To maintain their aesthetic,1,200 square feet of LYRA PB Direct-Apply ceiling panels from Armstrong Ceiling Solutions were installed. When applied directly to a ceiling, the panels have a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) of 0.80, meaning they absorb 80% of the sound that strikes them. The panels were applied directly to the existing ceiling using an approved adhesive and installation took place in less than a day - the restaurant never had to close!
On-site acoustical testing confirmed the improvement. Prior to the panels, reverberation time in the space was 1.3 seconds. Following installation of the panels, it decreased to 0.8 seconds – a significant acoustical reduction of nearly 40%. This reduction in reverberation time resulted in a reduction of overall noise levels.