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Mimas Acoustic Curtain Range - Absorber, Divider, Window, 2db-12DB Flame Retardant 28 Colours

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Mimas Made to Measure Acoustic Room Dividers

PLEASE READ THIS VERY CAREFULLY - WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU CHOOSE THE RIGHT PRODUCT

FEATURES - Lining OPTIONS

  • UNLINED Face Only- FOR ACOUSTIC ABSORPTION - REDUCE ECHO C Rating Absorber
  • 1 Layer Lining - 2db over a window, 10db as a room divider
  • 2 Layers Lining - 4db *(estimated) over a window 13db as a room divider
  • 1 Layer lining and face reverse - Estimated 11/12db - Decorative room divider

Direct Fabrics are specialists in contract curtains and particularly Acoustic Sound Proofing Curtains. Our range is different to the others in the market place. Our sound proof curtains are actually tested in a laboratory. We have had them tested for sound insulation (sound proofing) to 13db and also sound absorbtion (echo reduction and sound clarity), "B" rating with lining" and a C rating on its own..


All this means that you can be confident in the product. Our curtains are great at sound blocking as a room divider, but when used with double glazing to stop road noise will not be as effective due to the window doing the majority of the work and the curtain focussing on the same frequencies as the window.

Style of your room Divider

You have a choice with room dividers of how they look on the reverse. If you want the room divider to be double sided please ensure you select double sided in the lining above.






Sound Proof Curtains
Soundproof / Absorbtion

Our curtains are designed to block 10-13db and absorb sound 0.85aw (B rating) with 1 layer of acoustic lining.

Blackout acoustic Curtains
Blackout

Our Acoustic Lining is 3pass coated and will stop light entering a space or leaving a space including office lights, street lights and more

Thermal Curtains
Thermal Regulation

Our Curtains are lined with a sealed 3 pass lining that stops heat loss and heat entry.

Fabric Swatches
Beautiful High Quality Fabrics

Hotel Quality Fabric






Our Full Guide on Acoustics

This video we have put together to provide our clients with an understanding of our acoustic profits so people can see which product will work for them and what is the best option.

Understanding Acoustics - The main product discussed is the herringbone fabric








Video of our curtain working in an office

    Quite simply our product is laboratory proven and has the following features;

    • Proven to reduce sound passing between 2 spaces. It is certified depending on the number of layers up to 4db with a double glazzed window and 12db as a room divider for ENISO 1040-1
    • A decorative product, as well as a sound blocking product.
    • Hangs beautifully and works with standard curtain tracks and poles.
    • Room Divider means no other obstruction stopping sound passing between a space
    • If there is a door it will not work as well or a wall as the object is doing the work already


    Feature
    Same Curtain just tested in different situations
    Acoustic Absorption
    Room Divider
    Window Curtain
    Reduce Echo
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Block External Noise
    No
    Yes
    Yes
    Colours
    28
    28
    28
    Blackout
    95% Dimout Unlined
    100%
    100%
    Hangs as a Curtains
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    3 Heading Options - Pencil / Wave / 
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Reduce Road Noise
    No
    Yes *
    Yes *
    Flight Noise
    No
    Yes *
    Yes *
    Acoustic Absorber
    0.75AW C Rated
    0.85AW B Rated
    0.85AW B Rated
    Acoustic Insulator Sound Proof
    6DB (calculated)
    10DB
    10DB
    Improve Acoustics in Studio
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Tested With Window
    No
    No
    Yes 4db reduction
    Tested as Internal Room Divider
    No
    Yes 10/12db Lining Dependent
    No
    Compatible with Normal Pole / or divack
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes








    Frequently Asked Question About Sound Proof Curtains

    - This all depends on how your room is constructed and most importantly the windows that are in your room. If you have a draughty window made out of single glazing then our curtains will work well to reduce the sound entering and passing around the room. The curtains have been tested for sound insulation effectively sound blocking. They have been tested to 4db with a sealed double glazed window.

    Customer Review - Triple Glazed windows in a modern London apartment. Our customer has said there was a 50% reduction in the sound. Road Noise is generally low tones when on the road side, so if on a ground floor level the sound is probably entering through the fabric of the building. This means your adjustments will need to be more structural. For higher frequencies, these curtains will work well to dull the sound.

    Similar to road noise it depends on the construction of your room

    We have had customers note - they have seen upto a 50% improvement when using double glazing and our curtains. They can now sleep through the the early morning flights. Modern buildings with quality double glazing units will only see a marginal impact from the sound entering the room. Where you will notice the improvement is the sound already bounces around the space. As you are adding an acoustic absorber being the face fabric to the space, it will reduce the reverberation of the sound passing around the space.

    It is important to ensure you use a metal heavy duty curtain track. As a standard our curtains weight approx 800gms. So for a standard pair of curtains 200cm x 200cm they would weigh 8kg. These are deemed quite heavy curtains. We recommend our optimal track or our roller runner track.

