The Painted Burro
Soon after the popular watering hole, The Painted Burro, opened, they realized they had overlooked a major detail – the acoustics. Although the food and décor were great, guests could not even hold a comfortable conversation with their tablemates. Between an open kitchen, storefront windows, communal tables, and a bar area that featured hard surfaces like a concrete top and oversized mirror, noise was overtaking the dining experience. While the owners took the drastic measure of moving the entire bar, it wasn’t enough to lower the sound issues.
To help find a solution that would work for them, they called Sonic-Shield’s parent company New England Soundproofing. We lined the walls and ceiling with neutral-toned REVRB® panels, on which a local artist painted vibrant Mesoamerican caricatures. The owners also added sound absorption materials to the underside of every chair for inconspicuous additional help to the sound mitigation.
And the results? As Peggy Hernandez of The Boston Globe reports, “Customers have been raving about it since.” With the finish products installed and painted, customers, owner, and managers of the restaurant were very satisfied with the result, saying that "Guests appreciated the new artwork, and they didn't realize it was soundproofing."
REVRB® Acoustical Panels with custom graphics on restaurant walls
REVRB® Acoustical Panels with custom graphics
REVRB® Acoustical Panels with custom graphics installed on restaurant walls.
Get in touch with our acoustic experts today to develop an effective soundproofing solution.