Originally Posted by Blackdevil77
Has anybody here installed or use acoustically transparent stretch fabric on their ceiling in their theater room? I can't find much on it, but it doesn't seem complicated. You install a track around the perimeter of the room, and stretch the fabric and use a took to secure it to the channel around the perimeter. I want to do this in my theater room to conceal treatments and atmos speakers. Where's a good place to get this stuff and is it something you can DIY?
I had a stretched fabric ceiling installed when I renovated my living room for home theater duty. Easily one of the best decisions I made in the whole design!
First, I chose a beautiful brown fabric that went nicely in the room and which, being fabric, is more non-reflective than even dark paint.
So it really works with a projection set up to combat light reflections from getting back to the screen.
Further, we were able to hide more room acoustic treatment behind the stretched fabric (we did a sort of build-down of the ceiling to accommodate both the pot lights and hiding acoustic material at strategic places).
When installed it looks perfectly smooth and flat. You wouldn't know it was fabric unless you looked really closely or were told about it. It's been great for movie watching and room acoustics.
I'm throwing in a photo where you can glimpse the ceiling.
(As for recommendations, I initially looked in to doing it myself but not being a handy-man I had a local company specializing in the treatment install for me).