acoustic
cardigan
ACOUSTIC
WALLCOVERING
WEIGHT 24 oz/ly (744 g/lm)
WIDTH 52" (132 cm)
ROLL LENGTH 33 linear yards (30 meters)
FIBER 100% recycled polyester
RECYCLED CONTENT 74% - 100% post-consumer (Eco-fi™
polyester), remaining fiber is pre-consumer (polyester)
BACKING Fused polyester
THICKNESS 0.17" (0.42 cm)
ABRASION RESISTANCE ASTM D4158: meets requirements
FIRE TEST ASTM E-84 Tunnel Test: Class A, flame spread 10, smoke developed 95 (test procedure is comparable to ANSI/
UL 723, NFPA 255 and UBC 8-1)
ANSI/UL723 Tunnel Test: flame spread 15, smoke developed 85
CAN/ULC S102 Tunnel Test: flame spread 16, smoke developed 5
NFPA 265 Corner Burn Test: meets requirements for flame spread, smoke developed and flashover
COLORFASTNESS
AATCC-16 Colorfastness to Light: Class 5, 100 hours
AATCC-8 Colorfastness to Wet & Dry Crocking: meets requirements
MOISTURE REGAIN ASTM D2654: meets requirements
PERMEABILITY ASTM E96 Water Vapor Transmission Rate: meets requirements
TENSILE STRENGTH
ASTM D1682: meets requirements
ASTM D2646: meets requirements
SOUND ABSORPTION ASTM C423 Reverberation Room Method: noise reduction coefficient (NRC) 0.15, sound absorption
average (SAA) 0.17
CONSTRUCTION WASTE MANAGEMENT Recyclable through reclamation
ADDITIONAL PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES
Antimicrobial additives
Covers concrete block with proper preparations
Holes disappear once tacks are removed
Manufacturing materials recovery and reuse program
Minimal static-generating propensity
Reduces noise
WARRANTY Product is certified to be free of manufacturing defects for a period of two years from date of purchase when
installed according to manufacturer’s installation instructions
© 2013 Wall Source LLC
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cardigan recycled content
Eco-fi™ is a high-quality polyester fiber made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. The amount of Eco-fi
post-consumer content vs standard polyester pre-consumer content varies by SKU for this wallcovering. See below for a
guide of the recycled content breakdown by SKU.
SKU #
Post-consumer %
(Eco-fi™ polyester)
Pre-consumer %
(polyester)
ACA-01
74%
26%
ACA-02
100%
0%
ACA-03
100%
0%
ACA-04
86%
14%
ACA-05
100%
0%
ACA-06
80%
20%
ACA-07
100%
0%
ACA-08
100%
0%
ACA-09
100%
0%
ACA-10
100%
0%
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cardigan installation
MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING Structured acoustical wallcovering, made with face fibers of polyester, will stay attractive and
serviceable with regular vacuuming. Most spots and stains will disappear when treated with mild detergent or cleaning
solvent.
MATERIAL Carefully inspect all shipments. Check and examine material. We cannot be responsible for any imperfections
after goods are cut.
Before cutting, be sure the pattern and color are satisfactory. Installer assumes all responsibility for goods after cutting.
No claims will be allowed for labor. All returns must have prior Return Authorization Number and are subject to a
restocking charge. All requests for returns must be made within thirty (30) days of ship date.
WALLS Walls are to be structurally sound and free of dirt, grease and markings. All markings which cannot easily be
removed should be sealed so that “bleeding” through the wallcovering shall not occur. Although it is not necessary for the
installation of acoustical wallfabric, sealed walls, especially on newly installed drywall, could facilitate future removal of
wallcovering and lessen damage to walls.
INSTALLATION Apply a premixed, heavy-duty, clear vinyl wallcovering adhesive directly to the wall, allowing it to dry
overnight.
Cut material to desired lengths, allowing for top and bottom trimming. This material is not factory trimmed. It is necessary
for the hanger to cut a straight edge. All edges must be butt joined.
Material is designed to be dry hung. Do not use a pasting machine. WALLCARPET SHOULD BE HUNG STRAIGHT UP...
DO NOT ALTERNATELY REVERSE STRIPS. Apply a second coat of undiluted adhesive to the wall, allowing it to dry to its
maximum tackability without it being overly dry. (IMPORTANT!!! ADHESIVE IS READY MIXED AND SHOULD BE USED
AS IT COMES OUT OF THE BUCKET. DO NOT MIX WITH WATER AND DO NOT PASTE THE BACK OF THE
WALLCOVERING.)
Be careful not to get adhesive onto the face of the wallcovering, as it cannot readily be removed. Should adhesive get onto
the face, it is best to allow it to dry and flake it off with a stiff brush. Do not attempt to wash affected areas, as this will
only serve to dilute the adhesive and spread it over a wider area.
