DRAPERY

DRAPERY |ˈdrāpərē| (noun) • Long curtains of high performance fabrics hanging in loose folds; adds dimension and privacy to a room. • All fabrics meet FR code NFPA 701. • Custom patterns and colors available / minimums apply. ORIGIN: Middle English (in the sense ‘cloth, fabrics’): from Old French draperie, from drap ‘cloth’ .

UPHOLSTERY

UPHOLSTERY |əpˈhōlst(ə)rē, əˈpōl-| (noun) sh • A woven textile that is fixed to furniture such as armchairs or sofas; meets highest performance standards, ensuring maximum wear and durability. • Fabrics pass California Bulletin 117 and UFAC Class 1; exceed 30,000 double rubs. • Custom patterns and colors available / minimums apply. ORIGIN: The word upholstery comes from the Middle English word upholder, which referred to a tradesman who held up his goods for sale.

SHEERS

SHEER |SHi(ə)r| (noun) • Very thin, diaphanous fabric made using thread and/or low density of knit which results in a semi-transparent textile used as curtains, which allow for sunlight to pass through during daylight, while maintaining a level of privacy and major design impact. • All fabrics meet FR code NFPA 701 • Custom patterns and colors available / minimums apply. ORIGIN: Middle English (in the sense ‘exempt, cleared’): probably an alteration of dialect shire‘pure, clear,’ from the Germanic base of the verb shine.

VINYLS

VINYL |ˈvīnl| (noun) • Synthetic plastic consisting of PVC used for covering materials, such as textiles; offering unparalleled durability and versatile distinction. • Inherently FR to meet or exceed hospitality requirements • Custom patterns and colors available / minimums apply. ORIGIN: PVC was accidentally synthesized in 1872 by German chemist Eugen Baumann.[6] Waldo Semon and the B.F. Goodrich Company developed a method in 1926 to plasticize PVC by blending it with various additives. The result was a more flexible and more easily processed material that soon achieved widespread commercial use.

ECO-VINYLS

ECO-VINYL |ˈiːkəʊ| - |ˈvīnl| (noun) • Composed of polyurethane, these products offer high abrasion resistance, excellent stain resistance and will degrade over time. • Inherently FR to meet or exceed hospitality requirements. • Custom patterns and colors available / minimums apply.

WALLCOVERINGS

WALLCOVERING |wôl| - |ˈkəv(ə)riNG| (noun) • Decorative covering for interior walls; made in long rolls, which are hung vertically, adding designer impact to any space. • All 21oz, Class II, ASTM E-84 Class A. • Custom patterns and colors available / minimums apply. ORIGIN: The main historical techniques are: hand-painting, woodblock printing (overall the most common), stenciling, and various types of machine-printing. The first three all date back to before 1700.