Improving acoustics in a canteen
In a canteen, the acoustics are very important for experiencing a good moment of rest. A busy canteen with reverberation creates an annoying noise level. This leads to restlessness and, ultimately, fatigue in people. Coming back to your workplace more tired after a sandwich in the canteen is not what you want to achieve with a break. Acoustic challenge:
- Low reverberation
- Better speech intelligibility
- Lower noise levels: lombard effect
- More peace and relaxation
Improving acoustics in 5 steps
EASY Noise Control is a specialist in acoustics and sound insulation
Step 1: Explanation and preliminary discussion
Our acoustic consultants will look at the problem together with you on site. You will receive a brief explanation of how we work and, if desired, a more detailed description of the noise problems in your specific situation.
Step 2: Acoustic measurement of the rooms
If necessary, an acoustic measurement takes place in each individual room. A measurement consists of the positioning of a so called sound meter. After that, some shots are fired with an alarm pistol, which measures the so-called reverberation time. Such a measurement takes approx. 10 minutes and takes place without any employees present.
Step 3: Find solutions in the Acoustic Advisor
We enter the measurement data into our software package, which we developed in-house, and we take a close look at each room to find out which solutions are best for you. You will see the effect of the proposed solutions after evaluation and can ask any open questions to us. Since aesthetics also play an important role, our consultant has enough samples with him so that you don't have to base your choice on just one online picture.
Step 4: Reporting and quotation
You will receive our measurement report almost immediately after our visit, so that you can think about it or discuss it with a colleague in peace. You will also receive an offer from us, if required, including delivery and installation of the solution.
Step 5: Follow-up
We would be happy to keep in touch with you. If you want to adjust something, we would be happy to process it for you, so that you always know how the intended solution has an acoustic effect.
What is the advantage of good acoustics in a canteen?
In canteens, floors are often hard for hygienic reasons and this also applies to the furniture. Too many hard materials create reverberation. In addition, it is often busy: the more people talk, the higher the noise level becomes. These factors together lead to poor acoustics. The reason to have the acoustics in order:
By adding absorption, the reverberation in the room is reduced and this ensures better sound quality and increased intelligibility.
Noise in the canteen is bad for your mood. A good acoustic environment produces less fatigue and less stress.
More focus and energy
With good acoustics you have less trouble with environmental incentives. It takes less energy for your brain to concentrate on the conversations. You go back to your workplace with more energy.
The best-selling solutions
For good acoustics in a canteen
The acoustic solution must be aesthetically compatible with the layout of the canteen and comply with modern requirements such as fire safety and hygiene. When it comes to acoustic applications, there is a wide range of both striking and unobtrusive solutions to choose from. Canteens often look for additional soothing properties. This can be done, for example, by printing nature photos on the EASYphoto acoustic wall panel.
- EASYphoto wall panels
- EASYceiling elements
- EASYultra wall panels