• Ribsy
  • Ribsy
  • Ribsy
  • Ribsy
  • Ribsy
  • Ribsy

Color Guide

209 Bordeaux 102 Kirsche 201 Rot 125 Tomate 179 Hellrot 180 Terracotta 173 Mango 105 Rost 116 Orange 131 Honig 274 Senf 384 Lind 378 Oliv 732 Farn 377 Maigrün 713 Kiwi 343 D’Grün 448 Moos 345 Pazifik 548 Türkis 312 Lagune 308 Petrol 686 Enzian 282 D’Blau 533 Indigo 540 Ozean 626 Azur 272 Royal 286 H’Blau 284 Himmel 613 Gletscher 437 Aubergine 242 Pink 503 Magnolie 250 Trüffelbraun 497 D’Braun 220 Rehbraun 385 Schlamm 415 Schilf 331 Sahara 160 Beige 150 Weiß 110 Rohweiß 100 Wollweiß 411 Alpaka 200 Natur 190 Natur-meliert 408 Taupe 175 Graphit 425 Taubengrau 423 Hellgrau 170 Asche 426 Schwarz 300 Anthrazit


Just like its name, Ribsy wallcovering has a deep ribbed texture created with thick wool felt strips oriented on edge in alternating heights. This acoustic tile-based system creates wall-to-wall installations with subtle color variation between felt strips to create rich depth and texture. The easy-to-install tiles are available in almost fifty colors of natural 100 percent wool felt on a cork backing. The tiles provide a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) of 0.35 to work its sound-softening magic in any space.

  • Designer Submaterial
  • Content 100% Wool Design Felt + Cork Composite Backing
  • Tile Thickness 5/8 in (16 mm)
  • Tile Size 2’-0” x 6” (61 x 15.2 cm)
  • Color Option 1-Color
  • Stocking Program Colors 150, 160, 170, 175, 312
  • Stocking Program colors are available in 1-Color option only and ship within 3 business days from receipt of valid purchase order, subject to inventory availability and payment terms. Standard Colors are made to order and certain lead times will apply.
  • Trim Option End-of-Run Trim
  • Durability Contract or residential
  • Maintenance Vacuum occasionally to remove general air-borne debris. Should soiling occur, spot clean with mild soap and lukewarm water. Avoid aggressive rubbing as this can continue the felting process and change the surface appearance of the felt. Refer to 100% Wool Design Felt Maintenance + Cleaning for detailed care instructions.
  • Lead Time With the exception of Stocking Program Colors, tiles are made to order and certain lead times will apply
  • Environmental 100% Wool Design Felt is 100% biodegradable and Cork Composite Backing is 93% pre-consumer recycled content
  • Contains no formaldehyde, low VOC, no chemical irritants, and free of harmful substances
  • Cork composite backing is GREENGUARD-certified
  • Contributes to LEED©
  • Installation Tiles attach to a wall surface using a heavy-duty wallcovering adhesive. Tiles may be trimmed to size with a utility knife.
  • Custom 2-Color or more per wall must be quoted
  • Variation Wool felt is a natural material and color variation and inclusions of natural fiber on the surface are evidence of the 100% natural origin of the material. Since Ribsy is constructed with felt strips turned on edge, color variation will be more extreme and is part of the design intent of the product. Shade variation will be very noticeable on the installed product and cannot be more uniform.


Submaterial principal David Hamlin studied fine art at University of Colorado Boulder, leaving in 1989 to explore the design opportunities of the Pacific Northwest. For the next twenty years he embraced magazine cover illustration, furniture design, retail and merchandising design and finally entrepreneurship with the launch of his first company in 2001. Established in 2006, Submaterial relocated to the American Southwest and has enjoyed extensive success including a 2014 Interior Design Best of Year Award for the Figure No. 2 wallcovering.


  • Acoustics ASTM C 423: NRC – 0.35, SAA – 0.37
  • Colorfastness to Light Class 4–5 (40 hours)
  • Colorfastness to Crocking Class 3–4 (wet), Class 4–5 (dry)
  • Environmental Oeko-Tex© Standard 100 Certified Product Class II (100% Wool Design Felt)
  • FSC (Forest Stewardship Council®) Certified (cork composite backing)
  • Meets VOC test limits for the CDPH v1.2 method (100% Wool Design Felt + cork composite backing)
  • Flammability Test reports available upon request