How is Stretch Fabric Installed?

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Undergoing a home renovation project can be a thrilling and creative experience (who doesn’t love a little refresh?), but it can also be time-consuming and stressful. Often, renovations require tough decision-making, significant financial investments, and complicated coordination to keep things going smoothly. Doing your research is one of the best ways to relieve the stress of the process. With a little bit of digging and determination, you can find the best solutions for your home renovation that are high quality, cost-effective, and low hassle.

If you decide that a stretch fabric ceiling or walls are the best options for your home renovation, you’ll probably want to know some logistics. We’ve created a simple guide to show you the step-by-step process of how we install stretch fabric so you will have all the information you need to remain worry-free throughout your home renovation project.

1. Choose Your Fabric

Nuwalls Hawaii offers endless possibilities for your stretch fabric needs. We are proud to be Hawaii’s exclusive provider of both CLIPSO and Novawall stretch fabric options. Once you decide which brand of stretch fabric will suit you best, you can customize the material in various ways to achieve your desired results. 

Lighting preferences, acoustic needs, the colors and prints of the fabric, the shape of your space, and the location of installation all play a role in your fabric choices. Feel a bit overwhelmed by all of the options? Don’t worry; our Nuwalls team of experts can help you find the perfect stretch fabric for your renovation goals.

2. Prepare Your Space   

Lucky for you, this step is easy. Some types of home or ceiling renovations, such as plaster or popcorn ceiling removal, will make a mess and require you to move all of your furniture out of the room to make space. 

With stretch fabric ceiling installation, you’ll only have to make enough room for a ladder. There is no extra setup or clean-up necessary.

3. Install Profiles

The next step is when you get to sit back and relax. Our expert team at Nuwalls Hawaii will take care of the tricky work of installation. First, we will identify spaces we need to leave in the ceiling for lighting and ventilation. Next, we will install the profile (i.e., an aluminum track) by precisely lining it up and neatly drilling it to your ceiling or walls. The profile will be the base for your fabric.

4. Stretch the Fabric

Many stretch fabrics require heating to achieve their maximum stretch capacity before being installed into the profile. CLIPSO fabric, however, can be installed at any room temperature. Our Nuwalls Hawaii professionals will carefully stretch your fabric ceiling by tucking it into the aluminum track, starting with the corners, to achieve a perfectly smooth surface. Our team will then cut out custom holes for your fixtures, if necessary.

5. Ensure Cleanliness

Finally, to wrap up the job, the Nuwalls team will thoroughly examine the entire ceiling or wall for any blemishes or imperfections. They will delicately clean the fabric with a damp cloth and mild cleaner to ensure your stretch fabric is in tip-top shape and ready to wow anyone who comes into your home or business.

Stretch fabric is a safe, cost-effective, aesthetic, and convenient solution for your home or office renovation. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of stretch fabric in your home and the customization options available through Nuwalls Hawaii, check out our website.

How to Use Stretch Fabric for Unique Lighting Displays

Lighting can completely change the atmosphere of a room. Whether it’s a little mood lighting for a romantic dinner or a vibrant color-changing fixture for a party, lighting is what sets the tone of any home or business. 

Stretch fabric is unique among ceiling solutions in that it provides the opportunity to be backlit. Stretch fabric can accommodate all of your lighting needs from elegant and simple to dramatic and eye-catching. 

How It Works

With a choice between several fabric translucencies that create a varying light effect, we can create remarkably rendered sources of light throughout the room. Our certified experts simply install an aluminum track onto your ceiling and stretch your fabric of choice around the track. You can choose to either have your light sources behind the stretch fabric or, if you would like your lights to be exposed, we can create cutouts to perfectly fit the fabric around your lights.

Simple Lighting

If you want tasteful and appealing lighting in your business or residential to remodel, look no further than stretch fabric. By evenly placing LED or fluorescent lights behind your fabric ceiling, our installation team will create a perfectly smooth and clean ceiling with aesthetic lighting. Stretch fabric over light sources ensures that the light is evenly dispersed and completely glare-free for your ultimate comfort. This kind of ceiling provides a relaxing atmosphere fit for your every need.

