Managing noise levels
A buzz of activity in a restaurant is usually a good thing, but too much and it could negatively influence the guest experience. The negative effects of noise in restaurants and cafés could lead to:
- Higher levels of irritation, resulting in more complaints from guests.
- An unhealthy work environment for servers and kitchen staff.
- Reduced visitors if the experience is not enjoyable.
Research also shows that appeal increases for dishes in environments that maintain a noise level of between 45dB and 55dB. On the opposite end of the spectrum, any noise that exceeds 75dB in a restaurant can negatively influence the taste and perception of food. Ultimately, this means that optimised indoor acoustics can help increase sales by changing the perception of patrons who visit the establishment.
When starting a restaurant remodel project, owners and contractors need to consider the physical layout of the establishment and use acoustic insulation in their interior design. This is especially true when the business operates a separate bar area and dining room. Preventing boisterous noise from one area of impacting the dining experience is possible in multiple ways.
Firstly, using Rockfon acoustics ceiling tiles or wall panels is an easy way to reduce noise without breaking the bank. ROCKWOOL insulation could also be installed inside walls, floors, and ceilings to reduce noise travelling between rooms, while at the same time improving the indoor comfort and thermal performance.