Upgrade the finish of your panels with Guilford of Maine Acoustic Panel Fabrics.
GIK Acoustics stocks the following 9 Guilford of Maine FR701 colors and offers them as an upgrade on all our fabric panels.
Please contact us for a quote if you wish to upgrade to another color from the full line of Guilford of Maine FR701, Guilford of Maine Anchorage, or any Guilford of Maine fabrics. See color swatches below or order a Guilford of Maine Color Swatch Book from GIK Acoustics.
To ensure proper color selection, GIK Acoustics recommends obtaining sample swatches directly from Guilford of Maine. Products manufactured in Guilford of Maine fabrics are not returnable.
You can request actual fabric swatches from http://guilfordofmaine.com/acoustic. We recommend FR701 or Anchorage as they are the most popular and cost-effective options; but we can source any of the GOM styles. [Note: some styles can be considerably more expensive, which could effect cost per panel.] To use the GOM site, simply select the style (texture) preferred, then choose a color and add that to the cart. GOM will ship up to 20 swatches free of charge via 2-day shipping. It’s the best way to tell exactly what the fabrics look like.
Here is a VERY HELPFUL article from Guilford of Maine regarding fabric selection and why you should never rely solely on the computer image.
Key features of Guilford of Maine (click here for full Specifications):
- Acoustically transparent – click here to see How Acoustic Fabric is Tested
- Class A Fire and Smoke Rated
- Easy to work with
- GOM Panel Fabrics are made with 100% recycled polyester either pre- or post-consumer. (FR701 is 100% post-consumer – water and soda bottles.) FR701 Fabrics use 100% Terratex® which designates fabrics that are made from 100% recycled material using increasingly sustainable manufacturing practices to produce a high quality product that is recyclable at the end of its useful life.
Guilford of Maine Acoustic Panel Fabrics – the right amount of sound quality. When it comes to better acoustics, Guilford of Maine did their research. Their fabrics not only pack style, they’ve been tested, soundly. Going with proven performance takes the guesswork out of choosing the right fabrics for your project.
From Guilford of Maine’s website:
We make life easy for designers. With our time-tested classics as a starting point, specifiers now have the freedom to open up. To be bold. And be rewarded for it. The best fabrics are made for the job. Made to serve. And we could talk about Wyzenbeeks, Martindales and dry crocking but we’d prefer our products do the talking for us. Especially in places like these… We’re 100% Healthcare. Want cleanability? Check. 100% Education. Looking for added strength? Check. And 100% Office. Want to stand up to double rubs? Check. Our products also happen to be easy on the environment. It’s all part of our focus on products that hold their own where you need them most.
True Textiles (parent company of Guilford of Maine) announced in December 2014 that the company received third-party assessment results for NSF/ANSI 336 on its first round of products with a majority of the Guilford of Maine open line collection certified as Silver or Compliant as well as the proprietary styles which are sold through their OEM and Jobber/Distributors customers.
NSF/ANSI 336 is a voluntary standard for commercial furnishings fabric that evaluates fabric over its entire lifecycle to address the environmental, economic and social aspects of fabrics for commercial furnishings. The standard was also adopted by the members of ACT (Association of Contract Textiles) as part of their Performance Guidelines.
The standard is a comprehensive assessment tool with specific measures for fabric manufacturers and their supply chain, assessing the environmental impacts of textile manufacturing based on fiber selection, safety of chemicals, water conservation, water (effluent) quality, energy usage, air quality, recycling practices, and social accountability. Products can achieve a Compliant, Silver, Gold or Platinum level certification.