Artistic Lighting

Painting a wall is great, but with stretch fabric, you can achieve truly stunning and unique designs. You can combine any shape, any size, any texture, and any print to create a stunning original masterpiece for your home or commercial space. Nuwalls Stretch Fabric is completely customizable. If you want a modern and trendy texture or a vibrant and funky print, we can make it happen. Nuwalls Stretch Fabric uses professional, top-of-the-line screen printing to achieve any kind of pattern that you desire. Adding backlight to an interesting design can elevate the look of your home or business to a new level. 

Easily Change Your Look

Let out your inner interior designer! Now is the time to make a bold move with your home remodel or office design. Since the fabric ceiling is simply fitted over a track, it allows you to keep things interesting by easily changing out your fabric whenever you feel like an update.

Changing your lighting out is a breeze as well. The tracking system has removable panels for easy access to your lights. If necessary, alternative options such as a detachable lightbox can be installed for ultimate ease of use.

If you have a home remodel or commercial remodel on the horizon, and you want to make a true statement piece, stretch fabric is the way to go. The endless possibilities enable you to fulfill your dreams for a stunning design or simply to create a warm and welcoming environment. 

Nuwalls Hawaii is the sole provider of Nuwalls and Clipso stretch fabrics on the Islands. If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of stretch fabric or get started on a project, contact us today!

Stretch Fabric vs. Wallpaper

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What’s Best for Your Home Remodel?

Let’s face it. If walking into your living room feels like you time traveled back to the 1970s (ahem, popcorn ceilings), a home remodel might be in order. 

Modernizing your walls or ceiling can effortlessly elevate the style of your home. But what’s the best option for your space? Whether you are looking for a fresh modern print or an elegant and simple white, here’s four reasons why you should consider stretch fabric instead of wallpaper:

1. Fully-Covered Textures

If the goal of your home remodel is to cover up outdated wall textures, wallpaper is likely not the best choice for you. Applying wallpaper over a textured surface can prove tricky. If you are not careful, the texture will show through the paper. The paper will require more starch in order to adhere to the wall correctly. Additionally, lining up panels can be difficult when the wall is not even.

Rather than taking the risk and hoping the wallpaper application is successful, stretch fabric may be a better fit for your needs. Our certified professionals will expertly install your CLIPSO or Novawall stretch fabric for a perfectly smooth surface, no matter the texture underneath.  

2. Safety and Reliability

Adding patterns to walls is an easy and chic way to update a bathroom. Unfortunately, not all wallpapers mix well with water. Particularly in splash-zones (like a kid’s bathroom) or in rooms that are not well-ventilated, finding mold under wallpaper isn’t unheard of.

Luckily, many of our stretch fabric options are resistant to mold and mildew growth and are easily maintained with a mild detergent and light scrubbing. Stretch fabric has a cross weave of material that allows it to breathe, letting air and moisture pass through unobstructed and blocking any unwanted and harmful dust particles.CLIPSO and Novawall stretch fabric can safely be installed in bathrooms, saunas, pools, and other high-moisture areas.

3. Easy Removal

Styles change, and you may find yourself wanting to update your walls or ceiling again in the future. Taking down wallpaper can be a hassle and can damage the wall underneath if it is not done properly. 

Stretch fabric, however, is another story. Because the fabric is installed by stretching it around an aluminum track, it can easily be switched out for another design when you decide it’s time for a fresh look. No need to spend hours peeling every last bit of paper off the wall.

4. Additional Features

Want to really make a statement? Choosing stretch fabric allows for a variety of customization options to make your interior design dreams come true. 

The track frame enables the option of backlighting to set the tone for your space. With a choice between several fabric translucencies that create a varying light effect, we can create remarkably rendered sources of light throughout the room.

