Kitchen

A kitchen is primarily a working space. The work carried out there produces a lot of noise, heat and humidity. The hygienic demands are high, especially for a kitchen within a hospital. Cleanability has historically been achieved by using hard surfaced, sound reflecting materials.

Acoustics
  • Dishwashers and other cleaning equipment are often the noisiest equipment in professional kitchens. High performance acoustic ceilings are needed to create a work environment that will prevent damaged hearing.
Ecophon's suggestion
  • Reverberation time 0.5 s or less. Highest value 250 - 4000 Hz. 125 Hz: 20% higher value permitted. Corresponds to 90% of floor surface covered with Absorption Class A (according to EN ISO 11654).
    Cleanability
    • All surfaces, including the ceiling, should withstand frequent wet cleaning, sometimes with high pressure hosing. High pressure cleaning requires the ceiling panels to be clipped to the grid.
    Influence of climate
    • Most areas in the professional kitchen require ceiling systems that permit high relative humidity along with heavy soiling.
    Product recommendation
    • Ecophon Hygiene products have been tried and tested in environments that have a higher relative humidity than you find in most hospital rooms. The Ecophon Hygiene family of ceiling systems incorporate both ceiling tiles and grids and accessories that can be used in environments with a risk for a high relative humidity.

    Acoustics

    A well planned sound environment improves peoples ability to perform. Understanding of acoustics enables you to define the relevant descriptors to get the best end-result.

    Indoor climate

    The indoor environment has a major impact on people’s health. The building materials, the ventilation, the furnishing, the cleaning routines and the activities are factors that all influence the indoor climate.