The BowlFLOOR range has been developed from our successful Cinema acoustic isolation solutions, one of the most challenging acoustic environments.
Farrat has pioneered the acoustic isolation of bowling floors. Our understanding of the unique challenge of three widely varying load profiles across a bowling lane (approach, lanes, pinsetter) combined with the very low-frequency vibrational energy induced by a bowling ball impact has resulted in our bespoke engineering solution. This has taken several years of research and development which is now being adopted by developers in the leisure sector building multi-purpose entertainment venues including some of the key players including; Hollywood Bowl, Superbowl, Yalla! Bowling and QubicaAMF.
Key considerations when preparing a bowling alley floor include:
Sound insulation: To minimise the transmission of sound to other areas, the floor should be designed to provide adequate sound insulation.
Sound absorption: The floor should have a degree of sound absorption to reduce the amount of sound that is reflected back into the space. Materials with high acoustic absorption should be used to achieve this.
Impact noise reduction: The impact noise from the ball hitting the floor can be significant, and measures should be taken to reduce it. A floor system with shock-absorbing properties can reduce impact noise levels.
Airborne noise reduction: The sound of the ball rolling and striking the pins can also cause airborne noise, and the floor should be designed to minimise this. A smooth and level floor with a high coefficient of friction can reduce the amount of noise generated.
Sealing of joints and gaps: The floor should be sealed at all joints and gaps to prevent sound from leaking out of the bowling alley.
Sound measurement: During construction, sound measurements should be taken to ensure that the acoustic performance of the floor meets the desired specifications.
By considering these acoustic considerations, you can create a more comfortable and enjoyable environment for bowlers and reduce the impact of noise on the surrounding area.