Is Your Restaurant Noisy?
Fear not we can help
Acoustic treatment of the dining area is the starting point for any restaurant and can most easily be undertaken during the building of a restaurant or during refurbishments. Our advice is to involve an acoustician right from the start and to think about the kind of environment you want to create. In particular, the ceiling and the floor: these are large surface areas that have a massive effect on the way a space sounds.
Structure and shape of the restaurant area can have considerable impact. “Modern restaurant design tends toward minimalism with smooth clean surfaces and lines in rectangular shaped rooms with low ceilings. This is often the worst possible design for controlling sound: smooth, parallel walls, hard, undressed tables and glass reflect sound and increase reverberation times. There is often little, or no, soft furnishing to absorb the sound and uncarpeted floors mean there is a reflective surface parallel to the ceiling as well as increased noise from furniture being moved across hard surfaces and footfall noise. Fortunately, there are some steps that can be taken to control sound reflection, such as breaking flat surfaces with three-dimensional features, avoiding parallel walls, and installing acoustic panels on walls and ceilings.
Sound-absorbing materials can also be applied to flat surfaces; some of which are available as invisible acoustic treatments. We supply a range of acoustic decorative finishes that can be stretched or trowelled to produce any surface finish from completely smooth to highly textured. Unless you have a particularly tall and narrow space, it is usually only necessary to apply the acoustic finishes to the ceiling, which also prevents damage to them. These products are highly effective but do require specialist installation and application.
The Full Colour collection represents an assortment of hand-selected colours, available on acoustic panels for wall applications.
Quiet Interiors panels are comprised of absorbent backing contributing to both the acoustic performance of the panel, as well as the smooth surface finish.
The extraordinarily fine and smooth groove-free surfaces of our acoustic and thermal-acoustic systems create a room climate that is very pleasant in terms of both, aesthetics and acoustics. Consequently, they offer a very broad application spectrum: in private residential spaces, large halls and public buildings.
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