Clinic By Design

Fabric: Not As Simple As It Seems

When it comes to upholstery it is a completely different ballgame in the medical world.


As you may or may not know, medical grade, or high performance fabrics are different to the fabrics you can choose from when you are shopping for a new lounge suite.


Companies such as Crypton, Instyle and Woven Image (just to name a few) have expansive healthcare ranges which are perfect for any medical clinic.

what makes high performance, medical grade fabric different and why do we recommend it?

Basically high performance medical grade fabrics are treated to ensure they can be cleaned easily when any nasty spills occur (something that is not unheard of within a medical environment).


There are of course different levels of medical grade fabric with Crypton being the highest. To be considered Crypton grade the fabric needs to meet specific fibre and construction requirements. It is then treated with stain and odour protection and are recommended in high traffic areas that are prone to spills.


Other healthcare options may not have the same structure restraints but are treated with the same or similar protection and therefore perfect for smaller clinics and specialist rooms.


So when selecting seating for your clinic make sure you take the time to investigate fabric options in order to get the product that is right for you.