Canadian Commercial Furniture

Upholstery and Fabrics

Choose your ideal upholstery.

Canadian Commercial Furniture typically recommends performance vinyl, commercial grade polyester or Crypton 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 vinyl, polyester or Crypton 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?

This term refers to a testing method which measures the abrasion resistance of any given fabric. An upholstery is repeatedly rubbed using a mechanized arm which mimics a user getting in and out of a seat. Each back-and-forth pass is known as a double-rub. For reference, fabrics designed for domestic usage can show wear after 20,000 double-rubs or less. Some of our supplier upholsteries can exceed 1,500,000 double rubs and are designed specifically for high-traffic and healthcare applications.

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