Designer's Spotlight on Fabrics & Upholstery
Fabrics and upholstery add to your hotel’s design by bringing softness and comfort to the space. They also keep the architectural space from feeling too cold and offer an opportunity to add color and patterns. In this post, you will learn how Innvision Design Studio thinks about fabric and upholstery selections. You’ll also discover why we’ve chosen to highlight Crypton for your next hotel project.
Hotel Fabrics & Upholstery
When selecting fabrics and upholstery for your hotel, they must perform, maintain, and look good!
Residential fabrics are very different from commercial ones, which must endure more traffic and use. Hotel fabrics need to perform at the highest level through the wear-and-tear of a high volume of guests, spills, potential impacts from weather and climate, and more. These materials must maintain their color, shape, and texture over time. Finally, these fabrics must be attractive, tie in with your hotel’s design, and meet brand standards.
Hotel brands have minimum performance criteria for fabrics and upholstery. These include minimum double rubs, backing, water absorbency, and stain resistance. As designers, we ensure that what we select for our clients meets or exceeds these requirements. After all, any products that don’t perform or need to be replaced prematurely end up costing hoteliers more down the line to replace them.
Fabrics and Upholstery Spotlight : Crypton
Crypton is a textile producer that offers beautiful, high-performance fabrics while promising to “continuously innovate the highest-quality fabric protection with the absolute lowest environmental impact.” Crypton is an integral fabric barrier product that allows hotel fabrics to last.
Strength and cleanability are priorities when selecting hotel upholstery. Crypton fabrics are rigorously tested to ensure durability over time, and our clients report excellent results in their highest-trafficked areas.
In alignment with their promise to have the lowest environmental impact possible, all Crypton fabrics are now 100% free of PFAS (Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) as of October 1st, 2022. Now, Crypton products will feature their proprietary PFAS-free technology for stain-, moisture-, and odor-resistant fabrics that are safe for your hotel guests and employees.
How to Select Fabrics and Upholstery for your Hotel
Our experts at Innvision Design Studio recommend working with an experienced designer who has your best interests in mind. Establish and share your budget early so you can trust your designer’s suggestions and help them make the best selections that still fit within your financial parameters.
To get your project completed as soon as possible, start early. Designers, fabric and upholstery producers, and other manufacturers are experiencing longer lead times these days that can affect when soft goods are able to ship. If you’re ready to get started, contact us today! We’ll be happy to help.