This is a quality curtain. Needs work like any other fabric. Used it for self made acoustic panel coating, also use it as curtain in studio. Acoustically its fine. What is not that nice is that it has a specific smell to it which will take time to get rid of. It also needs cleaning vacuuming or washing, because it emits dust. Used vacuum cleaner to remove all the dust coming off of it. It might not emit dust in the beginning but will if used as curtains and if they move.
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I found it Difficult to find any information on the proper product with the pre-purchase so I'll explain my practical experience with the curtain's acoustic, heat, light and maintenance properties.
I bought this product to be used as a room divider and to be hung against a bare, highly reflective wall. Since the cloth is so heavy, I recommend you to have a friend help you with it since it can be a pain to handle alone. When you get it into place though, it does a beautiful job at taming an echoing room. Note: This is not soundproofing. This is acoustic treatment, meaning That its job is to damp and echoing shorten the time of high sound frequencies. As with any acoustic curtains, the Diffusing effect is more dramatic if you buy an Excessive amount of cloth and hang it in a pleated continental rather than a laid out straight. If you get an Excessive amount of it, note that the fabric is so stiff and thick That a tunnel and a rod hanging method probably will not work, but the curtain will need to have eyelets or rings and similar from Which it hangs from a rod. If you use the kind of metallic pinchers found from normal window curtain rails, note that a single large piece of this curtain can be far too heavy for the pinchers to hold on to. Also, note that if you use the curtain as a room divider, it's so heavy That it will block air flow quite efficiently. Make ensure that your ventilation sources is both sides of the curtain or the curtain pulls aside when not required in order to allow the area to cool off.
Because the cloth's surface resembles felt with a fleece-like Softness, the cloth will shed a lot of tiny wool-like particles when it's new. I do not recommend using the raw cloth in a sleeping space Because it will make the air dustier faster than usual. It's great in a working or entertainment space, but you shouldnt be prepared to vacuum clean the room a bit more frequently than usual.
The cloth's surface material is a bit tricky at first, and not Just Because of the loose particles: The cloth is folded shipped to you, and it can take a lot of time for the folds to straighten out. You should NEVER use water or vapor to straighten them out Because water destroys the cloth's fireproofing treatment and sort of presses the Felty structure tight So that even when the water has dried away, it will leave a mark, an area with a more compressed surface texture than originally. Rain would do the same. To get rid of the folding marks, just hang the curtain in such a way That its lower edge does not rest onto the floor or furniture. It shouldnt weigh itself straight Eventually.
Because the surface of the cloth is designed to be uneven for the best sound diffusion, it will be a dust magnet, catching any small particles and lint That comes across. To keep the room air healthy to live in, do take a habit of Regularly vacuum cleaning the curtain's surface. This will alsó shorten the amount of dust That it naturally sheds. There are also two other ways to make it less shed: The raw cut edges will start to fray after some time, shedding a lot, so you shouldnt consider making clean, hemmed edges early on. If you're worried about the shedding and dust-gathering altogether or do not want to deal with the cloth's surface potential problems, you can use this alsó curtain as an inside liner That You cover up with some purely decorative curtain fabric. However, extremely shiny or tightly woven fabrics will reflect more, so be careful not to ruin the original diffusion curtain's purpose by picking the wrong covering.
I've had a similar curtain in black, in front of a window. These curtains block light very well, dark far better than the light ones of course. Be aware of the Fact That a black curtain will suck in a lot of heat from artificial lighting and sunlight, and it will release the heat quite slowly, like a radiator. If you need to use the curtain near strong light sources, choose a light colored one if you do not want to get absolutely boiled. This creme colored curtain makes a very nice and versatile canvas for reflecting various lighting conditions into the space. I have RGB LED lighting pointing at the curtain i.e. any color or intensity that i choose gets projected via the curtain to create Indirect comfortable mood lighting.
OVERALL SUMMARY: I'm glad about the purchase and would recommend this product to others.
PROS: ? Excellent acoustic properties ? Acts as a canvas for lighting ? Fabric's body is extremely durable and well made
CONS: ? Sheds a lot of dust ? The surface is rather high maintenance in terms of keeping it clean and wrinkle-free ? Can not be washed ? A bit Difficult to handle due to its weight
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