Improving acoustics in the hospitality industry

What's the problem?Horeca akoestiek
The problem of reverberation (also experienced as a short echo) is caused by the frequent use of hard materials in the interior. In many catering establishments such as restaurants, cafes, discotheques and clubs, the acoustics are poor. Poor acoustics in this industry are particularly bad for business. Visitors experience poor intelligibility at the table, do not feel comfortable and miss an intimate atmosphere that is part of a night out, a return visit to the occasion is quickly lost. An investment in improving room acoustics therefore pays for itself.

What is the solution?
In short: apply sufficiently soft or Absorbent, materials to hard reflective surfaces. There are various products and materials to make the acoustic climate pleasant. 

Products for walls
To reduce reflections from the walls, you can use Soundstone ceiling panels and various Flamex and Akotherm products.Covering one wall in your room for a third often already gives a special result.

Products for ceiling
To reduce reflections from the ceiling, especially in high spaces, you can think of products (materials) such as ceiling islands from Soundstone System ceiling panels and various designs from the Flamex product range.  

What do I need to improve the acoustics?
When applying 60% of the floor area to acoustic products in your business, the improvement can be called reasonable to good (example:   100 m² floor area, add at least 25 to 30 m² absorption surface). In practice, however, it appears that a percentage of 25 to 30% already gives a considerable improvement. We therefore recommend tackling the problem in one or two phases.

Under tables?
The application of sticking absorption material under tables is particularly moderate. This only has some effect if there are many and large tables and there is a lot of reflection of sound via the (hard) floor. A good approach is to mount absorption materials and products on walls and/or the ceiling. Do not concentrate in one place but spread it throughout the business.

Below you will find the products for improving the acoustics in your room

  1. Flamex Edge Acoustic Foam Panel
    Flamex Edge
    Acoustic Foam Panel
    • Reduces reverberation in a room
    • For wall and ceiling
    • Decorative edge of 45°

    Starting at £14.60

    (incl. tax)
  2. Soundstone
    Acoustic ceiling panel
    • White fibreglass coating
    • Suitable for suspended ceilings
    • Easy to customize

    Starting at £15.37

    (incl. tax)
  3. Akotherm Basic D40 Geluidsabsorberende isolatie
    Akotherm Basic D40
    Sound -absorbent insulation
    • Polyester wool
    • Sound-absorbing, thermal insulating filling
    • Alternative to mineral wool types

    Starting at £16.86

    (incl. tax)
  4. Akotherm GG wit
    Akotherm SF
    Sound absorbing panel
    • High density of 40kg/m³
    • Double sided extra smooth finish
    • For indoor and outdoor

    Starting at £19.55

    (incl. tax)
  5. Flamex Pyramid applied in a living room
    Flamex Pyramid
    Absorbent foam panel
    • Reduces reverberation in a room
    • For wall or ceiling 
    • Decorative design

    Starting at £25.06

    (incl. tax)

Project guidance 
If you need help choosing products and applying them, we can help you. Contact us via the Contact page. If you contact us via email or the contactpage include at least three photos of the room to us.