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Wall Protection - Use Your Own Fabric with ReCore® Backing - By the Sq Ft (Min. Purchase - 32 sq ft)

Get FREE GROUND SHIPPING within the U.S. when you order more than $1,000.00 of this product!

Start enjoying the benefits of Fabric Covered Walls with our easy to configure By The Square Foot wall finishing system that uses your own fabric.
• Choose from the following Frame/Backing options:
- 1/4 inch Frame + 1/4 inch Slim-Line® Backing - good wall protection with tackability and less wall protrusion at an economical price
- 1/2 inch Frame + 1/2 inch MaxTack® Plus Backing - better wall protection plus tackable & acoustic performance as well
• Use your own fabric to complete the installation. Whether you want a subtle, medium or flashy look - it's your choice!
• Still undecided? Order a sample board before you buy. Scroll down for link.
• Please note - ReCore® backing may be shipped in 2 ft x 4 ft sheets
• Minimum purchase per order - 32 square feet

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per square foot


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FREE GROUND SHIPPING within the U.S. on this product when you order more than $1,000.00.

After checkout a consultant will contact you to finalize your order. Feel free to send additional information such as door, window and outlet measurements and photos showing your full wall or room to as this will help us provide you more efficient assistance.

BTSF RETURN POLICY: Fabricmate's By The Square Foot (BTSF) system can be returned for a refund (minus a 20% restocking fee) if the entire system is returned to us within 30 days of purchase in new, unused and uninstalled condition. Partial returns of individual system components and components that have been used, altered or previously installed will not be accepted. Customer is responsible for any return shipping charges.

lady doing homework with a fabricmate tackboard panel behind her


BACKING: RECORE® (1/4" or 1/2")

Don't worry about the details of purchasing separate elements (Frame, Backing, and Fabric) and trying to decide which ones will be best for your desired look and functionality. We have made it incredibly simple to get everything you need, priced by the square foot. Pick your functions & fabric, 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 fabric wall covering and buy By The Square Foot. Simply measure your wall or the panel area you desire to cover, pick your functions & fabric, and order! 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.

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frame installation by fabricmate


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


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

fabric installation by fabricmate


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


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.



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 should be durable, able to withstand impacts and suitable for high-traffic areas when used with our wall protection 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 an impact-resistant shock absorbent backing which makes it perfect for wall protection applications. It also is highly tackable and offers moderate acoustics. 

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

Applicable Standards


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


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.


ReCore® is available in:

  • 1/4” - 10 pcf

  • 1/2” - 9.4 pcf

  • 1/2" - Rolled 1.0 oz

  • 1” - 6.0 pcf, & 3.0 pcf

  • 1" - Rolled 2.0 oz

  • 2” - 6.0 pcf, & 3.0 pcf

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

With our By the Square Foot Wall Protection 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. Suitable for low-profile wainscoting and chair rails. 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 and is great for creating high impact wainscoting, chair rails and other wall protection panels.

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.


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.


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  • black


Durable PVC Track for use in Fabric Wall Finishing


5’ Lengths


Mountable with

  • Drywall Screws

  • 18 Gauge 1/4" Full-Crown Staples

  • Adhesive


Easily cut with:

  • 180 Tooth 10“ Plastic Weight Chop Saw


100 % Durable PVC


5’ x 0.5” x .75”


0.6 lb per 5’ stick


Fully Recyclable


Safe To Handle

Fire Rating

ASTM E84 Class A


< 0.1%


single planel in a classroom with students


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 panel 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


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

full wall with seam in an doctor's office


Difficulty: Intermediate

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

• 14 Yards of Tango 'Jungle' Fabric

• 240 SqFt 1" ReCore AcoustiMax .75


• 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

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.

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


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


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


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.