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.
Stocking Program colors are available in 1-Color option only and ship within three 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
Custom 5-Color or more per wall is available and must be quoted
Akustika backing available to achieve NRC rating of 0.60
Durability Contract or residential
Lead Time With the exception of Stocking Program Colors, tiles are made to order and certain lead times will apply
Installation Installs in a running bond pattern and attach to a wall surface using a heavy-duty construction adhesive. Tiles may be trimmed to size with a utility knife. For wall-to-wall installations, add 15% overage. Refer to Ribsy Installation Instructions for complete guidance.
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.
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.
Environmental 100% Wool Design Felt is 100% biodegradable/compostable and Cork Composite Backing is 93% pre-consumer recycled content
Contains no formaldehyde, low VOC, no chemical irritants, and free of harmful substances
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.