Loud Brewery? Get Noise Relief.

Today’s competitive market in the craft brewing industry has generated a plethora of beer choices for today’s consumer.    Old warehouse district buildings are gutted, refurbished, and today represent some of the most popular hot spots for the production and consumption of craft beers.   These spaces are filled with the kind of hard reflective surfaces that…

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Christmas Acoustics: Holiday Hosting in Comfort

Exposure to noise levels in social settings during the holidays can range from welcome celebration for the young, to deafening unwelcome noise to older generations.   Somewhere in between lies the need to be able to better control the acoustics within a social setting, a sanctuary, a restaurant, or any kind of multipurpose room capable of…

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A Case Study in Restaurant Acoustics

Harwood on Hudson is an upscale restaurant situated along the Hudson River in Greeenwich Village, New York.   Owner Bill Block reached out to NetWell Noise Control through their website, seeking help and guidance on resolving the noise issues his customers were experiencing in the dining room.   Mr. Block owns several eateries in New York, and…

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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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