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Acoustical Insulation for Coffeehouses and Cafés


Key Elements

In bustling coffee shops, noise levels can often hinder the customer experience, making it difficult for patrons to relax or engage in conversation. This noise pollution can stem from various sources such as chattering customers, clattering dishes, and brewing equipment. To address this issue, architects and coffee shop owners can turn to International Cellulose’s line of acoustical and thermal insulation products. These products offer a solution to mitigate noise by providing effective sound absorption.

When implemented, cellulose spray-applied acoustical insulation can significantly enhance the overall comfort of the coffee shop environment. Customers will notice a marked improvement in their ability to relax and enjoy their beverages in a quieter atmosphere. With reduced background noise, patrons can also better focus on their tasks or conversations, leading to a more satisfying and productive visit.

Beyond enhancing the customer experience, the benefits of cellulose insulation extend to supporting the well-being of coffee shop employees. By reducing the level of ambient noise, stress levels among staff members can be minimized. This creates a more tranquil work environment where employees can perform their duties with greater ease and efficiency. Clear communication between staff members and with customers is also facilitated, enhancing the overall operational efficiency of the establishment.

Our solutions

K-13 Sound Absorption Spray


K-13 insulation is a thermal and acoustical commercial cellulose insulation typically used as an exposed ceiling finish requiring no additional materials. K-13 meets project requirements for insulation and noise reduction. K-13 has a natural texture finish and is available in Black, Gray, Light Gray, Tan, White, and specially matched colors.

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SonaSpray “fc”


SonaSpray “fc” is a spray-applied acoustical texture that provides an attractive, high-performance solution to acoustical and lighting design objectives in both new construction and renovation projects. SonaSpray “fc” has a refined texture finish and is available in Black, Light Gray, White, Arctic White, and specially matched colors.

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SonaKrete


SonaKrete is a premium ceiling acoustic finish with a very refined, plaster texture. SonaKrete is spray-applied, then troweled for a seamless finish making it ideal for historic renovation and domed or arched ceilings. SonaKrete is specified in interior spaces to reduce excessive noise and improve intelligibility without compromising aesthetic objectives. SonaKrete is available in Black, Light Gray, White, Arctic White, and specially matched colors.

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Why Partner with icc?

Performance. Quality. Sustainability. Readily Available.


Developed over 60 years ago, we are proud to say that our products are tested for performance and durability to meet specifications for insulation and noise reduction. Additionally, our products are unsurpassed in fire safety, boasting a Class 1, Class A rating.

Our spray-on thermal insulation bonds to most commercial exposed ceiling finishes, such as concrete, steel, gypsum board, wood, and rigid insulation. Our factory-trained applicators can install our thermal insulation products to the most complex configurations and cover exposed ceiling areas quickly, easily, and efficiently in a wide range of buildings and structures, including:

International Cellulose Corporation is dedicated to delivering the finest thermal insulation products available to conserve energy, reduce noise, protect construction investments, and create better working environments.

Lastly, International Cellulose Corporation’s line of sustainable spray-on insulation systems consists of natural, plant-based fibers and specialty water-based adhesives. In addition to acoustical and thermal performance, our products meet some of the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of VOCs into indoor air. Our products are UL GREENGUARD Gold Certified and contribute to healthier indoor environments. To find out more about ICC’s sustainability practices, read here.

Our Work

Starbucks coffeehouseK-13 | Black | Starbucks | Turkey
Yellow Cup café with acoustical insulationK-13 | White | Yellow Cup | Houston, TX
SonaSpray “fc” | White | Nespresso | Miami, FL
K-13 | Light Gray | Verbena Coffee | Houston, TX
Slowpokes RestaurantK-13 | Gray | Slowpokes | Houston, TX

ICC’s spray-applied thermal and acoustic materials are readily available for shipment to our network of licensed installers. Please contact us for details on how we can help your project be the best it can be!

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Typical Projects


Our patented water-based adhesive adheres to virtually any properly prepared substrate and ceiling configuration including metal deck, barrel-vaults, concrete "T" corrugated decks, gypsum, wood, concrete, and other complex surfaces. Surfaces to receive K-13 are to be inspected prior to installation to determine if pre-treatment is required.
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