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Understanding Noise Levels

“Sound energy” or sound pressure level (SPL) is measured in decibels (abbreviated dB).
Our definition of noise can change depending on what we’re focused on and what other sound energy is present in a room. When answering a phone call while someone is talking near you, you typically move away, because their competing voice likely occupies a similar frequency band as the voice you were trying to hear, making the phone call harder to comprehend. The caller’s voice didn’t get louder, but the competing sound got quieter as you moved away, allowing your brain to focus on the conversation.
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Competing sounds can create noise in our minds, but they can also clash in the air, producing noise within each other. A sound wave in motion might alter another sound wave when they cross paths. This creates “distortion” in both waves, and happens between all sorts of different frequencies. Distortion can be caused by two or more different sound sources interacting, or from the same sound source bouncing off a surface and running into itself (like a wave in a bathtub hitting the tub wall, changing direction, and crashing into the next wave behind it).
Types of Noise
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Background noise
Background noise (automobile traffic, refrigerator motors, birds, or wind) is constant or not noticeably intermittent and can help hide or “mask” other sounds to help us concentrate. With too much background noise, it becomes difficult to focus.
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Intermittent noise
Non-constant, intermittent sounds (phone calls, microwave beeps, heavy footsteps, tv/radio, etc.) are harder to tune out and can annoy us even at lower levels. Since intermittent noise often comes from single sources, it may occupy more narrow “frequency bands” than background noise which makes it easier for our brains to notice.
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Room noise (excess reverberation)
When a room contains mostly flat, hard surfaces, or is relatively empty, it often sounds “echoey” (“reverberant”). This noise shows up in audio recordings, phone conversations, and video meetings. These spaces with low background noise levels may be peaceful if you’re studying or working quietly by yourself, but as you introduce sound energy, you “excite” the room and it becomes noisy. This noise or “reverberation” is the result of sound energy bouncing off the room’s hard surfaces.
different Surfaces influence noise
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soft surfaces (Absorptive)
Softer room surfaces flex on a microscopic level when hit with sound waves and in doing so they convert sound energy to tiny amounts of heat energy in a process called “absorption” which is why acoustic tiles have the sound dampening, noise-reducing effects they do. Imagine trying to bounce a basketball on grass. The soft grass bed absorbs the energy and the basketball doesn’t bounce high at all.
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flat and hard surfaces (Reflective)
Reflective surfaces absorb very little energy. They bounce or “reflect” sound energy back into a room and the reflected sound wave is usually similar to the original sound. The listener’s ears receive the reflected sound slightly after the original sound, and if there are many flat hard surfaces in a room, this reflection happens multiple times as sound bounces off one surface and then the next. Like the visual confusion of standing in a mirror maze, reflected sounds can make their original sound sources harder to understand, often appearing as excess noise in the room.
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uneven and hard surfaces (Diffusive)
Hard surfaces with lots of variation in their shape (a well-stocked bookshelf for example) are said to “diffuse” sound energy back into a room by breaking up sound waves when they hit the rough and varied surface. Like ocean waves crashing against rocks, a large sound wave is broken up into many smaller waves and some of those smaller waves run into each other, canceling one another out in the process (providing minor sound absorption benefits). Diffusive surfaces still return a fair amount of sound energy to a room, but less of it, and the frequencies returned are more random (i.e more wide-band like background noise and thus easier to ignore). Diffused sound energy often doesn’t interfere with its original sound source as much as reflected sound energy does.
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Sound Control For Your Space
This guide explains the science behind Felt Right acoustic tiles and provides practical advice on how to help solve acoustic problems using our sound dampening tiles and other methods. We’ll cover sound and acoustics basics, how to tell if your space is too noisy, noise control, and solutions for acoustically treating the following spaces and situations:
Offices (Home & Commercial)
Offices (Home & Commercial)
Podcast/Video/Recording Studios
Podcast/Video/Recording Studios
Conference Rooms
Conference Rooms
Video/Phone Conversations
Video/Phone Conversations
Living Rooms
Living Rooms
Noise from Adjacent Spaces
Noise from Adjacent Spaces
Felt Right FAQs
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What Gives Felt Right Tiles Their High-Quality, Beautiful Appearance?

Our felt panels have a warm, wool-like appearance with durable and wear-resistant constructions. Using a high-density, engineered PET felt board, beautiful chamfered edges, and engraved patterns that reflect your creativity, we fabricate our felt wall tiles to your exact specifications. 

How Effective are Felt Right Tiles at Dampening Sound?

Felt Right tiles have an NRC (noise reduction coefficient) of .35.  That means they absorb roughly 35% of the sound they come in contact with.  Felt Right’s tiles often have a noticeable effect on your space’s acoustics, but the level they affect your sound depends on the surface.   

Will My Tiles Work With Pins?

Felt Right tiles work with pins because we make them using high-quality, dense PET felt board. The PET felt board makes them perfect for pinning and repinning as many times as you want.

What Are Felt Right Tiles Made From?

We make Felt Right tiles from 100% PET plastic. Using PET plastic improves our sustainability and reduces our environmental impact. By reclaiming at least 50% of the plastic we use from discarded water bottles, we keep four water bottles out of the waste stream with every 12x12 felt wall tile we use. 

How Do Felt Right Tiles Contribute to Healthy Indoor Air Quality?

Felt Right tiles adhere to strict quality standards and ensure our products  do not contain any red-list chemicals or materials harmful to your health . Our materials have also been tested to confirm they do not emit any harmful gasses into the places where you install your designs.

