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Posted by Guilford of Maine on May 23, 2017

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The Wants & Needs Crypton Collection

Posted by Guilford of Maine on May 12, 2017

The “Wants & Needs Collection” is 5 new Crypton Green upholstery patterns from Guilford of Maine. The collection has the range of coordinating, useable upholstery patterns with current trend colors that you want along with the performance of Crypton Green that you need.

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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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A Cool Color Story

Posted by Guilford of Maine on January 31, 2017

 As a follow up to our warm color story we are excited to share with you the other side the spectrum with a range of "cool" upholstery fabrics.
 

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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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A Warm Color Story

Posted by Guilford of Maine on November 15, 2016

It's probably not a surprise that we love color here at Guilford of Maine. One of the greatest parts of working in textiles is being surrounded by all the colors and textures that we have to offer. There are currently well over 1,000 colors to choose from in the Guilford of Maine product line! So if you love color as much as we do, or just have a slight affection, check out our latest color story for a little inspiration, which covers the warm part of the color spectrum.

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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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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

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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Meet Our New Upholstery Patterns

Posted by Guilford of Maine on November 16, 2015

We’ve updated 2 of our classic Upholstery patterns with new colors and we are very excited to introduce 4 new bright and bold Upholstery patterns. All 6 come standard with our proprietary BLOCKaide® stain repellent to protect against the mess of life. All patterns except Famous are made from 100% recycled polyester, and all except one pattern pass the Wyzenbeek abrasion test with over 50,000 double rubs. Whether you're looking for something subtle and sophisticated or bright and bold, we've got you covered. And they're all made right here in the USA.


 

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How to Clean Bleach Cleanable Upholstery

Posted by Guilford of Maine on October 28, 2015

Let's say you have a spill, and your fabric is bleach cleanable. Should you run for the bleach and give it a good pour on the problem area? No! Read on to learn how you should actually clean bleach cleanable upholstery. And straight bleach isn't the answer.


 

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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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Monthly Collection: Back to School

Posted by Guilford of Maine on September 28, 2015

In order to celebrate or perhaps bemoan the start of another school year, we put together a collection of 12 upholstery patterns that will stand up to the wear and tear of an educational environment.

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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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Topics: Upholstery Fabric Teknit Panel Fabric Knitting Color Acoustic Fabric

Up the Roll vs. Railroaded Fabric

Posted by Guilford of Maine on August 11, 2015

Have you ever wondered what it means when a fabric specification says "pattern shown railroaded"? What does it mean when a fabric is railroaded?


 

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What Are ACT Symbols and What Are They Useful For?

Posted by Guilford of Maine on July 31, 2015

As a designer or specifier, you've probably seen these symbols around while browsing textile websites, but do you know what they stand for and how can they make your job easier? Read on to find out.
 

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Monthly Collection: On Call

Posted by Guilford of Maine on July 10, 2015

Being a textile in a Healthcare environment can be a tough job, unless it's up for the challenge. Our collection this month is a small sampling of our overall collection of high performance textiles that look and perform great in a Healthcare setting, whether that be in a Hospital waiting room, patient room, or an assisted living facility.

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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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How to Keep the Upholstery You Specify Cleaner, Longer

Posted by Guilford of Maine on May 15, 2015

We all know the best way to keep upholstery clean is to not have anything spill on it. But this is the real world, where dirt and spills are bound to happen. Luckily, there are stain repellents.

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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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Why a Higher Double Rub Abrasion Number Isn't the Answer

Posted by Guilford of Maine on April 23, 2015

You would think that the more double rubs that an upholstery fabric has, the better. Right? Well, that's not actually the case, and there is evidence to prove it...
 

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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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