Kathy Palimore | Acoustical Solutions

Kathy Palimore

Acoustical Sales Consultant

800-782-5742 Ext. 116

Message Kathy

  • Virginia

Pearl Raw Bar


Acoustical Solutions helps to resolve an oppressive level of noise at the Pearl Raw Bar restaurant, located in Richmond, Virginia. The servers and patrons were experiencing a heavy sound level. It was difficult to communicate. Due to all the hard surfaces, the cacophony of sound was almost unbearable. They desperately needed a solution to resolve this problem.

Application Introduction:

The Pearl Raw Bar provides service in the fan district in Richmond. This area has a dense, diverse population. They are amid numerous other restaurants. They offer a variety of seafood specialties. This includes local oysters, shrimp and crab legs. The room décor offers a classic oyster bar feel. Sky lights adorn their larger dining room. The walls are lined with exposed brick. Two garage doors provide natural light and open to the exterior. To address the acoustics while maintaining the design, the solution would need to install direct to the ceiling.

Treatment Provided:

Acoustical Solutions installation team mounted a series of two-inch-thick fabric wrapped panels. These panels were installed direct to the ceiling. This puts them above the fire sprinklers and between the sky lights. The panels absorb noise and lessen reverberation. As a result, the overall noise level is lowered. Speech intelligibility is improved. Panels are available in any size up to 4’x10′, and you can choose from a wide range of fabric colors. The Guilford FR701 – Coin to blends well into the room’s color scheme. Construction adhesive, along with decorative screws and washers, hold the panels in place.


AlphaSorb® Ceiling Mount Panels with square edges in Guilford of Maine FR701 – Coin

  • (2) 2’x4′
  • (2) 4’x4′
  • (1) 4’x8′
  • (2) 4’x40″
  • (2) 3’x40″


The sound absorbing panels allow customers to enjoy their dining experience. The atmosphere is calm and comfortable. Conversations are now easy to understand. Since the material is not on the walls, customers don’t even notice the room has acoustical treatment. The Pearl Raw Bar now has a dining space that will continually contribute to their success.