ATTENTION: Fabricmate will be closed on Monday, September 7th, 2020 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Any orders placed after Thursday, September 3rd will most likely be shipped on Tuesday, September 8th at the earliest. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Fabricmate wishes you and your Family a happy and safe holiday.

An Updated Message to our Partners about Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Fabricmate hopes you and your family are staying safe and healthy during this time.
We are open and we are here for you! - read more...

  • The Ultimate Wall Finishing System
  • |
  • Buy Direct
  • |
  • Need assistance? Call us at 1-866-622-2996

Sample of Tackable & Acoustical - Use Your Own Fabric with ReCore® Backing - By the Sq Ft

See and feel how nice your walls will be before you buy. Order an 8.5" x 11" Sample Board featuring 2 panels and an intermediate seam joint that uses your own fabric.
• Sample board shows how our products work together
• Verify the system is the right choice for your application before buying
• Choose from the following Frame/Backing options:
- 1/4 inch Frame + 1/4 inch Slim-Line® Backing - good tackability with fair acoustics and less wall protrusion at an economical price
- 1/2 inch Frame + 1/2 inch MaxTack® Plus Backing - great tackability and better acoustics. Compatible with a wide array of fabrics
• Choose to add our SoundSentinel option that reduces airborne noise transmission through walls.
• Sample will be sent without fabric covering so you can try it with your own fabric.
• Ready to order the actual system? Scroll down for the link.

8.49 8.49 8.49 USD

per each

8.49

Option not available

  • Frame/Backing
  • SoundSentinel® Option

This combination does not exist.

Add to Cart


This is a product sample on a 8.5" x 11" board and not the actual By the Square Foot product.
Sample usually ships in 1-2 business days

single band school panel layout in a classroom by fabricmate

OVERVIEW: BY THE SQUARE FOOT

FUNCTION: TACKABLE & ACOUSTICAL
FABRIC: USE YOUR OWN FABRIC
BACKING: RECORE® (1/4" or 1/2")


Don't worry if you can't find the desired fabric from our selections. With our Use Your Own Fabric option you can get our same great wall finishing system without the fabric at a lower price and then use your own fabric to finish your walls. We have made it incredibly simple to get everything you need, priced by the square foot. Just pick your Frame/Backing option and order! 

Whether it's a 400 square foot installation spread out across 3 walls, or a small 50 square foot nook in your child's bedroom, our system has never been easier to use or more economically priced. 


Find your favorite wall covering options and buy By The Square Foot. Simply measure your wall or the panel area you desire to cover, pick your Frame/Backing option and order! Once the frame and backing is in place, finish the installation with your own fabric. Windows, doorways, or outlets? No problem! Snap and send a few photos of the space, we have fabric wall specialists standing by to help you every step of the way. We also offer a microseaming option as an alternative to having frame joints. Fabrics must be at least 75% polyester.


With a few images and a phone call we can help tailor your order to suit your needs.  Beautiful walls with multi-functionality is at your fingertips.

Clarico-Full Image

INSTALL IN 3 EASY STEPS

frame installation by fabricmate

INSTALL FRAME

Outline the area to be covered with the Frame by stapling (or screwing) it to the wall (drywall, concrete, wood, etc).

backing / substrate installation by fabricmate

INFILL FRAME WITH BACKING SUBSTRATE

Cut the Backing substrate to size and staple it to the wall, filling in the area(s) to be covered.

fabric installation by fabricmate

INSTALL FABRIC INTO FRAME

Use our Rocker and Roller Tools to tuck the Fabric into the Frame, holding it taut over the backing.

two band full wall acoustic panel by fabricmate

START WITH A PRACTICE KIT

With a Practice Kit, you have all the components and tools you need in order to learn how to install our Fabricmate system. Practice kits come with an actual-size instructions that takes you step-by-step in installing your own 4'x2' panel.


No need to uninstall it! This kit becomes a fully functional, tackable panel.

Our Practice Kits are highly recommended for beginners before a full wall installation.


Learn how to DIY with our Practice Kits! or you can Contact Us for a skilled installer near you.

