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If you’ve ever tried to have a conversation in a noisy restaurant, you’re not alone.
Some level of noise is expected and acceptable while dining out, but a boisterous environment can ruin the experience for patrons, cause communication problems among employees and even cause physical discomfort such as headaches and fatigue.
Sound travels through and bounces off various materials, including walls, floors, ceilings and windows, which can contribute toward excessive noise levels in any restaurant environment. Whether you’re looking to provide a quieter, more relaxed dining experience for patrons, create a more intimate atmosphere or reduce your own headaches from all the noise, soundproofing is the way to achieve these goals.
DGI offers three distinct product lines to reduce restaurant echoes and absorb sound.
The panels do not require any specific pre-existing infrastructure, and your designs can range from corporate branding, text or logos to interior wall palette colors. Acousti-Print panels can even add branding to a wall or space. Primacoustic panels come in set sizes and can be applied to walls or ceilings to fit your space and like Acousti-print can be customized to match your color scheme and décor.
Sometimes you may have a tricky space that still needs a bit of help after the installation of acoustic treatments. In these types of situations, it’s important to measure and test the quality of your current acoustics in order to find a customizable solution that’s right for your space and needs.
Reverberation time is a measure of the time required for the sound to “fade away” in an enclosed area after the source of the sound has stopped. An RT60 sound test provides an objective reverberation time measurement.
Our experts can perform a RT60 sound test in order to provide a custom soundproofing product and material recommendation that’s right for your organization’s needs. You will receive a room acoustics report that will determine how to best mitigate your acoustic challenges.
Cambridge Sound Management sound masking technology produces ambient background noise that is engineered to match the frequency of human speech and is a cost-efficient way to reduce noise distractions. This technology can make your space seem quieter and more peaceful by raising the ambient noise level and making speech noise less distracting. While not often used in large or louder spaces, an area where privacy is valued can benefit from soundmasking solutions.
By following these best practices, you can create an environment that is conducive to relaxation, conversation and enjoyment for your guests.
Q: What type of spaces can benefit most from acoustic treatments?
A: The higher the ceilings and bigger the potential capacity, the more benefit you’ll see from treatments.
Q: How long will the installation process take, and will it cause any disruptions to our business operations?
A: Installation can be done any time to accommodate the hours of the business. Installations often take 1–2 days and can be done with minimal disruption.
Q: Can the soundproofing materials be easily maintained and cleaned?
A: Yes — most can be wiped clean with a wet cloth.
Q: Are there any additional steps or modifications that need to be taken to ensure the effectiveness of the soundproofing materials?
A: DGI works to ensure that once installed, there are minimal additional steps or modifications to ensure a successful solution.
Talented, experienced consultants like those at DGI can help you make the right choices for your restaurant or dining area. Whether you’re designing a new space or looking to enhance the ambiance of your current one, DGI can help. Contact us today for more information about our restaurant soundproofing solutions.