Bars & Restaurants
“Restaurants are louder than ever. All that racket impacts more than dinnertime conversation.” – Indy Star
Even here in Auralex’s hometown of Indianapolis restaurants and restaurant-goers have noticed the trend of noisy eateries. According to an article by Indianapolis’ local paper Indy Star’s has this to say: “Complaints about noisy restaurants started rising about a decade ago as fine dining’s tablecloths, carpeting and soft music succumbed to striped-down, urban industrial atmospheres where blaring tunes and bar dining are usually de rigueur.” As the number of Millennials (people born from approximately 1977-1995) has recently surpassed Baby Boomers as the current largest living generation restaurants have tried their best to attract them with loud, exciting spaces. But the article goes on further to suggest that a larger group of customers’ tastes are changing, possibly even a sizable amount of the younger generations.
“…But I Want to Maintain a Lively Atmosphere!” Sound Control ≠ Silence!
We hear arguments like this quite frequently. It is important to note that there is a world of difference between creating a pleasing environment where people can talk without shouting and an acoustically isolated vocal booth. Adding absorption to your ceiling and/or walls will NOT silence your space. When acoustical panels are properly placed, and evenly spread out the space will gain a more controlled, natural sound.
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