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Recommendations for choosing a suspended ceiling for a cafe or restaurant

We bring to your attention the rating of suspended ceilings for catering establishments, compiled on the basis of our many years of experience.

Sometimes, for a person not associated with construction, the choice of a suspended ceiling can be a problem. What to choose - open cell ceiling (grilyato), linear strip ceiling, acoustic ceiling on T-grid system, or even fork out for a designer one? We decided to simplify this task by ranking suspended ceilings for catering establishments depending on the type of establishment. In this article, we will justify the choice of one or another type of suspended ceilings, give examples of KRAFT suspended ceilings in real restaurants and cafes, and also show examples of design solutions for suspended ceilings for catering establishments. So let's get started!

Catering establishments include restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, cafeterias, pizzerias, bistros, coffee houses, home bakeries, fast food restaurants, canteens, etc. And, as we can see, a fairly "variegated" company is selected. Indeed, in fact, it is impossible to give the same recommendations for a small coffee shop with a couple of tables, a conventional McDonalds and a gourmet restaurant. Therefore, we decided to divide all institutions into three groups:
1. Fast food restaurants.
2. Small bistros. For example, a coffee shop or a home bakery with 3-4 tables, where you can buy food both to take away and sit in the establishment.
3. Cafes or restaurants in our usual sense.

For each of these groups, we will identify the main factors that influence the choice of suspended ceilings and rank the recommended KRAFT suspended ceilings.

Designer suspended ceiling made of KRAFT cube rail

Suspended ceiling in fast food restaurants

Distinctive features: public spaces with free access. The flow of visitors is high. Visitors can spend 20-30 minutes to 1-2 hours indoors.

Key factors: acoustics, safety, cost.

Rating of suspended ceilings for fast food restaurants

What types of suspended ceilings are most suitable for fast food restaurants?

1. Acoustic ceilings on T-grid system KRAFT Fortis and KRAFT Nova

In fast food restaurants, visitors spend an average of 20-30 minutes. Accordingly, the flow of visitors reaches high values. Due to the high traffic, in such establishments it is quite noisy. Therefore, according to our experience, acoustic suspended ceilings based on T-grid system KRAFT Nova or KRAFT Fortis T-profiles are best suited for fast food restaurants.

The main advantages of suspended ceilings on the T-profile for fast food restaurants:
- Noise isolation. Acoustic panels perfectly dampen excessive noise;
- Maintenance of such a ceiling is not required;
- Access to communications. Provides easy access to communications located behind the ceiling;
- Fire safety - all types of KRAFT T-profiles are equipped with a fire compensator;
- Design. There are not many design options, but there are some. There are various mounting schemes using plates 600x600 mm, 1200x600 mm and 1200x1200 mm. KRAFT Fortis profiles are available in widths of 24 or 15 mm, and profiles can be ordered in any color according to the RAL scale, as well as with wood imitation;
- Lighting. For T-grid system ceilings, KRAFT has developed an economical KRAFT Led lighting system. It is easy to install and connect, gives a good level of illumination, is durable and economical;
- Price. Suspended ceilings on the KRAFT T-grid system are one of the most budgetary options for suspended ceilings. In terms of savings, this is especially important for chain restaurants.


Design of new school canteens in Ukraine. Photo: https://www.minregion.gov.ua/

2. Open cell ceiling (grilyato)

Of course, open cell ceiling grilyato is a universal suspended ceiling that meets all safety requirements for public spaces, and in principle can be installed anywhere. We would still put the acoustic comfort of visitors at the forefront in fast food restaurants. But the application for open cell ceiling grilyato can also be found - this is the area of kitchen and the issuance of orders. We recommend using the cassette open cell suspended ceiling grilyato GLK in this area. Compared to other types of grilyato, GLK grilyato is much more convenient to integrate, for example, hoods and other components. The same applies to the maintenance of overhead infrastructure - such a false ceiling is easily dismantled and assembled back without deforming parts.

3. Rail suspended ceilings: cubic and screen ceiling

Suspended ceilings made of KRAFT cube-shaped rail or plate-shaped rail in fast food restaurants can be used for decorative purposes, such as ceiling inserts on drop ceiling tiles or open cell ceiling grilyato.

Examples of suspended ceilings in fast food restaurants

The most illustrative example would be suspended ceilings based on the KRAFT Fortis T-grid system in McDonalds fast food restaurants.

Suspended ceiling in a small cafe-bistro

Distinctive features: public spaces with free access. The flow of visitors is average. Visitors can spend 10-15 to 30 minutes indoors.

