Roll Up Partition Walls

When you think of being able to “roll up” something, a wall is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. It’s easy to roll up window shades, curtains, and other soft materials that hang in your home or place of business, but walls are meant to be sturdy and dependable. However, you actually can have the best of both worlds with roll up partition walls.

But if you’ve never installed roll up partition walls in your home or place of business before, you probably have a few questions. First and foremost, what are roll up partition walls? How do they work? What different types of roll up walls are available? Finally, where can you get high-quality floor-to-ceiling partition walls that can be rolled up with the click of a button?

In today’s guide, we will answer all of these questions and more, so let’s get started!

What Are Roll Up Partition Walls?

Roll up partition walls are simply dividers or partitions made of more flexible materials than traditional interior walls. This allows them to “roll up” into themselves or into a designated space in the ceiling. With a floor-to-ceiling wall partition, you get many of the same benefits as you would get with traditional drywall, without the messy, time-consuming, and costly construction. While there are many different types of roll up partition walls that have different installation processes, you can generally expect a roll up wall to be installed and ready to go in a single afternoon.

Types Of Roll Up Partition Walls

There’s a lot of disagreement about what should be considered a “wall.” However, when talking about partitions that act as temporary or permanent replacements for drywall, there are a variety of options out there. Some are more effective than others, and the type you should choose will largely depend on your budget and the needs of your space. With that said, let’s take a closer look at some of the most common and popular roll up partition walls on the market:

Roll Up Partition Screens

If you’ve ever used a roll up screen for projecting images onto a flat surface, then you’re already pretty familiar with roll up partition screens. These screens are easy to install and can be made from a variety of thin and flexible materials, like fiberglass or textiles. Depending on the model, you may get screens that attach to the floor and the ceiling, as well as those that run along a vertical track to reduce sound penetration.

However, since roll up partition screens are often less than half an inch thick with no sound-deadening material, they are mostly used for aesthetic purposes or to create an adjustable workspace. Roll up partition screens are usually budget-friendly, so they may be an adequate substitute for a traditional wall in a pinch, especially if you want to have them double as a projector screen.

Roll Up Divider Curtains

Roll up divider curtains are certainly not walls in the traditional sense, but they do offer a certain degree of separation between distinct spaces. Like curtains that you would hang in front of a window, roll up divider curtains are generally made of cloth. This can make them more aesthetically pleasing, but at a substantial cost to their functionality.

Generally, roll up curtains are only attached to the ceiling, which means that they don’t seal to the floor or even to the walls around them. This also means that sound can pass right through them, and even a slight breeze can render them somewhat obsolete. That said, if you’re just looking for a temporary, budget-friendly partition and you don’t care about sound getting through, divider curtains are a decent option.

Wooden Roll Up Doors & Partitions

Though they may not be as common as they once were, wooden roll up doors and partitions are still a viable option, particularly in residential spaces. You may have seen these types of roll up partition walls in kitchens to provide coverage between the ceiling and countertop. There are also wooden roll up doors that can serve as non-traditional partitions for relatively wide entryways, but these are less common. In any case, wooden roll up partition walls offer a bit more sound reduction than screens or curtains, but not by much. Moreover, wooden partitions may be more susceptible to wear and tear than most other types of partition walls.

Metal Roll Up Dividers

Metal roll up dividers are most often used in commercial or industrial buildings. They can serve as temporary partition walls or large bay doors. These often look and function much like a garage door, rolling upward and along the ceiling, rather than contracting into a more space-efficient roll. That said, metal roll up divider walls are very strong and durable, and often provide a very small degree of sound reduction. The principal downsides are that metal partition walls are not as visually appealing and can be loud while opening or closing. This makes them less adaptable to different environments.

Mounted Retractable Walls

Lastly, mounted retractable walls are generally the most versatile and effective type of roll up partition wall, particularly if you want to combine quality aesthetics, substantial sound reduction, and mechanical retraction. Retractable walls are similar in design to screens, but they are made of much thicker composite materials and, when completely extended, they are sealed on all sides. This ensures that you can use your mounted retractable wall to create a quiet, private space in your home or business with just the click of a button.

The Tudelü Ceiling Mounted Partition Wall

Are you looking for a partition wall that doesn’t need to be rolled up or rolled down manually? Do you want something strong, durable, and able to stand the test of time? Finally, are you in need of a partition wall that looks great and keeps out sound and distractions? If so, Tudelü has a variety of customizable walls to choose from.

At Tudelü, we offer four distinct types of walls that cater to your budget and needs:

  • Closure - The Closure wall is our thinnest and smallest design, making it perfect for those areas of your home or office that you simply want to close off from time to time. Like all of our mounted retractable walls, the Closure model also gives you four unique finishes to choose from.
  • Private - The Private mounted partition wall offers greater sound reduction with a 4-inch thick material and a 36 STC sound barrier rating — the same you would get with standard drywall (without insulation). This is ideal for creating study rooms, seasonal guest rooms, or any other area where you want a bit more privacy.
  • Secluded - The Secluded partition wall is a step up from the Private model when it comes to sound reduction. With a 40 STC sound barrier rating, you get a superior sound reduction, equivalent to standard drywall with insulation.
  • Mute - If you want to completely soundproof a room or area in your home, the Mute mounted partition wall is the perfect solution. This roll up wall offers unprecedented soundproofing, with a 48 STC sound barrier rating.

We hope you enjoyed our guide on roll up partition walls! Are you looking for a high-quality retractable wall to put in your home or place of business? If so, be sure to reach out to Tudelü today!