Picture an elegant, award-winning country club formal dining room in south Florida – an array of windows providing a breathtaking view of three championship golf courses. Now picture this dining room filled to capacity with 300 guests for Sunday brunch or a special function – conversing at high decibel levels to compensate for sound reflection off windows and hardwood floors, straining to hear each other over the clatter of dishes.
When remodeling 6,000 square feet of clubhouse dining areas and lobby, The Fountains Country Club in Lake Worth, Florida carefully considered these appearance and acoustic issues. The solution: Sonex® Contour Ceiling Tiles. The Fountains Country Club, a private 900-member golf and tennis club within a gated community, “definitely needed a ceiling product that had an elegant appearance,” said Director Leslie Karen. Her other concern was acoustic control – reducing noise levels. Leslie Karen stated that she was concerned that the older member population might have difficulty clearly hearing each other in a large dining room full of windows. Excess noise was a potential problem that they wanted to be proactive about preventing.
The club looked at various acoustic tiles and fabric ceiling coverings, but none came close to the distinctive elegance and noise reduction characteristics of Sonex® Contour Acoustic Ceiling Tiles. “This new ceiling dresses up our award-winning formal dining room beautifully, and our members are very complimentary about it.” said Leslie. Sonex® Contour Acoustic Ceiling Tiles are available in 14 different designs and 4 standard colors that can be used alone or mixed and matched to create unique patterns. The Fountains’ formal dining room, Grille Room dining area and lobby included two different patterns to create a design unique for the facility.
Sonex® Contour Acoustic Ceiling Tiles have a backer board for stability and are easy to install in drop-in grid systems. Noise reduction coefficients (NRCs) range from 0.95 to 1.20. Ideal for both new construction and retrofitting – Sonex® Contour Acoustic Ceiling Tiles are appropriate for many environments, including ballrooms, meeting facilities, conference and board rooms, offices, entertainment facilities, call centers and customer service departments, lobbies and entryways. Sonex® Contour Acoustic Ceiling Tiles offers a unique marriage of form and function – designer appearance and unparalleled acoustical control – both of which are critical in high visibility, high-traffic spaces.