Vinyl is a high tech fabric well suited for commercial furnishings in hotels, waiting rooms, offices, conference centers, and municipal buildings. Vinyl fabrics offer some unique features over woven fabrics – one of which is that they can be formulated into an endless array of colors and shades, which make them a favorite of interior designers.
If you are thinking about using these fabrics for furniture upholstery, here are some of the benefits you can expect:
However, as with most materials, designers and specifiers should pay attention to fabric grades and buy from quality-conscious manufacturers or dealers. The following are some of the qualities of a trusted fabric supplier:
Of course, you’ll want to contact the supplier to ask questions about their products and services. Look through their online galleries to get a feel for what they carry. In addition, look for important fabric testing and safety standards such as GreenGuard Indoor Air Quality certification. Every product certified by the GreenGuard Environmental Institute has been tested as to its impact on indoor air quality. Norix supports efforts by the GreenGurad Environmental Institute and only carries vinyl fabrics which have been tested and certified. You can view the certificate for the Norix line of vinyl fabrics (by C.F. Stinson, Inc.), by visiting the GreenGuard product list.
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(We found this information in an article on ezinemark.com and added some of our own findings about vinyl upholstery.)