CHECK OUT OUR PRACTICE KITS

COMPONENT SPECIFICATIONS

FABRIC - use your own

When you choose to use your own fabric the creative possibilities are endless. Whether you want a subtle look, flashy display or something in between it is all possible with our By the Square Foot Fabric Wall Finishing System. Please note that your own fabric must be tackable and acoustical as well, to maintain the tackable and acoustical functionality of our system.

closed circuit fabrics by fabricmate

BACKING - 1/4" or 1/2" RECORE®

ReCore® is a semi-rigid, lightweight, environmentally responsible multi-purpose insulation made from 100% non-woven polyester fiber. It's made from 60% post-consumer content (recycled plastic beverage containers), and is, itself, 100% recyclable. ReCore® is unsurpassed as a tackable surface while simultaneously providing moderate acoustics and impact-resistant shock absorbency. 


*ReCore® will come in 2x4" or 4x8" sheets based on location and order size.
recore backing by fabricmate

Applicable Standards

 BOCA, ICBO, SBCCI, CABO, ICC


Fire Resistance

ASTM E84, UBC 8-1, ANSI/NFPA 101

Maximum Flame Spread Index 1/4” - 15, 1” - 10, 2” - 5

Maximum Smoke Developed Index 1/4” - 200, 1” - 180, 2” - 160


Physical/Chemical Properties

Acoustical Performance ASTM C423

Thermal Performance ASTM C518 1/4” - 2.10, 1” - 3.59, 2” - 4.10

Water Vapor Sorption <0.4% by weight - Non-hygroscopic

Weather Resistance No change in appearance

ATM C 1338-08 Standard Test Method for determining fungi resistance of insulation materials and facings. Passed with no fungal growth found on all replicates at 40x magnification after 4 weeks of incubation.


ReCore® is totally VOC free and contains no harmful chemicals. It's non-hygroscopic, anti-microbial & anti-fungal.

  • Acoustic & thermal insulator

  • Multiple densities for different applications 

  • Environmentally responsible

  • Mold, mildew, and fire resistant

Sizes

ReCore® is available in a variety of thicknesses from 1/4” to 2” and in both quarter and full (48”x96” & 24”x48”) sheets. It is available in all white or black faced white.


Densities

ReCore® is available in:

  • 1/4” - 10 pcf & 6 pcf

  • 3/8” - 10 pcf

  • 1/2” - 9.4 pcf, & 4.5 pcf

  • 3/4” - 6.0 pcf 7/8” - 6.0 pcf

  • 1” - 6.0 pcf, & 3.0 pcf

  • 2” - 6.0 pcf, & 3.0 pcf


Frame - 1/4" or 1/2" THICKNESS

With our By the Square Foot Tackable & Acoustical Fabric Wall Finishing  System you can choose from 1/4" or 1/2" panel frame thicknesses. Each is suitable for a wide array of applications.

1/4" Frame is a more economical choice with less wall protrusion. Great for printed graphics, residential and marine applications. Provides a padded wall effect when used with 1/2" backing.

1/2" Frame is our most popular choice. It is great for virtually any application and works with a wide array of fabrics. Our 1/2" Frame is available in a Square, Beveled, Low-Leg or Side-Load profile.

Multiple frame profile options available.

fs100 half inch frame by fabricmate

HEIGHT: 1/4" or 1/2"

1/4" or 1/2" Frame is ideal for tackable applications, offering excellent tackability and wall-protection.


EDGE PROFILE: Square

The square profile produces clean, crisp joints and edges. 


LOAD: Front-Load

Front-loading frame can be placed up against almost any surface including walls, door moldings, etc.


USAGE: Edge & Joint

Can be used as both a perimeter and intermediate(mid-wall) frame with any 1 inch substrate.


COLORS

  • natural

  • black

DESCRIPTION

Durable PVC Track for use in Fabric Wall Finishing


SOLD IN

5’ Lengths


Installation

Mountable with

  • Drywall Screws

  • 18 Gauge 1/4" Full-Crown Staples

  • Adhesive

Customization

Easily cut with:

  • 180 Tooth 10“ Plastic Weight Chop Saw

Composition

100 % Durable PVC


Dimensions

5’ x 0.5” x .75”


Weight

0.6 lb per 5’ stick


Disposal

Fully Recyclable


Handling

Safe To Handle


Fire Rating

ASTM E84 Class A


VOC’s

< 0.1%

SOUNDSENTINEL OpTION

SoundSentinel adds an extra layer of soundproofing under your stretched-fabric wall panel to prevent the transmission of sound coming from the opposite side of the wall. This lightweight mass loaded material helps block voices and other airborne noises from adjacent rooms to create a serene and enjoyable living space.

