Excessive noise levels are the number complaint restaurant and cafes receive when reviewed online. Problems with excessive reverberation can literally be the difference between success or failure. Often in the initial design of a new cafe or eatery design and aesthetics takes precedence over possible acoustic problems. Once the cafe or restaurant opens and patrons begin to complain is often the stage when acoustic problems are addressed. Ideally acoustic treatment should be part of the design stage, not a panicked afterthought!
The most popular and practical acoustic panels for cafes and restaurants is the MP700/40. It is cost effective, high fire rated, low VOC and completely odour free, and important consideration around food. It is lightweight and easy to retrofit. It can easily be done DIY, simply using water based builders adhesive. In most spaces it is recommended to treat between 40 and 50% of the ceiling.
Also, all of our panels feature the “Staple T”channel which allows quick and easy installation with a staple gun. A simple but very handy innovation, and in many cases a great alternative to adhesive. HA600-75 Information / Installation video