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The third part of the SFWS is the fabric or "covering", where the fabric is tucked into the track's locking jaws. The fabric is stretched over the core and pulled taut as to not slip or sag over time. There are endless selections on your choice of fabric from a number of different manufacturers.


Manufacturers such as Guilford of Maine, Maharam, Knoll, Designtex, Carnegie and Luna are commonly used with the SFWS. Most of Guilford of Maine fabrics are made from 100% post-consumer waste (water bottles). Many other manufacturers use recycled materials as well.


Fabrics normally are manufactured in 54 and 66 inch widths. Using a SFWS allows you for the fabric use to be maximized. Instead of being limited to 4 foot widths, the SFWS allows you to run panels horizontally over the entire length of a designated area, this term is called "railroading".


Panel lengths of over 100' x 5 1/2' are common. Tech-Wall recommends railroading most often for a better aesthetic look combined with a more cost-effective price.


When installing the system with a vertical look, the panel widths can be up to a foot and a half wider than traditional 4 foot wide pre-made panels. This allows for less waste and maximizing use of materials.


Acoustic applications require an acoustically transparent fabric. Backed fabrics can prohibit sound from reaching the acoustic core behind the fabric.


The most important part of using a SFWS is the ability to change the fabric when necessary. Since the fabric is not glued to the core, the system allows for removal and replacement of the fabric without removing any portion of the panel. Tech-Wall offers a "No Cost Replacement" warranty for up to 10% of the fabric---unprecedented in the industry!


If you have any questions reguarding fabrics of the SFWS, please contact our office.