Home Design Loves Free Floating Fabric

There are advantages and disadvantages to every product out there, for the price you are willing to pay and for the design of the product. We have all heard the term you get what you pay for, and that is a fact, if you buy super cheap you will have to buy again soon after, so in the long run you spend more and you have time wasted to re-do the project. The advantages of a product or service need to be investigated thoroughly, every company wants you to buy from them; not every company will stand by their product or service.
These wall decorating panels are probably very different from what you’ve known, specified, or used in the past. They come in a variety of formats; pre-made panels, modular panel systems, site-fabricated systems, baffles, clouds, privacy panels, carrel, etc. All formats feature the floating-fabric design.
This system incorporates a track which frames the chosen substrate in high-impact plastic; you can use any substrate or core that you want, as long as it’s the same size as the track, either one inch or half-inch. The selected fabric or outer covering is stretched across the surface of the panel and inserted into the tracks tight-fitting jaws which hold the fabric tight, concealing the edge of the fabric in a hidden channel.
Why is this worth writing about?
• Crush proof edges – The track or frame is manufactured from high-impact plastic.
Wrapped fiberglass panel edges crush easily. Those edges are dipped in a resin material (that typically contain VOCs) to provide modest durability-but not a significant crush resistance.
• Floating-fabric design – Because the fabric covering is held tightly in place by the track’s jaws, it is able to float freely across the face of the panel (not glued to the face like wrapped panels.)
This results in a number of advantages including a self-healing surface and no glue no VOCs.
When glue is used to apply the fabric to the substrate, the look of the boards is really nice, but unfortunately if you What Makes A Good Contractor tack or use a nail and you remove said tack or nail the hole is visible and it cannot be repaired only replaced.
• Visible damage is virtually eliminated – Dents, dings, crush marks, and depressions occur almost immediately after the installation of a fabric wrapped panel or on painted surfaces. They occur in this floating-fabric system too, but you’ll never see them because they are hidden behind the tightly stretched free-floating fabric cover. You can pound on these panels with a hammer and they will remain unblemished. Don’t get me wrong, there is damage from using a hammer you just can’t see it. If the fabric becomes damaged it’s easily replaced without replacing the entire wall system.
• Avoid vertical (visual) joint lines – Wrapped panels are limited in size to the size of the substrate, up to no more than 4′ x 10′. This requires them to be oriented vertically …