Comments from Cafe Owner
I recently opened the cafe in Melbourne but I greatly underestimated the noise that would be generated when the cafe was busy. The cafe has a cement floor, cement walls and ceiling, when the cafe becomes busy the noise level would reach 100 db which is just short of the noise that would be generated at a rock concert.
I made a decision to install some acoustic insulation in order to bring the noise level down. After locating the Melfoam Acoustic soundproofing panels it was decided to do a 40% ceiling coverage at the front of the cafe where most of the customers would sit.
After installing these soundproofing panels, there was an immediate drop in the noise level. Weekends are our busy periods and it was just amazing the reduction in unwanted noise as a result of this acoustic insulation treatment.
To any person or business looking to reduce noise levels, I can 100% recommend the use of these soundproofing panels. They have a high degree of sound absorption and best of all they look great.
Comments from Cafe Staff
Coming to work after the soundproofing foam was installed, I was surprised at how much easier it was to hear customers and clearly understand them when I was taking being spoken to and taking orders.
Before the acoustic panels were installed I found the cafe noisy and difficult to work in when it became busy. Often at the end of a shift my ears would be ringing as a result of being exposed to loud noise for up to 8 hours. Now the cafe is great, the noise level is comfortable and it is a pleasure to work here. These sound absorption foam panels really work and I am happy the boss spent the money installing them.
Comments from Customers
This Melbourne cafe has the best food and coffee in our area. The biggest problem is that everybody else in the area thinks the food is also good so the cafe is often very busy.
Before these sound absorption panels were installed, the noise level in the cafe was just too loud so we would never stay for any length of time. One weekend we turned up for breakfast and we could not work out what was different. On speaking with the owner he informed us that he had installed some soundproofing foam to lower the noise level.
On looking up at the ceiling we could now see these really good looking acoustic panels which really add to the look and feel of the cafe.
We told the owner that these sound absorption panels had now given the cafe a great acoustic ambience and we would visit more often.