SoundSentinel Sound Barrier 1 lb/sq ft Density - Rolled

REDUCES DISTURBANCES FROM AIRBORNE AND IMPACT NOISE IN:

  • Commercial & Residential Construction

  • Multi-family Living Units

  • Hotels

  • Bedrooms

  • Music Rooms & Home Theaters

  • Conference Rooms & Privacy Protected Areas

SOUND TRANSMISSION: ASTM E90-02 (SAEj1400)

Passes min. STC 26 


FIRE RESISTANCE: ASTM E119 08

Passes 1 hr. test*


FUNGAL & ALGAL GROWTH: ASTM D3273, ASTM G21

No growth


*Behind minimum 3/8" gypsum

COLORS

  • Availabe in Black only

DESCRIPTION

Lightweight mass loaded mold and mildew resistant material that blocks sound transmission between surfaces 


SOLD IN

4 ft. wide rolls


Installation

Attach vertically at top with

  • Drywall Screws

  • 18 Gauge 1/4" Full-Crown Staples

Customization

Easily cut with:

  • Utility knife

Composition

100 % Mass Loaded EVA Material


Dimensions

4' wide x varying length, 0.10" thickness


Weight

0.92 lb/sq. ft. (nominal)


Disposal

Fully Recyclable


Handling

Safe To Handle


Fire Rating

ASTM E84 Class 1*


VOC’s

< 0.1%


*Behind minimum 3/8" gypsum

COMMON LAYOUTS

single planel in a classroom with students

SINGLE PANEL

Skill Level: Beginner

Used to create this 2'x8' (16 Square Foot) Layout: 

• 2 1/3 Yards of Parallel 'Tempura' Fabric

• 16 SqFt 1" Roxul Backing

• 18 Linear Feet 1" Square Front-Load (FS150LF) Frame

vertical three band in a living room

vertical three band

Skill Level: Intermediate

Used to create this 8'x12' (296Square Foot) Layout: 

• 11 Yards of Tango 'Jungle' Fabric

• 120 SqFt 1" ReCore AcoustiMax .75

  Backing

• 65 Linear Feet 1" Square Front-Load (FS150LF) Frame

full wall with seam in an doctor's office

FULL WALL WITH SEAM

Difficulty: Intermediate

Used to create this 12'x20' (240 Square Foot) Layout: 

• 14 Yards of Tango 'Jungle' Fabric

• 240 SqFt 1" ReCore AcoustiMax .75

  Backing

• 85 Linear Feet 1" Square Front-Load (FS150LF) Frame

horizontal three band flex-frame in a teacher's classroom

horizontal flex-frame three band

Difficulty: Advanced

Used to create this 12'x20' (240 Square Foot Total) Conference Room Layout: 

• 14 Yards of Closed Circuit 'Squash' + 'Deepwater' Fabric

• 240 SqFt 1" ReCore AcoustiMax .75 Backing

• 85 Linear Feet 1" Square Front-Load (FS150LF) Frame with FS150LF Flex-Frame

roller tool rolling fabric in a fabricmate panel

INNOVATIVE AND VERSATILE
With a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors available, the possibilities are endless. 

FRAME outlines and frames the shape of the panel or wall, holding the fabric in place and protecting the edges with a high-impact polymer frame.

BACKING fills the frame and covers the wall, absorbing reverberated sound, providing impact-resistance, thermal insulation, and a pinnable bulletin-board like surface that's perfect for tacking up photos, documents, and more.

FABRIC 
is stretched over the backing and held taut by the frame allowing the panel surface to spring back when struck, effectively mitigating visible damage.

GALLERY

We're Here To Help

WE'RE HERE TO HELP

Fabricmate® has been training contractors since 1989 - at no charge! We host 1/2 , 1, and 2 day sessions every month in our workshop. Be the next fabric wall finishing installer in your hometown. Contact Us for more info. 

Available on Demand

AVAILABLE ON DEMAND

Our system components are always immediately available. While advance notice is always appreciated, we maintain full inventories of all our products. No more long order lead times. Change order are easily accommodated. 

Wall Finishing Redefined

WALL FINISHING REDEFINED

The Fabricmate Wall Finishing System is the perfect alternative to paint. It is high-impact, offering superior wall protection. It absorbs reverberated sound to significantly improve acoustics. By design it mitigates visible damage, lasting far longer than painted walls while greatly reducing maintenance costs. 

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?