How To Choose An Acoustic Fabric

Acoustic Fabrics play an important functional and aesthetic role on an interior environment.  The Guilford of Maine fabric line offers a wide array of designs with variations of contents, weight, repeat, breaking strength, tear resistance, NRC rating and directional vs. non-directional.  Click on the product name for further information and pricing.

Below is a description of common terms you will need to know when choosing an acoustic fabric:

  • Repeat- The length between the starting point and ending point of a pattern.
  • Breaking Strength- The minimum tensile strength needed to tear the fabric apart.
  • Tear Resistance- The capacity of a fabric to withstand the tearing force required to propogate a tear after its initiation. 
  • NRC rating- How much sound the fabric reflects into the absorptive material backing it.  The NRC rating of a fabric is determined by placing an anechoic termination behind the fabric and measuring how much sound can penetrate the fabric and reach the anechoic termination.

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Name

Contents

Weight

NRC

Design

Breaking Strength
(ASTM D5034

Tear
(D2261)

Anchorage

Guilford of Maine Anchorage Fabrics, www.TMsoundproofing.com

35% post-consumer

65% pre-consumer
   recycled Polyester 

15.0 +/-1 lin. yd.

.85

Directional

No Repeat

275 lbf. min. warp
and fill

35 lbf.
min. warp
and fill 

Auster
Guilford of Maine- Auster, www.TMsoundproofing.com

 •29% post-consumer

 •71% pre-consumer  
   recycled Polyester

11.4 +/-1 lin. yd.

.90

Directional

16" vertical
13.9"horizontal 

200 lbf. min.warp
 
40 lbf. 
min.fill

20 lbf.
min. warp
and fill

FR701-2100

Guilford of Maine FR701-2100 , www.tmsoundproofing.com

100% post-consumer 
  recycled Polyester 

16.0 +/-0.5 oz. lin. yd.

.95

Non-       Directional 

 •No Repeat

150 lbf.
min. 
warp
and fill 

  30 lbf.
min. warp
  and fill

Axiom
Axiom - Acoustic Fabric, www.TMsoundproofing.com

100% recycled      Polyester 12.0 +/- 1.0 oz. lin. yd. .95

Directional

No Repeat

150 lbf min. warp

175 lbf min fill


35 lbf  
min.warp

50 lbf       min fill

Bailey

Guilford of Maine-Bailey,www.TMsoundproofing.com

100% recycled  Polyester

8.3 +/- 0.5 oz. lin. yd.  .95

•Directional

•No Repeat

 

150 lbf min. warp

100 lbf min fill

  15 lbf.
min. warp
  and fill

Basketweave

Basketweave, www.TMsoundproofing.com 

100% post-consumer 
recycled Polyester 

19.5 +/- 1 oz. lin. yd.  .95

 Non-    Directional 

•No Repeat

175 lbf min. warp and fill

  45 lbf
min. warp   and fill

    BeeHave

BeeHave - Acoustic Fabric

  • 35% post-consumer recycled Polyester

  • 65% pre-consumer recycled Polyester 

12.1 +/- 1.0 oz. lin. yd.  .95 

  •Directional

 
  •1.1" vertical      .75"horizontal

250 lbf min. warp and 175 lbf min. fill 

25 lbf min. warp

20 lbf min. fill

Belgrade
Belgrade - Acoustic Fabric, www.TMsoundproofing.com

 •95% post-consumer 
recycled Polyester

•5% pre-consumer
recycled Polyester 

18.5 +/- 1 oz. lin. yd. 

.95 

 

•Directional

•No Repeat

 175 lbf min.  warp and fill

 50 lbf
min. warp  and fill

     Broadcast

Broadcast - Acoustic Fabric

100% Polyester  9.5 +/- 0.5 oz. lin. yd. .95
  •Directional

 150 lbf. min. warp

100 lbf. min. fill 

15 lbf min. warp

10 lbf min. fill

     Candid

Candid - Acoustic Fabric

     •56% Recycled              Polyester 

     •44%                           Polypropylene

11.8 +/- 1   oz. lin. yd.  1.00   

   •Directional 

   •No Repeat


175 lbf. min.  warp and fill 

  45 lbf.  min.warp
  and fill
Cape Cod
Crosstown Acoustic Fabric, www.TMsoundproofing.com

 •24% post- consumer recycled Polyester

76% pre-consumer
recycled Polyester 

12.4 +/- 1 lin. yd. .95 

 •Directional 

 •No Repeat

 150 lbf. min.  warp and fill 

  30 lbf.  min.warp
  
and fill

   Coastline

Coastline - Acoustic Fabric, www.TMsoundproofing.com

 •34% post-consumer 
  recycled Polyester

 •66% pre-consumer
  recycled Polyester 

12.2 +/- 1.0 oz. lin. yd.  

