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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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Topics: Upholstery Fabric Textiles 101 Panel Fabric Acoustics Acoustic Fabric

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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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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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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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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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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