Canadian Commercial Furniture

Upholstery and Fabrics

Choose your ideal upholstery.

Canadian Commercial Furniture typically only recommends Crypton or vinyl upholstery for commercial, hospitality, healthcare and senior living establishments. Standard fabrics generally do not have the same longevity and flame or stain resistant qualities that a commercial Crypton or vinyl would offer. We work with Ennis Fabrics to provide a large range of upholstery options, but we can accommodate patterns, materials and colours from any major upholstery mill in North America.

What is Crypton?

Crypton is a name for a patented technology for the treatment of fabric to prevent it from becoming stained and to resist and inhibit the growth of bacteria. It is commonly used in the upholstery industry, and is popularly used in long term care, senior living and hospitality industries. Fabrics which are subjected to this technology are able to resist penetration by water, such that any water-based liquids which are applied to the fabric do not soak into it and do not penetrate any material underneath (such as a cushion). Crypton contains no volatile organic compounds nor formaldehyde. Crypton allows the possibility for a variety of patterns and colours, without the worry of using an inferior polyester fabric.

Why vinyl?

Environmental cleaning not only reduces the number and amount of infectious agents present on surfaces, but also prevents bacteria transfer between people. For this reason, vinyl – a material inherently resistant to bacterial growth and easily cleaned – is the ideal solution for healthcare and hospitality environments. Because many modern vinyls now have a leather look and feel to them, these upholsteries are also becoming more and more common in commercial industries. 100% vinyl products are a great match for CAL 133 tested products, providing peace of mind regarding flammability requirements and overall durability.

What are double rubs?

Double-rub is a testing method that uses a special pendulum machine which rubs back and forth over the fabric until it is worn out. Each back-and-forth pass is known as a double-rub. Domestic fabrics are usually rated at 25,000 double-rubs, so we always recommend upholsteries above this rating. Some of our supplier upholsteries can go up to 500,000 double rubs.

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