.90 

Directional

16" vertical 
16.6" horizontal

 220 lbf. min. warp

100 lbf. min. fill 

25 lbf. min. warp

18 lbf. min. fill

Cosmos

Cosmos - Acoustic Fabric, www.TradeMarksoundproofing.com

 100% post-consumer recycled Polyester 

12.0 +/- 0.5 oz. lin. yd. 

 .90

•Directional

•12.5" vertical 
16.3" horizontal

   250 lbf. min. warp

175 lbf. min. fill

25 lbf. 
min. warp
and fill

Crosstown

Crosstown - Acoustic Fabric, www.TMsoundproofing.com

 

•23% post-consumer recycled Polyester

•77% pre-consumer
recycled Polyester 

13.6 +/- 1.0 oz. lin. yd. 

 .95

 

•Directional

•12.5" vertical 
16.3" horizontal

250 lbf. min. warp

175 lbf. min. fill

 

35 lbf. min. warp

25 lbf. min. fill

       Digit

Digit - Acoustic Fabric

 

 •14% post-consumer 
  recycled Polyester

 •86% pre-consumer
  recycled Polyester 

12.1 +/- 1.0 oz. lin. yd.
.95

   

   •Directional

   •6.1" vertical 
    8.2" horizontal

   200 lbf. min.        warp

   100lbf. min. fill

30 lbf. 
min. warp 
and fill

Drift

Drift- Acoustic Fabric, www.TradeMarksoundproofing.com

•51% post-consumer recycled Polyester

•49% pre-consumer
recycled Polyester 

12.0 +/- 1.0 oz. lin. yd. .90

•Directional

•9.6" vertical 
14" horizontal

250 lbf. min. warp

125 lbf. min. fill

15 lbf. 
min. warp 
and fill

Framework

Framework Acoustic Fabric, www.TMsoundproofing.com 

100% Polyester  9.5 +/- 0.5 oz. lin. yd.  .90

•Directional

•No Repeat

150 lbf. min. warp

125 lbf. min. fill

15 lbf. min. warp

10 lbf. min. fill

     Groove

Guilford of Maine Groove Acoustic Fabric, www.TMsoundproofing.com

100% post-consumer 
 recycled Polyester 

15.0 +/-1 lin. yd. 

 .90

 

•Directional

•20" vertical 
16.75" horizontal

 

 225 lbf. min. warp

180 lbf. min. fill 

  20 lbf.
min. warp
  and fill

    Hatchet

Hatchet - Acoustic Fabric

•14% post-consumer recycled Polyester

•86% pre-consumer
recycled Polyester 

12.1 +/- lin. yd.  .95

 

  •Directional

  •11" vertical 
  16.4"                  horizontal

 

 

200 lbf. min. warp

150 lbf. min. fill 

  25 lbf.
min. warp
  and fill

   Hopscotch

Guilford of Maine Hopscotch Acoustic Fabric, www.TMsoundproofing.com

•60% post-consumer recycled Polyester

•40% pre-consumer
recycled Polyester 

11.4 +/-1 lin. yd.  .95      •Directional 

 •No Repeat

125 lbf min.  warp and fill 20 lbf.
min. warp
  and fill

       Lido

Guilford of Maine Lido Acoustic Fabric, www.Trademarksoundproofing.com

•48% post-consumer recycled Polyester

•52% pre-consumer
recycled Polyester 

11.5 +/-1 lin. yd.

.95

•Directional 

•No Repeat

100 lbf. min. warp

125 lbf. min. fill

25 lbf.min. warp  and fill

    Lily Pad

Guilford of Maine Lily Pad Acoustic Fabric, www.TradeMarksoundproofing.com

 

•48% post-consumer recycled Polyester

•52% pre-consumer
recycled Polyester 

 12.3 +/- 1.0 oz. lin. yd.  .95  

•Directional

•16.7" vertical 
13.2" horizontal

 

260 lbf. min. warp

120 lbf. min. fill

 

40 lbf. min. warp

30 lbf. min. fill

    Meander

Guilford of Maine Meander Acoustic Fabric, www.TMsoundproofing.com

 