Stretch fabrics also come in a wide variety of unique sizes, shapes, cutouts, and in virtually any design that you can imagine to make your vision come to life.


Want to learn more about Nuwalls Hawaii stretch fabric options and get a quote? Contact us today.

Removing Popcorn Ceilings: DIY vs Stretch Fabric

Are you getting tired of looking up at an old-fashioned popcorn ceiling? The textured popcorn ceiling look was all the rage of the 1970s and ’80s, however, the discovery of asbestos in the paint texture and the modernization of technology has allowed us to find a safer and more suitable solution in stretch fabrics. Before you decide to try out a stretch fabric you may be wondering if there’s a way to get rid of a popcorn ceiling yourself. Check out our tips and tricks below:

First, Test for Asbestos

Houses and buildings that were constructed before 1985 have the possibility of still containing asbestos. Asbestos is a heat resistant mineral that was found to have caused numerous cases of cancer and lung disease and should be removed immediately. Even with it being banned by the government in the late 1970s, asbestos could be commonly found in paint texture through the mid-1980s.

Before you try scraping anything yourself, you should collect a sample of the paint texture by taking a small amount from your ceiling and sending it to a lab for testing. If the test comes back positive, you should contact an asbestos professional to have it removed. If the test comes back negative, you’re free to scrape away!

DIY

If your asbestos lab results return negative and you decide to proceed with scraping away the popcorn ceiling yourself, then you can proceed with these steps:

  1. Remove all furniture from the room to avoid getting anything dirty.
  2. Cover your walls and floor with plastic sheeting.
  3. Mix a solution of water and dish soap in a spray bottle.
  4. Spray solution on every 5×5 sq. ft. of the ceiling.
  5. Allow the ceiling to soak in the solution for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Scrape.
  7. Repeat!

Stretch Fabric is Mess and Stress-Free

Scraping a popcorn ceiling by hand with a spray bottle is tedious, time-consuming, and very messy. If you are looking to skip all of that mess and stress, then Nuwalls Hawaii is the solution for you! 

Nuwalls Hawaii uses stretch fabric to encapsulate the old popcorn ceiling, which will level and smooth everything out to give it a clean appearance. Using a stretch fabric not only changes the visual aspect of your ceiling with its customizable shapes and designs, but it also expands its functionality by giving you better acoustics, safety features, and backlighting options. 

Nuwalls Hawaii Stretch Fabric

Nuwalls Hawaii is a proud exclusive provider of CLIPSO and NOVAWALL stretch fabrics, and they serve as the perfect way to add both a creative and functional element to any room. Schedule a consultation to get yours today!

Stretch Fabric: The Perfect Interior Solution For Commercial Properties

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Our partner, CLIPSO offers custom-printed stretch fabric solutions for customizing and decorating your home. Reimagine your space with custom imagery with endless possibilities for back-lighting, textures, and colors. Now, we’re excited to introduce CLIPSO SO DECO, an ideal solution for large and small-scale commercial applications.

We can create a design that utilizes our deck of hundreds of images in our online gallery, or send us files of your brand, photography or images. We can print an image up to 16 feet wide by 150 feet long without any joints, or seams. We can even go larger by utilizing multiple prints to create a bigger picture.

After picture selection, choose the covering that will act as a canvas for your imagery. If you’d like to focus on the acoustics of the room, select from a range of  acoustic coverings that will absorb the sound in your building. Our coverings are also available in many translucencies that vary from 30-70% and can help illuminate your print to draw oohs and ahhs from your guests.

