Is Your Ceiling Fabric Fire Protected?

Fire prevention in public spaces has recently received increased attention.  When choosing a fabric for ceiling draping it is important to recognize whether the fabric is fire protected.  Fabric is fire protected when it is inherently flame resistant or it has been treated with a flame-retardant chemical.  Inherently flame resistant fibers are materials that have flame resistance built into their chemical structures.  The actual structure of the fiber itself is not flammable.  With fabric that is not inherently flame resistant, a flame-retardant chemical can be applied at the Mill or by a flameproofer.  Before you buy fabric make sure the product you are buying is fire protected.  If the product description does not disclose that it is fire protected, be sure to ask if it is before you buy.

All four of the fabrics FabricDraper.com offers, Poly Silk, Poly Organza, Nylon Sheer and Nylon Tulle, are inherently flame resistant or have been treated with a flame-retardant chemical at the Mill or by a flameproofer.

6 thoughts on “Is Your Ceiling Fabric Fire Protected?

  1. Looking to swag colors in the ceiling of our afterschool room (gym) at our pre school. Just getting started, any suggestions?

    • Thanks for your inquiry. Since it is a school gym you may want to consider bright and bold colors; red, yellow, green, blue, purple, orange etc. Our poly silk fabric colors are very bold. It has a nice sheen which makes the colors standout. Our poly pongee fabric also hangs very nicely and is less expensive than the poly silk however, the colors are more muted.

  2. Looking to drape a barn for wedding, working on a budget and have no idea what the best fabric to use. Plan to do curtains for barn entrance then swags for ceiling coming down the walls. I believe the ceiling its 14ft. but could be higher. Tulle seems to transparent and satin too fancy. I would like some light to go through but not much. I was thinking of muslin fabric or mosquito netting but there are so many varieties that I’m lost. Any help would be appreciated.

    • I apologize for the not seeing your inquiry earlier. Did you succeed with your draping or do you still need some input?

      Thanks

        • Hi Rosie,

          You might want to take a look at a poly blend fabric we carry called Pongee. It is a translucent fabric, meaning you can not see objects behind the material however it allows some light to pass through the fabric. It is lightweight and is easy to work with. The colors are more muted than satin and it does not have the satin sheen. It is a certified inherently fire resistant fabric.

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