Solving Noise & Saving Money

Got Noise?   Solve it & Save. Rooms that fill with excessive echoes include restaurants, gymnasium, sanctuaries, fellowship halls, daycare centers, cafeterias, multipurpose rooms, offices, conference rooms, band rooms, and more.   The echoes from noise reflecting off perimeter surfaces in the room combine to build unwelcome levels of background noise.   As a result, the room is…

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Why Are Restaurants So Loud?

Architects, Designers, Builders and Restaurant Owners combine to target wipe-able, cleanable, decorative surfaces in their restaurant projects.   These surfaces can include brick, block, wood, glass, tin, marble, granite, stone and metal.  On average, these surfaces combine to absorb an average of 5% of the sound wave reflections inside the restaurant space.   That leaves the dead…

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Cafeteria Noise. How to Lower It.

Cafeteria’s fill with noise as crowds gather and voices begin to carry.   Cafeteria’s need to have hard, cleanable surfaces, which in turn means those surfaces will also combine to reflect and scatter echoes rather than absorb them.   As a result, echoes carry, background noise builds, and conversation over tables spikes as communication becomes strained.   If…

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Why Acoustic Foam is Bad for Restaurants

Loud noisy restaurants drive repeat business away and threaten the long term success to the restaurant owner.  Once a restaurant gets tagged as being too “noisy”, the stigma is hard to shake.   Smart restaurant owners will take steps to lower the excessive levels of noise, protecting their customers, and their long term success to their…

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Acoustic Art Panels

For many years the idea of placing wall or ceiling mounted sound panels in upscale commercial spaces would be frowned upon.   We’ve all been in beautiful restaurants filled with excessive noise, but that noise was not discovered until AFTER the architect designed the space for beauty and functionality.   Placing generic cloth colored sound panels into…

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How to Soundproof a Noisy Bar

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013 Take your favorite local night spot, bar, pub or libation station and fill it with a gathering crowd at happy hour.   As the drinks are poured, the voices get louder, and the space is soon filled with excessive noise.   People strain to hold conversations, the regulars continue to shuffle in, but the…

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Ceiling Clouds Reduce Room Noise

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2013 Sound panels that float mechanically from a ceiling are called Ceiling Clouds.   In a room filled with excessive noise, these Ceiling Clouds are designed to capture the unwelcome echoes within the room, which in turn lowers the level of ambient background noise.   Those who target a Ceiling Cloud soundproofing treatment will enjoy the…

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How to Control Restaurant Noise

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2013 As crowds gather in busy restaurants, owners are left wondering what to do about the noise.   People’s voices begin to carry, as the hard reflective surfaces continue to bounce echoes throughout the space and spike the decibel levels.   Conversations grow strained, threatening the repeat business.   As the baby boom population continues…

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