    Read this carefully. There is no difference between the 2. We just like to explain the product for one use and another for a different use. The room divider curtain has been tested as a room divider so has a sound insulation of 11db varying on lining and the window curtain has been tested infront of a double glazed window so has a 4 db uplift above the double glazed window.

    When working with loud echoes in spaces it can be incredibly frustrating to stop sound reverberating around the room. This is where an acoustic curtain come in. Depending on the fabric it will have a varying effect on the amount of absorption that It takes and effects the sound passing back around the room.

    To see how good a fabric or product is at absorbing sound in a room then you need to complete the Sound absorption test EN ISO 354. This grades a product between A – E based on how absorbent a material is. When sound is projected into a room it will hit the surfaces and then it will either be transmitted through things like ceilings and walls or it will be reflected back into the room. So in a basic form, the test is how much sound is sent out will return.

    Example Imagine. 100 units of sound are sent into a room, 95 units are transmitted out of the room and then 5 are recorded back into the space.

    Thus the sound absorption coefficient is 0,95

    Sound insulation is the measurement of sound passing between 2 spaces when comparing its performance in an aperature that is open and then sealed with the test product. This is tested with ENISO 717 for acousitc insulation. This is measured in decibells and is measured to show the reduction of sound.

    Changes in STC RatingChanges in Apparent Loudness
    +/- 1dbAlmost imperceptible
    +/- 3dbJust perceptible
    +/- 5dbClearly noticeable
    +/- 10dbTwice (or half) as loud

    Sound Level DBSource Sensation
    130Jet Aircraft at 100ftPhysical Pain
    110Thunder / Artillery / DiscoDeafening
    90Loud Street / Loud FactoryVery Loud
    70Cocktail Party, Noisy Office, Average Street NoiseLoud
    50General Office, Noisy HomeModerate
    30Private Office, Quiet Home, Empty Gym,Faint
    10Russle Of Leaves, WhisperVery Faint
    0Threshold of AudibilityNil

    YES - This is an excellent use of our acoustic curtains. standard mimas fabric with acoustic lining is well suited to reduce sound passing from space to space at about 10db a laboratory environment, .

    Compared to the laboratory tests which have the fabric totally sealed you will not get a result as good as this in the real world. From our office tests and videos on youtube we have seen results of around 3db less in the real world. Going from 13db down to 10db area.

     





    Reviews

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    Customer Reviews

    The curtains are now installed and look fantastic!
    By Leki (Imported from Trustpilot)
    10 May 2022 14:52:07 BST
    Price
    5/5
    Quality
    5/5
    Value
    5/5

    Direct Fabrics were great guiding me through the measuring process and providing product details.

    The curtains are now installed and look fantastic!

    Useful expert advice before purchasing.
    By SLT (Imported from Trustpilot)
    25 April 2022 15:34:45 BST
    Price
    5/5
    Quality
    5/5
    Value
    5/5

    Useful expert advice before purchasing.

    Curtains are Great
    By Anda (Imported from Trustpilot)
    28 March 2022 13:02:47 BST
    Price
    5/5
    Quality
    5/5
    Value
    5/5

    Curtains are great! Also, communication has been really good and Lizzie was super helpful when there some problems with the delivery company.

    First TIme User
    By G Jenning (Imported from Trustpilot)
    2 March 2022 13:52:35 GMT
    Price
    5/5
    Quality
    5/5
    Value
    5/5

    As a first time user i was not sure I was measuring correctly, but they were very helpful in providing information and answering all my questions so if you are not sure just sk and they will sort out what you need

    Music Room Curtains
    By Elllmo (Imported from Trustpilot)
    16 February 2022 13:36:26 GMT
    Price
    5/5
    Quality
    5/5
    Value
    5/5

    Very very impressed with all the online assistance from ordering samples, to first measurements, to order being made and delivery.
    Very professionally made to exact dimensions. Very heavy to the feel and a dramatic improvement to the acoustics within the room and noise leakage to outside, as these were for a music studio in my garden. Highly recommended.

    The curtains are a perfect fit and nicely finished,
    By Phil (Imported from Trustpilot)
    30 January 2022 12:41:00 GMT
    Price
    5/5
    Quality
    5/5
    Value
    5/5

    The curtains are a perfect fit and nicely finished, I was surprised to find the hooks were already in place and the cords pulled and tied, so that all I needed to do was hang them up. Great job, very pleased, many thanks!

    We were looking for a large curtain to block sound and drafts
    By P M G (Imported from Trustpilot)
    26 November 2021 14:46:51 GMT
    Price
    5/5
    Quality
    5/5
    Value
    5/5

    We were looking for a large curtain to block sound and drafts for our front door. Lizzie was quick in replying to all of my questions, sent samples, and helped me decide on the finish and sizing. The curtain pole arrived soon after and the curtain a couple of weeks later. I found it easy to fit and the curtain is very well made, the fabric is very good quality, and we’re delighted with the result. I would have no hesitation in recommending this firm.

