Food & Beverage

Small Restaurant

Dining rooms can be excessively loud and uncomfortable places that are impossible to hold a conversation. The ‘liveliness and excitement’ that the restauranteur may wish to promote is at odds with those that wish to enjoy a relaxing evening. Many small restaurants are converted older homes or simple rectangular rooms.  They feature highly reflective wall.


Cafeterias are large, cavernous spaces that are usually made from highly reflective cinderblock or gypsum board walls, have easy-to-clean tile or surfaced concrete floors, are surrounded by windows and more often than not, hard board or steel ceilings. In order to maximize their use, they are often considered multi-function rooms that are used for lunch.

Night Club

Night clubs and bars are notoriously troublesome when it comes to communicating between patrons and employees. Hard reflective surfaces such as mirrors, windows, tile flooring, metal roofs and gypsum walls reflect sound energy back into the room as there is no escape for the energy. As the ambient noise levels increase, the patrons get louder.


One of the biggest complaints with restaurants today is the ever increasing noise level. This was highlighted in a recent Zagat survey where patrons rated ambient noise as the #2 complaint after service. Hard surfaces such as gypsum walls, windows, tile floors and metal ceilings reflect the sound of voices, background music and production noise.

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