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Restaurants06.20.19

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Acoustic sound panels in restaurants

In a restaurant, the customer experience is often just as important to your customers as the food. A pleasant ambiance helps customers feel relaxed and have fun, and will ultimately encourage them to come back. However, if your restaurant is too loud, it’s likely your customers will not have a great experience and will not return; they may even leave a bad review. Acoustic panels for sound absorption are an aesthetically pleasing way to ensure that your restaurant stays at a comfortable noise level.

Soundproofing vs. Sound Absorption

To begin, we have found that it is crucial to clarify a common misunderstanding many people have about soundproofing and sound absorption. Although these two concepts are often used interchangeably, they are actually two very different approaches. Soundproofing strategies are used to trap noise in a specific area (i.e. keep a noisy drummer’s banging within a room so as not to disturb neighbors) while sound absorption materials, on the other hand, actually absorb the sound in a designated area, lessening the echo and making it quieter within that room. It is extremely important to differentiate these two because it is much more difficult (and expensive) to soundproof a space especially after construction. On the other hand, sound absorption is much easier to accomplish and much more affordable.

Benefits of Sound Absorption

There are many benefits to installing sound absorption panels in your space. The first is that your customers will feel more comfortable, which will make them more likely to enjoy their food and drinks and return for multiple visits. Customers are even more likely to recommend a restaurant with good ambiance to their friends.

Sound absorption also makes it easier for your staff to provide good customer service. When the restaurant is too loud, they may not be able to hear the customers or each other, which can lead to mistakes. Good sound absorption between the dining room and the kitchen also means your culinary staff can work comfortably without having to worry about noise.

Sound Absorption Strategies

One of the biggest challenges for any restaurant is determining how to stop echo in your space. Sound panels prevent the noise from reverberating in the room, immediately making it feel quieter, but leaving enough noise for a pleasant ambiance. Sound panels can be placed on the ceilings or walls, and they can even be disguised as pieces of artwork. They can also be made in a variety of different colors and sizes to fit in with your restaurant’s existing architecture, so you don’t have to sacrifice style for good sound.

Contact Us

If you’re wondering, why is my restaurant too loud, then now is the perfect time to look into acoustic panels for sound absorption. Contact us today to learn more about our services – we will help you develop a custom plan for sound absorption in your restaurant.

Four Steps to Better Restaurant Acoustics:

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Measure Your
Room or Have Us Do It

Our specialists will let you know what measurements we need in order to make a customized plan. We can also come out and measure it for you!

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Submit Measurements

Email us the measurements and we’ll send over a plan with an estimate.

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Approve the Quote

If all looks good, approve the quote. If not, let us know how we can change it to fit your needs.

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Installation

Let our expert team complete installation so you can finally have a space that doesn’t echo!