Improving acoustics in a restaurant
In restaurants, acoustics play a very important role. With good acoustics, people hear each other better and they don't have to raise their voices. Guests become less tired and are better able to concentrate on the conversation. It also reduces the overall noise level and creates a more peaceful atmosphere. Acoustic improvements lead to:
Better speech intelligibility
Lower noise levels
Advantages of good acoustics
In a restaurant
At a restaurant a lot of people are sitting in a rather small space. This makes it very important to take sufficient acoustic measures. The following acoustic challenges play a role:
Good acoustics make it easier to understand each other and people at the same table can communicate without raising their voices.
Lower sound levels
By improving the acoustics, the sound level in the entire room decreases. As a result, there is more peace and quiet and concentration increases.
By reducing the reverberation in the room, sound spreads less quickly and the perception of sound in the room is pleasant.
More and more customers complain about restaurants and cafes with poor acoustics. Good acoustics lead to more fun and thus better reviews.
The most popular solutions
For good acoustics in a restaurant
In a restaurant, in addition to the acoustics, the aesthetics of the room also play an important role. When it comes to acoustic applications, we have a wide range of both striking and unobtrusive solutions to choose from. For example, the acoustic solution can disappear into the current interior or give the restaurant more character.
EASYphoto wall panel
In many restaurants there is something called ''the cocktail party effect''. This effect causes people to raise their voices to make themselves understood. The result is that the people at the next tabel will do the same thing and as a result people will start shouting at each other.
The cocktail party effect significantly increases the sound level in the room. This can be solved by improving the acoustics. This should preferably be done as close to the customers as possible, for example by applying acoustic solutions directly above the tables. Sound is then dampened as much as possible at the source and spreads less quickly in the room.
Examples of improved acoustics in restaurants
EASY Noise Control carries out around 500 projects every year, including a large number of projects at restaurants. View some examples of projects at restaurants here:
In this grand café-restaurant, we installed long acoustic ceiling panels. This solution has resulted in less reverberation, making the acoustics in the room pleasant again for both employees and guests.Read more
Design and acoustics at Dekker Zoetermeer
Dekker Zoetermeer facilitates, among other things, various recreational sports and restaurants. In addition, it has several halls for business and events.Read more
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Thomas van Hulst