•28% post-consumer recycled Polyester

•72% pre-consumer
recycled Polyester 

11.6 +/-0.5 oz. lin. yd.   .95  

•Directional

•10.5" vertical 
16.2" horizontal

 

225 lbf. min. warp

100 lbf. min. fill 

 

25 lbf. min. warp

15 lbf. min. fill

  Metallation

Guilford of Maine Metallation Acoustic Fabric, www.TMsoundproofing.com

 

•56% post-consumer recycled Polyester

•44% pre-consumer
recycled Polyester 

15.2 +/-0.5 oz. lin. yd.   .95   

•Directional 

•No Repeat

  150 lbf. min.  warp and fill    30 lbf.  min.warp
  and fill

      Metro

Guilford of Maine Metro Acoustic Fabric, www.Trademarksoundproofing.com

 

11% post-consumer recycled Polyester

 
89% pre-consumer
recycled Polyester 

10.7 +/- 1.0 oz. lin. yd. .95

 

•Directional

•8.57" vertical 
14.12" horizontal

 

250 lbf. min. warp

150 lbf. min. fill

 

 30 lbf.  min.warp
  and fill

     Mingle

Guilford of Maine Mingle Acoustic Fabric, www.TMsoundproofing.com

 

•23% post-consumer recycled Polyester

•77% pre-consumer
recycled Polyester

 10.9 +/- 1.0 oz. lin. yd. .90   

•Directional

•16.7" vertical 
16.2" horizontal

 

250 lbf. min. warp

100 lbf. min. fill

 

25 lbf. min. warp

15 lbf. min. fill

    Network

Guilford of Maine Network Acoustic Fabric, www.TMsoundproofing.com

 100% post-consumer 
 recycled Polyester
 11.0 +/- 1.0 oz. lin. yd.  .95   

•Directional

•11.875" vertical 
8.25" horizontal

 

190 lbf. min. warp

95 lbf. min. fill

 

15 lbf. min. warp

10 lbf. min. fill

       Nitro

Guilford of Maine Nitro Acoustic Fabric, www.TMsoundproofing.com

 100% post-consumer 
 recycled Polyester
12.3 +/- 1.0 oz. lin. yd.    .90  

•Directional

•16.7" vertical 
9.1" horizontal

 

220 lbf. min. warp

130 lbf. min. fill

  12 lbf.  min.warp
  and fill
Otto
Guilford of Maine Otto, www.Trademarksoundproofing.com

•31% post-consumer recycled Polyester 

•34% pre-consumer recycled Polyester

•35% Polypropylene

13.5 +/-0.5 oz. lin. yd. .85  

•Directional

•No Repeat

 

200 lbf. min. warp

175 lbf. min. fill

 40 lbf.  min.warp
  and fill

   Parameter

Guilford of Maine Parameter Acoustic Fabric, www.Trademarksoundproofing.com

•18% post-consumer recycled Polyester

•82% pre-consumer
recycled Polyester

10.0 +/- 1.0 oz. lin. yd.  .95

•Directional

•.35" vertical 
  .2" horizontal

 175 lbf. min.  warp and fill

20 lbf. min. warp

25 lbf. min. fill

    Phone Tag

Guilford of Maine Phone Tag Acoustic Fabric, www.TMsoundproofing.com

 

•79% post-consumer recycled Polyester

•21% pre-consumer
recycled Polyester

 14.0 +/- 1.0 oz. lin. yd.   .95  

•Directional 

•No Repeat

 

150 lbf. min. warp

110 lbf. min. fill

   25 lbf.  min.warp
  and fill

      Rattan

Guilford of Maine Rattan Acoustic Fabric, www.Trademarksoundproofing.com

 

•34% post-consumer recycled Polyester

•66% pre-consumer
recycled Polyester

14.7 +/-0.5 oz. lin. yd.    .90  

•Directional

•17.7" vertical 
13.9" horizontal

 

225 lbf. min. warp

200 lbf. min. fill

  35 lbf.  min.warp
  and fill

      Reeds

Guilford of Maine Reeds Acoustic Fabric, www.Trademarksoundproofing.com

 

•74% post-consumer recycled Polyester

•26% pre-consumer
recycled Polyester

 11.6 +/- 1.0 oz. lin. yd.   .95  

•Directional

•12.5" vertical 
16.9" horizontal

 

