Desso Masters

Desso Masters

Inspired by the company vision to create environmentally responsible products that contribute to health and wellbeing, Desso has developed a unique range of 'Master' carpets.


Each of them addresses key social and environmental problems, provides practical solutions and thus add real value. Putting people's health and wellbeing at the heart of our mission has meant creating Master products that make a difference to people's lives. 

DESSO AirMaster®
Across all our customer sectors (office, healthcare, education) the importance of having cleaner indoor air cannot be overstated. It helps to reduce health problems relating to the lungs and vascular system including the rising problem of asthma. In this way, the carpet you install can actually help to reduce sickness absenteeism, improve productivity at work and learning in education as well as secure a healthier and safer environment for staff and patients in healthcare.

Desso is providing architects and interior designers with the 'best of both worlds' with the extension of its patented  DESSO AirMaster® carpet tile collection through AirMaster® - Elements and  Blend. These new product ranges offer a wider variety of stunning patterns and textures - with all the great functionality of the original DESSO AirMaster® range. 

DESSO AirMaster® is 8 times more effective in capturing and retaining fine dust than smooth flooring solutions and 4 times more effective than standard carpet solutions1).

Whether it is in the office, the classroom, retail outlets, airport lounges or healthcare environments, DESSO AirMaster® offers an outstanding flooring solution to drastically improve indoor air quality. 

DESSO SoundMaster®
In the same environments, sound can be a major impediment to health and wellbeing. Students might not be able to hear their teachers effectively; office workers may not be able to concentrate well or collaborate in open plan spaces; and patients may find the bad acoustics stressful, hampering their recovery times. To deal with this problem we launched DESSO SoundMaster®, which controls sound by insulation and absorption, reducing the unwanted noise.

DESSO SoundMaster® offers an impact sound insulation value (ΔLw) up to +15 dB above the standard value2), thereby setting a new industry standard in carpet performance.

DESSO SoundMaster® achieves an improvement in sound absorption performance up to +0.15 (αw)10)2, equivalent to up to +100% improvement in comparison to standard carpet designs (αwvalue between 0.15 and 0.20)3

On top of its expertly designed functionality, the SoundMaster® backing is a clear example of up-cycling with its 80% recycled content from used PET bottles.

1) Based on tests performed by GUI, with DESSO AirMaster® versus a standard smooth floor and versus standard structured loop  pile carpet (median values)

2) Tests performed at SWA (Schall- und Wämemessstelle Aachen GmbH) - Institut fuer schalltechnische und wärmetechnische Prüfungen-Beratung-Planung

3) To compare: other flooring solutions (non-carpet) generally give a value between 0.05 and 0.10.

4) Data based on calculations made with DIALux software, based on closed cell office without furniture and without windows. The results depend on the size of the room, the height of the ceiling, the amount of light coming in from outside and the general nature of the surroundings.

¨DESSO AirMaster® is 8 times more effectivein capturing and retaining fine dust than smooth flooring solutions (PM10) and 4 times more effectivethan standard carpet solutions (PM10).