Commercial Upholstery Fabric

Commercial, or contract fabrics, are upholstery fabrics that are suitable for premises such as cafes, pubs, restaurants, meeting rooms, offices – anywhere outside of domestic settings.

Contract, or commercial upholstery fabrics, need to be a number of things to make them suitable for commercial settings:

  1. They need to be fire retardant to level crib 5. The Furniture and Furnishings Regulations 1988 (Fire Safety) dictates the standards for commercial and contract fabrics, and tests how quickly fire will spread on a particular piece of fabric. A higher level of fire retardancy is required for settings such as pubs, cafes, restaurants and other commercial settings, than what is required in domestic settings.
  2. Cleaning – with the rise in easy clean technologies and washable durable fabrics, the choice for commercial fabrics  is ever growing. Fabrics need to be easy to clean and a doddle to maintain.
  3. Durability – commercial fabrics need to be able to withstand some serious usage, this is where the Martindale rub test comes in. Fabrics with a higher Martindale score are much more suitable for commercial and contract settings. Any fabric with a score of 30,000 or higher will be acceptable for commercial settings.
  4. Aesthetics – last but not least, the fabrics need to be beautiful! Which is where Weave can add a little value – check our our exceptionally beautiful collections of commercial and contract settings below – perfect for your cafe, pub, restaurant or any commercial setting where you intend on making that wow factor!