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What Should You Think About When Choosing Fabrics for Your Foam Acoustic Panels

by Bessie Beck

Strategic positioning for recreational bar and restaurants is the key to profitability. These days, many bars and restaurants share commercial spaces as investors look to tap into the working-class market. However, running such businesses can be quite a challenge within corporate spaces. You are likely to get into legal suits because of the noise interference. 

Thankfully, you can install acoustic panels to contain the noise within your business space. There will be no interference. Foam acoustic panelling does a good job of containing the noise although they may not be appealing aesthetically. You need quality fabric to cover the foam panels and make them pleasant to the eye. Here's a look at the things you should consider when choosing fabric for your foam acoustic panel.

The Fabric Should Be Breathable

A breathable fabric is one that allows sound to pass through and get to the acoustic foam panel for absorption. If you do not get the breathability aspect right, the absorption performance of the panel reduces dramatically. Sound waves will bounce off the surface of the fabric and find alternatives exit options such as air ventilation channels. In the end, you will not manage noise interference effectively as you wish.

Generally, fabric fails the breathability test because of acrylic or paper backing fitted during production. The best thing is to go for unbacked fabric, which stretches extensively and allows most of the sound energy to pass through to the foam panel. When buying, blow some air through the fabric to test breathability. Open weave fabrics are also a good choice.

The Fabric Should be Functional

Bars and restaurants entertain hordes of people every day. Most people won't treat the fabric kindly as they spill drinks and food over them when they are having fun. You need something that can withstand all the rigours of a bar and restaurant. Functionality is important because the fabric should not ripple and sag after installation. It should stay in good shape. On that note, you should consider going for acrylic and polyester fabrics because they remain tight and stable even when you subject them to high levels of moisture.

The Colour of the Fabric

Most bars and restaurants have dim lighting to enhance a relaxed mood and ambience. You need fabric colours that will go well with flickering club lights and a dark environment. Bright colours such as pink and beige will offer a good counter effect to the general mood in the bar.