restaurant wall wiles cork insulation sound proof
Have you ever walked into a restaurant and then just wanted to walk out again? Not because of the smell, but because the place is just too noisy. Sometimes it’s just how things are. Why, because more often than not everyone is competing to be heard.
Unfortunately, hard surfaces such as drywall, windows, tile floors and metal ceilings tend to reflect sound. And all these sound waves bouncing back into a room creates a dense resonating ricochet. There goes a quiet meal. As a restaurateur, how can you create a dining experience that minimizes sound invasion and attract further customers?
Check out cork. This nature-made material works very well as a sound insulator; by dampening the noise that bounces off the walls and floors of your restaurant. Cork is currently being used in hospitals, churches, physical therapy centers, and libraries for this very quality. Check out the Zen Buddhist Temple in Toronto, where a cork floor has been in use since 2011. Adding cork to restaurants is but the next step in what cork can do.
How is cork able to do sound inhibition? Its very genetic structure. Cork is a natural material that by its own composition strives to outdo its competitors, especially the synthetics. Cork’s genetic structure looks like a honeycomb, with 30-40 million air-tight cells per cubic centimeter. This creates a barrier that on the floor or on the wall can absorb and disperse sound waves. In a restaurant noise will be reduced so meals will be quieter. No more raising your voice or shouting to be heard by your dining partner.
Another shining star on cork’s side is that unlike its synthetic counterparts, cork is 100% sustainable. The only part of the cork oak tree used, from which all cork products are derived, is its outer bark. Stripped once over decade or so, no tree is harmed or felled. With life spans upwards of 150 years, this give us a highly renewable resource that at cancork is also manufactured to retain its ‘green’ certificate. This means that our cork products are 100% recyclable and biodegradable too.
Why does Cancork Floor recommend cork for restaurants. Because this one material can do effective walling and flooring sound insulation. We specialize in cork and carry the cork products to get the job done. We not only distribute our cork products; we are also the importer and manufacturer. We know our cork so don’t hesitate to visit.
Our walling comes in different thicknesses so check it out to see what bests suits you. We suggest our 8mm cork tiles. These lovely creations can create walling that can cut sound by up to 12 decibels. Peruse the variety of colors and patterns we carry, we are positive there is one that will accentuate your décor, or get a little creative and mix and match for a one of a kind showpieace.
Then take a look at our cork flooring, available in thicknesses from 6mm up to 12mm. Our Fusion Cork Floating Floor line is perfect for high traffic areas such as restaurants. It’s tough enough to take on the wear and tear while still maintaining its beauty.
But that’s not all. We also have cork underlay, so if you want to go with another surface product, you will still have a great sound proofing material beneath the walling or flooring of your choice. Our underlay works beneath most traditional materials to inhibit sound transfer.