Examples of Stretch Fabric in Commercial Facilities

Corporate

Corporate Corridor – Wilmington, Delaware
Materials: Large-scale custom gradient print on Acoustic 495 D coverings
Installer: Master Interiors   –   Architect: Granum A/I
Project Manager: Mark Washington   –   Photographer: Jamie Spice
Image provided by CLIPSO

Educational

Secondary School Hallway – Silverdale, Washington
Materials: Custom print (school name and mascot) on Acoustic 495 D coverings with LA-53 acoustical batting in Black
Installer: SnapTex NW
Image provided by CLIPSO

Medical

Dental Office – Arlington, Virginia
Materials: 50% Translucent 308 T coverings with custom print
Installer: Unique Construction
Image provided by CLIPSO

Restaurants

Restaurant Lobby and Bar Area – Los Angeles, CA
Materials: 30% Translucent 307 T coverings with custom-print, and Standard 705 S coverings in Black
Installer: Preferred Ceilings
Image provided by CLIPSO

Ready to upgrade your business with CLIPSO SO DECO? Schedule a consultation with one of our stretch fabric experts today.

CLIPSO Adds Creative Touch To Napa Wine History Museum

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Our Partner, CLIPSO, Adds A Creative Touch To The Napa Wine History Museum

Our stretch fabric partner, CLIPSO, recently renovated the Napa Wine History Musem with the installation of unique and creatively designed stretch fabric ceilings, that otherwise couldn’t be done to this level of perfection.

CLIPSO uses only the finest materials and provides limitless combinations of fabric types, colors, patterns, textures, print capabilities, acoustics, and tack-able cores to create a masterfully-skilled, custom-printed solution that would normally involve using an extremely expensive and time-consuming painted piece.

Stretch fabrics can easily set the mood for any room. For example, CLIPSO upgraded this tasting room by adding hints of history and storytelling throughout the ceiling by printing a vintage map of Napa County, and with the additional stretch fabric benefits like it’s optimized interior acoustics, you can easily enjoy a nice glass of wine without other 1881 Napa patrons disrupting your palette. 

We are proud to be partnered with CLIPSO and NOVAWALL stretch fabrics to provide completely-customized masterpieces that are easily applied to your home or business. From adding a slight personal touch to an extensive expression of creativity, we can cover any surface of your space with our long-lasting, sustainable stretch fabric materials.

Wanting to upgrade your space? Schedule a consultation to talk to one of our stretch fabric experts today!

A Letter To Our Statewide Family

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First and foremost, we hope you are staying safe and healthy during this time. We are closely monitoring the events surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and have made the necessary steps to ensure the health and safety of the job site and our workers and are following all recommendations made by the CDC (see below).

Hand-Washing

  • Hand-washing facilities with soap are to be provided in easily accessible locations throughout the jobsite. Where no washing facilities are available, workers should be provided with hand sanitizer containing at least 60% ethyl alcohol.
  • Workers are encouraged to wash hands at breaks and as frequently as possible.

Communication

  • Signage is to be placed at the entrances to jobsites and in other prominent areas barring employees with COVID-19 symptoms, listing CDC recommendations, and encouraging good personal hygiene practices, like staying home when sick, and coughing and sneezing etiquette.

Hoists and Elevators

  • The maximum number of occupants on hoists and elevators is to be limited.
  • The hoist gate will only be opened and closed by the hoist operator.
  • Hoists and elevators are to be sanitized daily.

Social Distancing

  • All workers are to maintain six feet of separation, where possible.
  • No more than 10 people shall gather when a meeting is required, even when conducted outside.
  • Stacking of trades in the same area is to be avoided, whenever possible.
  • Items such as tools, tablets, pens, and other personal items should not be shared;
  • shared items must be sanitized between uses.

Personal Responsibilities

  • Workers with CDC designated symptoms, such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath, are to stay home and not report to work. Workers exhibiting these symptoms are to be sent home immediately.
  • In addition to other personal protective equipment (PPE), every person on the jobsite must wear safety glasses or a face shield and are encouraged to wear cloth/fabric face masks.
  • Workers are encouraged to bring their own water containers for their personal use only. Bottled water may be provided as appropriate.
  • Personal tools are not to be shared.

We are currently listed as an essential business and are open for our regular business hours while we continue to make your dreams become reality.

-Statewide General Contracting and Construction

(updated as of 4/24)