250 lbf. min. warp

150 lbf. min. fill

    20 lbf.  min.warp
  and fill

Sand

Guilford of Maine Sand Acoustic Fabric, www.TMsoundproofing.com

100% post-consumer 
 recycled Polyester
16.0 +/- 0.5 oz./lin. yd. .90

•Directional 

•No Repeat

250 lbf. min. warp

150 lbf. min. fill

 

20 lbf. min. warp

30 lbf. min. fill

 

Sensa

Guilford of Maine Sensa Acoustic Fabric, www.Trademarksoundproofing.com

 

•51% post-consumer recycled Polyester

•49% pre-consumer
recycled Polyester

13.0 +/- 1.0 oz./lin. yd.   .95  

•Directional 

•No Repeat

 

200 lbf. min. warp

150 lbf. min. fill

   20 lbf.  min.warp
  and fill

Snapshot

Guilford of Maine Snapshot Acoustic Fabric, www.TMsoundproofing.com

100% post-consumer 
 recycled Polyester
11.3 +/- 1.0 oz. lin. yd. .90

•Directional

•29" vertical 
16.75" horizontal

225 lbf. min. warp

200 lbf. min. fill

  10 lbf.  min.warp
  and fill

Spinel

Guilford of Maine Spinel Acoustic Fabric, www.TMsoundproofing.com

 

•32% post-consumer recycled Polyester

•68% pre-consumer
recycled Polyester

11.8 +/- 1.0 oz. lin. yd.  .95   

•Directional

•16.5" vertical 
16.5" horizontal

 

220 lbf. min. warp

90 lbf. min. fill

   18 lbf.  min.warp
  and fill

Sprite

Guilford of Maine Sprite Acoustic Fabric, www.TMsounproofing.com

 

•5% post-consumer recycled Polyester

•95% pre-consumer
recycled Polyester

•Pre-treated with Polyester Binder

 10.8 +/- 0.5 oz./lin. yd. .95   

•Directional

•.83" vertical 
 .26" horizontal

   175 lbf. min. warp and        fill  

35 lbf. min. warp

25 lbf. min. fill

Strata

Guilford of Maine Strata Acoustic Fabric, www.Trademarksoundproofing.com

 100% post-consumer 
 recycled Polyester
11.8 +/- 1.0 oz. lin. yd.  .95   

•Directional

•.1" vertical 
  none
horizontal 

 

200 lbf. min. warp

100 lbf. min. fill

   20 lbf.  min.warp
  and fill

Streetwise

Guilford of Maine Streetwise Acoustic Fabric, www.TMsoundproofing.com

 

•22% post-consumer recycled Polyester

•78% pre-consumer
recycled Polyester

 13.0+/-1.0
 oz./lin.yd.

.95   

•Directional 

•No Repeat

 

220 lbf. min. warp

180 lbf. min. fill

 

30 lbf. min. warp

25 lbf. min. fill

Studio 54

Guilford of Maine Studio 54, www.TMsoundproofing.com

•100% Polypropylene

•Pre-treated with Polyester Binder

 12.8 +/- 1.0 oz. lin. yd. .95  

•Directional

•.1" vertical 
  none
horizontal 

 

100 lbf. min. warp

250 lbf. min. fill

 

25 lbf. min. warp

55 lbf. min. fill

Tempest

Guilford of Maine Tempest Acoustic Fabric, www.Trademarksoundproofing.com

•27% post-consumer recycled Polyester

•73% pre-consumer
recycled Polyester

11.3 +/- 1.0 oz. lin. yd. .95

•Directional 

•No Repeat

180 lbf. min. warp

160 lbf. min. fill

  15 lbf.  min.warp
  and fill

Theory

Theory Acoustic Fabric

         100%
recycled Polyester 

 10.8 +/- 1.0 oz. lin. yd. 1.00

  •Directional 

  •No Repeat

   

  175 lbf.
  min. warp

  150 lbf.   min. fill

  35 lbf.  min.warp
  and fill

Vortex

Guilford of Maine Vortex Acoustic Fabric, www.Trademarksoundproofing.com

100%  
  recycled Polyester
 11.2 +/- 1.0 oz. lin. yd. .90   

•Directional

•.3" vertical 
 .2" horizontal

 

150 lbf. min. warp

200 lbf. min. fill

   20 lbf.  min.warp
  and fill

Woodland

Woodland Main Image, www.Trademarksoundproofing.com 

100% post-consumer 
 recycled Polyester
12.5 +/- 1.0 oz. lin. yd. .85

•Directional

•11.4" vertical 
16.3" horizontal

 225 lbf. 
min. warp 
and fill 

10 lbf.  min.warp
  and fill

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