JA Felt

Sound abatement / Thermal properties

Felt can be fabricated into aesthetically beautiful sound abatement treatments for walls, ceilings, and windows for commercial or private use.

Current architectural styles frequently overlook the effect of sound reflection and reverberation created by hard surface building materials i.e.: glass, cement and metal. As a result, interior spaces can be cold, noisy and unfriendly - both visually and aurally. Creative applications of JA Felt on interior walls, ceilings and surfaces can provide significant sound absorption and thus dramatically improve the acoustic nature of the environment.

Felt is the original 'green' fabric, offering a wide range of frequently overlooked benefits.

These hard surface materials also contribute to another often unrecognized energy disequilibrium phenomenon. Interior/exterior walls typically remain considerably cooler than room temperature due to thermal conduction and radiation when outside temperatures are considerably lower than interior temperatures. The cooler exterior walls create a net thermal radiation sink, requiring the ambient air in the room to be warmer to enable occupants to feel comfortable. Consequently, energy requirements increase to maintain a comfortable environment.

Less energy is required to keep interior spaces at the same thermal comfort level. Wool, a natural insulator and a material with lower emissivity, provides better radiation equilibrium, allowing a lower interior air temperature to be maintained for the same comfort level.

Felt sound abatement treatments can be designed to disappear into the interior space, or be an intentionally designed artistic enhancement. This cross - collaborative approach can actually reduce costs by allowing budget dollars from two areas to be consolidated into one.

What makes wool felt a "green" fabric?

  • Completely renewable

  • Inherently flameproof

  • Biodegradable

  • Helps sustain a traditional way of life in the US and other wool producing countries

  • Minimal waste in production