Where Are Felt Right Tiles Made?

We make our felt panels in-house in Salt Lake City, UT. Our headquarters are located at the base of the beautiful Wasatch Mountain Range,  which provide a backdrop almost as beautiful as our custom felt wall designs. 

What Are the Felt Right Tile Sizes?

Felt Right tiles come in 6 distinct sizes that are designed to work together in our Design Studio:

Square 12x12 (11 7/8 actual)
Triangle 12x12 (11 7/8 actual)
Shiplap 24x6 (23 3/4 x 5 15/16 actual)
Half 12x6 (11 7/8 x 5 15/16 actual)
Quarter 6x6 (5 15/16 actual)

Pixel 3x3

Please note that dimensions are nominal and exact dimensions are slightly smaller (for example: 12” tiles are actually 11 ⅞”). All tiles are 3/8 inches thick.

Can Tiles Be Cut on Site to Specific Sizes?

Yes, we can cut our tiles to specific sizes and dimensions using  a craft knife and a straight edge.

What Is the Tile Thickness?

Felt Right tiles are ⅜ inch or 9mm thick.

Do Felt Right Tiles Reduce Sound Transmission From or Through a wall?

Our felt tiles deaden sound transmission from nearby spaces. Multiple customer reviews highlight this benefit. However, we have not fully calibrated Felt Right tiles Sound Transmission Coefficient (STC), so we can’t accurately calculate the sound reduction range.  

Do Felt Right Tiles Meet Flammability Requirements for Commercial Applications?

Yes. Made with material that has undergone ASTM E-84 testing, our felt panels are considered a Class B material for commercial specifications.

Will Quilting Fabric Designs Stick to Felt Right Tiles Without Pins?

No. Quilting designs will not stick to Felt Right tiles without pins. However, many quilters use  pin boards to showcase their designs.

Installation & Configuration
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What Is Required to Install My Felt Right Tiles?

We use easy-installation methods for our felt tiles that only require a tape measure, level, and pencil. After aligning your first few tiles, your design should be easy to complete. Most felt wall designs take less than an hour. 

Are Adhesive Tabs Included in My Felt Right Order?

Every order of Felt Right tiles comes with plenty of adhesive tabs for installation. We also provide  a few extra just in case you lose a few.

Can I Purchase Extra Adhesive Tabs?

Yes, to purchase extra adhesive tabs, visit our Shop section.

Are Felt Right Tiles Safe For My Walls?

Yes. Felt Right tiles utilize our proprietary, paint-safe adhesive and can be uninstalled damage-free when removed properly. Upon removal, the tile is first separated from the wall, leaving the tabs on the wall surface. The tabs are then removed from the wall by rolling them off with your thumb or fingers.

How Easy Is It to Clean Felt Right Tiles?

Our felt wall panels are easy to clean and maintain. To remove dust, all you need is a vacuum wand or hose. For spot cleaning, all you need is a damp rag or household cleaner to spray the tiles and wipe them down. For high-traffic, commercial applications, you can disinfect Felt Right tiles with common cleaning products.

Can I Relocate a Tile Once It’s in Place?

Of course. We include extra adhesive tabs in all of our orders. These extra tabs let you reposition one or two tiles during the installation process. If you find you need to move more tiles, you can always order extra adhesive squares.

How Should Felt Right Tiles Best Be Positioned to Dampen Sound?

Sound waves will typically reverberate between parallel surfaces. Because of this, positioning your felt wall panels on parallel walls is most useful to interrupt sound wave reverberation. 

Can the Tiles Be Used in Ceiling Applications?

Yes, you can use Felt Right tiles in ceiling applications. However, we do recommend using Felt Right Commercial-Grade adhesive tabs to create a stronger, semi-permanent bond.

Can Felt Right Tiles Be Used in Flooring Applications?

You should not use Felt Right tiles for flooring applications.

Do the Tiles Stick to Textured Walls?

Felt Right adhesive tabs conform to most surfaces, including painted cinder block and textured walls.

Will Tiles Match if I Want to Add New Tiles to an Existing Design?

Generally, yes, however we do experience some dye-lot variation, particularly with the grey colors.

Dye-lot variations are typically not noticeable unless the tiles are placed next to each other. If you are ordering new tiles that will go next to existing tiles, you may want to just give us a quick heads up so we can help make sure you don't experience significant dye-lot issues. 

Shipping
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How Long Does it Take to Ship an Order?

Most orders ship within 1-3 days. Occasionally, lead times may extend to 5 business days for larger orders or if we’re back-ordered on a specific tile.

What if I am not 100% satisfied With My Order?

No problem. You can return your order for any reason within the first 30 days after your purchase.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes we do! You can calculate shipping rates durring your checkout.

Uninstallation
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How do I uninstall tiles without damaging paint?

There are 2 important steps to uninstalling felt Right tiles without damaging paint:

Step 1: Carefully separate each tile from the adhesive tabs. Tiles are removed, leaving the tabs on the wall surface. This is done by inserting fingers between the tile and the wall, away from the tab location and gradually applying pressure until the tile separates from tabs. Avoid pulling the tile directly away from the wall in an abrupt or forceful manner as the tile needs time to release from the tabs.

Step 2: Roll the tabs off the wall. Once the tile has been removed from the wall, leaving the tabs, then remove each tab from the wall. This is done by starting at a corner of the tab, applying pressure and rolling the tab off of the wall with your finger or thumb. Avoid pulling the tab directly away from the wall.

If you have difficulty getting the tab to begin rolling, you can use a block pencil eraser to start the process.

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