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Meet our new patterns

Posted by Guilford of Maine on March 8, 2017

Time for new products! We've just launched Intuition, a brand new multi-purpose fabric as well as new colors to our popular BeeHave and Framework patterns. Read on to see them all, learn more about them and order a free sample.
 

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Meet Our New Patterns

Posted by Guilford of Maine on November 23, 2016

We're excited to introduce 3 new patterns into Guilford of Maine! All are bright, contemporary additions to our line. 2 are multi-purpose fabrics for upholstery and vertical surface applications and one is a panel and acoustic fabric. Read on to see them all and order a free sample.

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Upholstery vs. Panel vs. Acoustic vs. Cubicle

Posted by Guilford of Maine on August 31, 2016

What makes a fabric something that is made for you to sit on instead of something to wrap a panel with? Or hang in a hospital? Are the fabrics really all that different? The answer is yes and no, as we will explain in this post.

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Content Matters: Polyester

Posted by Guilford of Maine on July 22, 2016

Patterns shown starting bottom left to upper right: George, Pizzazz, George, Limelight, Mod

Polyester is the most common and versatile fiber type that we weave fabric with in our mills and most of our upholstery, panel/acoustic and cubicle fabrics are woven out of polyester. In this article we will cover what polyester is, where it comes from, and its advantages and disadvantages.

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Meet Our New Patterns

Posted by Guilford of Maine on May 16, 2016

We've updated 4 classic Upholstery patterns with new colors and we are also introducing 2 new Panel & Acoustic patterns. All 4 Upholstery patterns come standard with a stain repellent to keep them looking beautiful. Both Panel & Acoustic patterns have been third-party tested for acoustic transparency and all 6 patterns are made from 100% recycled polyester, woven right here in the USA. Read on to see them all and order a free sample!


 

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How Acoustic Fabric is Tested

Posted by Guilford of Maine on February 29, 2016

When we say our Acoustic Textiles have been 3rd party tested to perform like they should, what does that mean? In this post we will investigate how our Acoustic Textiles are tested and what those numbers mean.

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LEED Letters for LEED Textiles

Posted by Guilford of Maine on February 18, 2016

The process of achieving LEED certification can be like trying to navigate a big city. While textiles are but a small portion of the LEED cityscape, we want you to have all the tools we can provide to make your life easier.

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Topics: Upholstery Fabric Sustainability Panel Fabric Acoustic Fabric

White as Snow

Posted by Guilford of Maine on January 22, 2016

It's that time of year again for winter snow storms for us in the frigid north. Using all of this winter weather as a starting point, I thought I'd highlight some of our Panel and Acoustic fabrics that are as white as, you guessed it, snow.

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Our Most Popular Posts from 2015

Posted by Guilford of Maine on January 6, 2016

2015 marked the 150th anniversary of our mill in Guilford, Maine where we still weave our fabric today and it was our first year with a blog. It's always nice to take a look back at the year that was, so here are some of our most popular posts from 2015. On our blog we strive to provide you useful content from the world of textiles in order to make your job easier and we will continue to pursue that goal in 2016!
 

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Infographic: How Textiles Are Made

Posted by Guilford of Maine on October 21, 2015

The processes of making textiles can be, well, a little bit complicated. There are a lot of different steps that have to come together in order to make your chairs, acoustic panels, lounge seating, cubicle panels or anywhere else you stick fabric look and perform great. Some of us are visual learners, so we put together a handy infographic to give a broad overview of what the process looks like at our mills in Maine and North Carolina.


 

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How to Choose the Best Fabric for Acoustic Panels

Posted by Guilford of Maine on October 8, 2015

Fabrics Shown above - Seating: Sketch. Acoustic Panels: Gray, FR701. Light orange, BeeHave. Dark orange, Highbeams.

There are many options for covering acoustic panels, but whether you are looking to cover some panels for your basement theater or fill an auditorium, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing which material to cover the acoustic panels with.

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Meet our new patterns

Posted by Guilford of Maine on August 26, 2015

We are excited to announce that we have just launched 7 new Upholstery patterns and 5 new Panel & Acoustic patterns. All of the Upholstery products (except the Teknit knit) come with our BLOCKaide Stain Repellent and are all 50,000+ double rubs. Also, all the Panel & Acoustic products have been acoustically tested by a third party and are equally at home on a cubicle panel or an acoustic panel. But enough chit chat, I'll let the photos do the talking.
 

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A Quick Trick to Specify an Acoustic Fabric without NRC Data

Posted by Guilford of Maine on June 23, 2015

What do you when you want to use a fabric for acoustic panels, but don't have the data to know whether it will result in peaceful bliss or a cacophony of noise? Sometimes an old fashioned trick is just what you need in a pinch.

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Monthly Collection: Speechless

Posted by Guilford of Maine on June 16, 2015

This month we put together a collection of acoustic fabrics from our entire group of acoustic patterns that go beyond classic FR701. Check it out, let us know what you think, and order a free memo set of this collection!

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A Beginner's Guide to Acoustic Panels and Acoustic Fabric

Posted by Guilford of Maine on June 9, 2015

Photo Courtesy of Golterman & Sabo

Acoustics matter, but if you aren't an Acoustician or a Sound Engineer, where do you even start when thinking about acoustics in the space you are designing? This post will cover some of the basics of what to consider for the acoustics of a space, acoustic panel basics and what makes a good acoustic fabric.

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Monthly Collection: Elevate

Posted by Guilford of Maine on May 29, 2015

We all know that certain color palettes and patterns are more appropriate for particular settings than others. This month's collection of Upholstery, Drapery and Panel/Acoustic fabrics were chosen to coordinate beautifully and work well specifically in House of Worship settings.
 

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Content Matters: Pros and Cons of Olefin

Posted by Guilford of Maine on May 8, 2015

Pictured above: Ditty, Xceed and Studio 54
 


 

What a textile is made of can make a huge difference when it comes to performance, durability, cleanability and where it should be used. Using a textile with the wrong content can result in poor performance in the field. In this post we'll talk about Olefin. What it is and its benefits and disadvantages.
 

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How to Bring a Little Modern Flair to a Traditional Style

Posted by Guilford of Maine on April 14, 2015

The Traditional style is comforting and classic. The hallmarks for it generally include deep wood tones, architectural details, and elegant furnishings. Rich wood tones, like those found in cherry, maple, and mahogany, are a key element in this style. Architectural embellishments such as elaborate moldings, beveled wood paneling, and intricate tile and wood floor patterns are widely used. One of the most important facets of traditional design are the lines of the furnishings that often harken back to the 18th and 19th centuries.

But what do you do if the “traditional” Traditional is a bit too stodgy? Modern is too sleek? Transitional too eclectic?

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How to Instill a Calm Oasis in a Chaotic World

Posted by Guilford of Maine on April 7, 2015

Color plays an important role in every environment – they make us feel happy or sad… they can make us feel angry or relaxed. As we all know, it’s important to understand the psychological effects colors might have on an average person, or our client’s target audience. When that need calls for a calm experience, it's always nice to turn to neutrals.

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