    I found it easy to fit and the curtain is very well made, the fabric is very good quality
    By PmCG (Imported from Trustpilot)
    26 November 2021 14:46:21 GMT
    Price
    5/5
    Quality
    5/5
    Value
    5/5

    We were looking for a large curtain to block sound and drafts for our front door. Lizzie was quick in replying to all of my questions, sent samples, and helped me decide on the finish and sizing. The curtain pole arrived soon after and the curtain a couple of weeks later. I found it easy to fit and the curtain is very well made, the fabric is very good quality, and we’re delighted with the result. I would have no hesitation in recommending this firm.

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    Additional Information

    Washing / Cleaning Information Face Fabric71 Degress C, Iron Low Heat, Non Bleach
    Flame Retardant Certified RatingBS5867 Part 2B
    DeliveryCurrently 3-4 Weeks. Made to Order. Order Soon to Avoid Disappointment Contact for more info
    Flame RetardantYes
    Fabric StylePlains
    Fabric Width (cm)150
    Pattern Repeat Vertical (cm)1
    Composition100% Polyester

    How to Measure For Curtains, Blinds and Tracks.



    Pen and Paper

    For recording your
    measurements.

    Helper

    Someone to assist if your
    windows are large .

    Metal Tape Measure

    As this will allow you to get a
    rigid full length measurement.





    Make sure your curtain tracks and poles are fitted in the position you want.


    Choose the type of curtains that you would like and how you want to hang your curtains. See our heading styles guide


    We recommend fitting your hardware first before measuring, this avoids any issues with not getting the perfect fit.

     

    Measure your window using our main guide. Quick summary below. Remember wave, pinch, and designer headings require slightly different measurement

    Measure in 3 places and take the shortest drop – Floors and ceilings can run out.

    Double / Triple check your measurements

    how to measure for curtains



    Choosing your Curtain Track Width

    The width of the curtain track should extend past your window this allows for the curtains to stack back away from your window and allow light in.

    Measure your recess and then add on 15cm on either side. For acoustics , we recommend further to fully cover the window and the surrounding area. In our test we added an additional 30cm to the width and also made the curtain floor length.

    Wave curtains, for every 100cm of track the curtains will stack circa *18cm

    Eyelet curtains, they will stack back circa 10cm per *70cm of track width

    Pencil Pleat will stack approx 25% of the track width. eg. 210cm track will stack 52.5%

    * all dependent on thickness of fabric



    Selecting your Curtain Drop

    Where to Measure From for Different Type of Curtains

    Type of Curtains

    Fitted On

    Where to Measure from - to desired length

    Pencil Pleat Curtains

    Curtain Track

    Top of the Track - If using a extra wide track or designer track like silent gliss metropole, then measure from the underside of the track.

    Pencil Pleat Curtains

    Curtain Pole

    Measure from small ring at the bottom of eye under the ring, this is where your curtain clips into.

    Eyelet Curtains

    Curtain Pole – Only

    Top of the pole *we add on the upstand to our curtains,

    Pinch Pleat Curtains

    Curtain Track

    The underside of the track

    Wave Curtains

    Curtain Track Designer Pole

    The underside of the track

    Acoustic Curtains

    See Heading Style of Choice above

    Same but make sure wider than normal ideally 30cm past either side and 30 above. Also to the floor.

     

    How to Measure for Blinds going Inside the Recess

    How to measure for blinds inside thet recess

    • Measure the exact width of the recess in three places; at the top of the recess, in the centre of the recess and near the bottom - then take the  smallest size.
    • Measure the exact drop of the recess in three places on the left hand side of the recess, in the centre of the recess and on the right hand side of the recess - then take the smallest size.
    • We will take one cm off the finished width size you have given us, to allow for the blind to pull up and down easily.
    • Double check your measurements
    • Cord Safety - Mounting Height - We ask for the mounting height of your blinds to allow for the cord to be 150cm off the ground. If mounting at 210cm This is what you enter in the Fitting height box. We make a deduction to ensure the cord is 150cm from the floor. Thus the cord loop will be 60cm

    How to Measure Outside of the Recess


    • Measure the recess in 3 places on the width and also 3 places on the drop. Take the widest measurement.
    • Measure the width of the actual recess plus an additional amount – Usually from 7cm-15cm whatever you think looks appropriate. This is for overlap.
    • Measure the exact drop of the recess. The blind would be fitted above the recess, so check the space above and add an amount on to the drop – usually from 7-15cm
    • These sizes you have taken will be the size of the finished blind.

    • Double check your measurements
    • Cord Safety - Mounting Height - We ask for the mounting height of your blinds to allow for the cord to be 150cm off the ground. If mounting at 210cm This is what you enter in the fitting height box. We make a deduction to ensure the cord is 150cm from the floor. Thus the cord loop will be 60cm



    Cubicle Tracks you have to measure with right angles from wall to wall where you want the track to go

    Draw your room on a piece of paper with a sky view

    Now measure from the wall to wall for straight tracks,

    L Shape Tracks Measure to a point on the floor and mark with a piece of tape. Then for the other sides measure from the other wall to that point.

    Always check for obstructions and fitting issues you may need to work around