long term, creep free performance the pads are an ideal fit and forget solution to this vital part of a sports/recreational facility design.

  • Balanced damping for optimum performance
  • Long term creep is less than 3% of original thickness.
  • Offers a very wide performance load capacity giving freedom for positioning on installation.
  • Retains its properties under extreme temporary loading conditions.

Common Applications

  • Dance Floors.
  • Cinema Flooring.
  • Gymnasium Floors.
  • Sports Halls and Courts.

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