Key factors: safety, design, cost.

Rating of suspended ceilings for a bistro cafe

What types of suspended ceilings are most suitable for small bistros?

1. Open cell ceiling grilyato

In small cafes, the main emphasis is on takeaway work. But at the same time, there are customers who want to sit in the establishment itself. Therefore, grilyato suspended ceilings are most suitable for such establishments as the main ceiling.

The main advantages of grilyato suspended ceilings for small bistros:
- Service. Maintenance of such a ceiling is not required;
- Access to communications. For open cell ceiling grilyato GLK, simply remove the cassette from the frame. For classic and pyramidal grilyato, you must carefully release the cassette from the locks;
- Fire safety. Comply with all fire safety standards - non-combustible, transparent for smoke removal and fire extinguishing systems. Grilyato GLK frame made of KRAFT Fortis T-profiles is equipped with fire compensators;
- Design. Combinations of open cell ceiling grilyato with different cells are possible (including grilyato "blinds" with a rectangular cell), as well as any colors according to the RAL scale + wood textures;
- Lighting. For all types of open cell ceiling grilyato it is possible to use the KRAFT G-Led lighting system, at the same time, the lamps can be placed anywhere on the ceiling. The KRAFT T-Led lighting system is additionally available for the GLK grilyato. Also, full-fledged KRAFT K-Led luminaires based on a cube-shaped rail can be used anywhere in the room;
- Price. Suspended ceilings grilyato are an average price segment. As a rule, bistro cafes are small premises, so buying a grilyato will not be critical for your budget.

Designer suspended ceiling made of pyramidal open cell ceiling grilyato KRAFT

2. Rail suspended ceilings: cubic and screen ceiling

Rail ceilings may serve well as a more expensive alternative to open cell ceiling grilyato. As a rule, the owners of small bistro cafes try to create a cozy atmosphere in the establishment in order to form a certain level of loyalty among their guests. In this case, you can use a cube-shaped rail as a decorative element, as an addition to grilyato ceilings, or as a full-fledged ceiling. The peculiarity of the rail is that it can be used both on the ceiling and on the walls. And the cube-shaped rail with a wood texture is indistinguishable in appearance from a real wooden batten, but surpasses it in performance.

3. Acoustic ceilings on T-grid system KRAFT Fortis and KRAFT Nova

There is no need for acoustic ceilings in a bistro cafe, as the room is usually not very large. In addition, there are not so many design options for suspended ceilings on a T-grid system, as in the case of an open cell ceiling grilyato or rail.

Examples of false ceilings in a bistro cafe

Suspended ceiling in a traditional cafe or restaurant

Distinctive features: public spaces with free access. The flow of visitors is small or medium. Visitors can spend 1 to 5-6 hours indoors.

Key factors: safety, design.

Rating of suspended ceilings for cafes and restaurants

What types of suspended ceilings are most suitable for traditional cafes or restaurants?

1. Rail suspended ceilings: cubic and screen ceiling

Guests come to a cafe or restaurant for a long time. Therefore, a lot of attention in such rooms is paid to the interior, so that guests feel comfortable, relaxed, so that they enjoy being in this space. As for suspended ceilings, without a doubt, rail ceilings can be put in the first place. Ceilings from a cube-shaped or plate-shaped rail provide endless opportunities for creativity and creating an unusual, memorable interior.

The main advantages of rail suspended ceilings for cafes and restaurants:
- Service. Maintenance of such a ceiling is not required;
- Access to communications. The rail is easily snapped into the locks of the universal traverse and is just as easily dismantled to provide access to communications;
- Fire safety. Comply with all fire safety standards - non-combustible, transparent for smoke removal and fire extinguishing systems;
- Design. Hundreds of combinations of rail ceilings will provide a unique design for your room. Examples and developments of the KRAFT design department can be viewed at the link >>>
- Lighting. With any slatted ceiling, it is possible to use KRAFT G-Led lighting systems and full-fledged luminaires based on the KRAFT K-Led cube-shaped rail;
- Price. Among all types of suspended ceilings, rail ceilings are not the most budget option. But the possibilities of their application compensates for all costs.

Designer suspended ceiling made of KRAFT cube rail

2. Open cell suspended  ceiling grilyato and ceilings on T-grid system

Other types of KRAFT suspended ceilings for cafes and restaurants can be placed in office premises.

Examples of suspended ceilings in cafes and restaurants

Restaurant "Chagari", hall №1

Restaurant "Chagari", hall №2

Restaurant

Food court SEC "Karavan"

Examples of designer suspended ceilings in cafes and restaurants

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