Ecophon acoustic ceiling tiles from Gyprock installed at a restaurant in Melbourne have improved the acoustics of the dining environment significantly.  

Many restaurants, especially those with minimalist interior design components such as exposed concrete floors and bare furnishing struggle to provide a welcoming environment where patrons can dine and converse easily.  

In too many cases, it’s the atmosphere that loses out, as patrons struggle to hear themselves think or talk above the ever increasing noise reverberation.  

One restaurant that has successfully overcome this challenge is Baldovino’s, a family run café and restaurant in Melbourne. Owned by Jim Bakos and Mark Averte, the restaurant has a minimalist design with polished concrete flooring and a combination of glass and plasterboard walls.  

At full capacity, the acoustics in the restaurant was insufficient and detracted from the full dining effect that was originally envisaged and desired.  

Gyprock came up with the perfect solution for their problem.  

Gyprock specified Ecophon Focus F panels as they could be directly fixed to battens, plasterboard or concrete soffits. Additionally, the acoustic panels created a smooth appearance that meant they did not have to completely re-sheet the 40m² ceiling.  

Plasterer Paul Lockyear from Box Plastering has installed Ecophon before but was still impressed with the immediate acoustic results in the dining room. The owners are equally impressed with the immediate results.   

Ecophon Focus F acoustic panels have a tongue and groove edge, which allows good alignment on installation while the bevelled edges create a narrow groove between each tile.  

The acoustic panels are designed to be installed directly with screws and adhesive, and are non mountable. A suspended ceiling framing system is not required for installation, which ensures there is no loss of ceiling height.  

Ecophon acoustic tiles are manufactured from high density glasswool.