Ceiling Design for Restaurants May Range from Traditional Drop Ceiling Grids to Curved Metal Panels to Acoustic Ceiling Islands and Baffles
Restaurant ceiling design involves many factors including aesthetics, noise control, fire safety and humidity resistance, energy-efficiency and natural light, mould and mildew resistance, eco-friendly materials and durability.
Visual appeal and acoustic performance of restaurant ceiling panels create ambiance.
While aesthetics are key, performance is typically the priority in designing restaurant interiors, commercial kitchens, and food preparation areas.
Suspended acoustic ceiling solutions for restaurants are evolving beyond the highly successful drop ceiling grid and tile format. They are changing shapes, hiding their gridlines and adding curves and colours. They are even leaving floating like clouds above the restaurant guests. Whether multi-functional or monolithic, minimalist or inspired by nature, restaurant ceiling ceilings designs are pushing the boundaries of aesthetic creativity and acoustic control.
High-performing, sound-absorptive restaurant ceiling panels can cost-effectively improve the acoustic and visual experience for restaurant dining room interiors. A recent survey showed that 90 percent of visitors said that background noise was the biggest problem they faced when eating out.1
Optimizing acoustics in restaurants result in spaces where we actually can enjoy our meal and converse without having to shout to each other. For busy restaurants with high volumes of visitors, very high sound absorption is essential. In any restaurant where guests want to be heard and understood, the right ceiling panel can make a big difference.
Restaurant ceiling panels also improve the visual experience by covering exposed ducts and pipes. Panels with light reflection qualities improve a restaurant dining room’s aesthetics and ambiance. Using different colours and styles in ceiling design for restaurants can create a signature, brand look for a restaurant interior.