Install three strips and inspect all for color, uniformity, and correctness of application. If satisfactory, proceed with work.
As work proceeds, small areas (3 strips) should be inspected so that there are no more than 3 strips in question at any
time. If anything goes wrong, STOP WORK IMMEDIATELY and contact your nearest representative for inspection.
All seams shall be vertical and only full widths of material should be applied for the most satisfactory installation. Headers
over doors may cause shading. All seams shall be at least 6 inches away from inside or outside corners.
APPEARANCE Due to the lustrous pile of this sculpted pattern, perfect seams and shading cannot be guaranteed.
Needlepunch nonwoven textiles have a “nap” that can reflect light in different ways, based on the angle of the light
source to the material. Shading is normal and part of the aesthetic beauty of the finished product. In no way are these to
be considered as defects.
For best results, it is recommended that a qualified textile installer be employed.
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cardigan cleaning
All wallcoverings are subject to soiling and wear and require a regular program of maintenance.
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE Vacuum with an upholstery attachment or use a soft nylon brush for removal of dry dirt and grime.
Common commercial stains such as scuff marks, heel marks and soiling often can be removed completely with a dry
brush.
STAIN REMOVAL OR SPOT CLEANING Because polyester fiber absorbs virtually no moisture, spots and stains stay on the surface
of fibers and can be easily removed. For best results, follow the steps listed below. Always treat stains promptly when
possible.
1) Spots from dust and other loose particles should be removed from the fabric surface by use of a commercial vacuum.
2) Brush dry stains off with a soft nylon brush. Many times this will be all that is necessary to get a good result.
3) Blot wet stains with a clean, absorbent cloth to wipe away as much as possible.
4) If stain is not removed, use a cloth and warm water, and a soft brush if necessary, to loosen the stains. Brush in both
directions working outside in and use a minimal amount of water to avoid saturation.
5) If stain is not removed with warm water, use a common detergent with warm water, brush if necessary. Avoid
saturation. Rinse with warm water and blot the area dry with a clean, dry cloth to prevent resoiling.
* Most stains, such as coffee, cola, ketchup, mustard, washable ink, carbon black, etc. can be removed 100% by utilizing
either step four (4) or five (5).
6) If stain is still not removed, most likely it is an oil-based stain. Some examples are: permanent ink marker, shoe polish,
lipstick, hair dye, paint (oil), make-up, furniture polish, nail polish, etc. Commercially available cleaning solvents or even a
strong bleach solution may be used to loosen the stains from the surface of the fiber.
Again, apply with clean cloth or soft brush (possibly diluting with water); use sparingly to avoid saturation to the wall. Rinse
with water and blot the area dry.
Note: With solution-dyed fiber, bleach and other harsh cleansers will not affect the fiber’s color or performance.
7) Any of the aforementioned steps may be repeated as often as necessary for complete removal of stains.
It is permissible to use the hot water extraction method of stain removal on this wallcovering. This method will give an
excellent result.
This information is presented as a guide to the care and maintenance of this wallcovering. It is based on the best
information available at the present time and is subject to revision as additional knowledge and experience becomes
available. No guarantee of results and no responsibility is assumed whatsoever in connection with this information.
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cardigan cleaning
STAINS AND SUGGESTED CLEANER
1 = Water
2 = Detergent solution (carpet/upholstery cleaner)
3 = Detergent/ammonia solution (3-6% use with rubber gloves)
4 = Volative type solvent
5 = Paint/oil/grease remover
6 = Undiluted white vinegar
7 = Denatured alcohol
8 = Vacuum
Beer2, 6Oxalic1
Berry Stain3Iron Rust1
Blood3Linseed Oil
4
Butter4Lipstick5
Carbon Black2Milk2
Ketchup 2Mucilage1, 3
Citric Acid1Mustard2
Chocolate2Nail Polish
4
Coffee2Oil2, 4
Cola Drink
2
Paint (Latex)
2, 5
Crayon5Paint (Oil)2, 4, 5
Egg2Rubber Cement
2, 4
Furniture Polish
2, 5
Shoe Polish
2, 4, 5
Grape Juice2Tea2
Gravy2Urine2, 6
Ink (ballpoint-India)
2, 4, 5
Vomit
1, 2, 6
Ink (washable)
2
Water Colors
1, 2, 6
Copy Toner (powder)
8 then 3
Wine
2, 6
Permanent Marker
7 then 3
NOTE: Chewing gum, candle wax or similar waxy substances may be removed by rubbing the spot quickly with ice so that
the material becomes brittle and then blot dry. The brittle substance can then be picked off the wallcovering. Follow with
a solvent cleaner as needed. Pilling or fraying from excessive abrasion can be removed by shaving with a standard, very
sharp shaving razor.