A cleanable, waterproof fabric ideal for human service organizations
Choose a cleanable vinyl fabric perfect for contract and commercial projects. Contract grade vinyls are for use in high traffic areas. For example vinyl seating is predominant in restaurants and offices. Some offer a special antimicrobial/antibacterial protection, and anti-stain finishes. Many meet many flame retardant specifications.
- Liquid repellency against incontinence or other liquid penetration
- Stain repellency
- Available in variety of solids and patterns
- Highly durable
- Easy to clean and disinfect, often are bleach cleanable
- Available in faux leather texture
- Less pliant than woven and Crypton© fabrics
- 3 year fabric warranty
Vinyl upholstery combines two separate synthetic materials. The fibers of the upholstery are constructed from strong polyester fibers. First, the fibers are coated with vinyl. The coating is polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and plasticizers (phthalic acid). Second, this vinyl melts onto the surface of the fibers. Finally the melted vinyl seals the fibers closed making a virtually waterproof surface that is still flexible and tough.
Non PVC vinyl fabrics are also available. They are gaining popularity in the furniture market.
How to Clean Vinyl
Vinyl upholstery is easy to clean and maintain. This makes it the answer for situations where cleanliness is a top priority. Most vinyls can be cleaned with a water/solvent mixture or are bleach cleanable. Vinyl may crack over time, and the manufacturer recommends using a clean water rinse after cleaning to ensure no cleaning residue is left.
For specific information about cleaning your fabric choice, please refer to the manufacturer website or on the back of the fabric card.
Choose from the Fabric Library
To select a vinyl fabric from the hundreds available, just visit the Butler Fabric Library. You are sure to find a selection for your project. The library features collections that offer versatility, heavy-duty performance characteristics, and affordable solutions.