The designers of a new four star hotel at The Ageas Bowl Cricket Stadium have selected Schlüter-Systems, the market leader in essential tiling protection, to reduce sound transmission in the bathrooms of all 171 guest rooms.
The Hilton at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton, home of Hampshire County Cricket, opened in 2015 and will cater for thousands of guests every year, meaning its new facilities had to be of the highest quality and durability.
Schlüter®–DITRA-SOUND offers superior sound insulation, significantly reducing the sound transmission to adjoining rooms, making it an ideal product for hotels. Additionally the Schlüter®-DITRA range of mattings and membranes are designed to waterproof and protect tiled installations from lateral movement, cracked substrates and water penetration, the range also includes the unique underfloor heating system Schlüter®–DITRA-HEAT.
EPR Architects’ Nick Rayner, one of the team who designed the Hilton at The Ageas Bowl, said, “Schlüter-Systems is one of a select few companies which can provide the type of solutions for tile and stone needed for a premier establishment such as a new Hilton Hotel.
The diversity of their product and application ranges and vital consultancy service gives architects a host of support and advice that can be trusted when designing a large project such as this – from an architect’s point of view you have more freedom to create what you want.”
Schlüter®-DITRA-SOUND is a bonded impact sound insulation for tile coverings, made of a heavy polyethylene mat, which has an anchoring fleece laminated on both sides to bond with the tile or stone assembly. The impact sound reduction of 13 dB achieved by Schlüter®-DITRA-SOUND means as part of the assembly, it can contribute towards a 50% reduction in airborne sound.
Carl Stokes, Head of Marketing at Schlüter-Systems, said; “The Hilton at The Ageas Bowl is a prestigious new hotel in a grand setting, and we’re delighted that our products were specified and designed into the project; ensuring everyone from client, architect to hotel guest can sleep tight knowing Schlüter®-DITRA-SOUND is performing as expected.
As well as providing an acoustic reduction solution in all guest bathrooms, Schlüter®–DITRA-SOUND has also been used in the appropriate staff welfare and disabled access facilities.
Boasting stunning architecture and stylish design, the Hilton at The Ageas Bowl is incorporated into The Ageas Bowl Cricket Stadium, which plays host to England Internationals against the world’s greatest cricket teams, and also functions as a music venue.
Photo credit: Falconer Chester Hall Architects
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