fabric information

Fabric quantities required are on the Price List and are based upon plain fabrics only with a 137 – 140 cm width. For different widths, pattern repeats or the use of more than one fabric, please check with the showroom for the quantities required per design.

Fabrics must be suitable for upholstery (n.b not silk) and we recommend a minimum rub test of 15,000.

The Dining Chair Company accepts no responsibility for the suitability or condition of fabric supplied to us by customers. We cannot guarantee detection of any fabric faults and assume quality control has already occurred prior to our receiving the fabrics.

The Dining Chair Company is responsible for the fire safely of all the chairs leaving our workshops. All must pass FR regulations. Most fabrics require the use of a fire retardant barrier cloth with some requiring backcoating where an interliner will not suffice. All fabric suppliers can confirm what their fabrics require. If, at the point of order, the fabric is not confirmed, the cost of the barrier cloth will be added to the invoice and if necessary the cost deducted from the balance invoice.

Fabrics which are exempt: real leather, 100% wool and 100% linen ONLY.

All designs can be upholstered in leather and the number of hides required will be advised per size of hide (standard 5 sqm/55 sqfeet) and per design. Please note that small hides may require stitching together resulting in additional seams visible around the chair.

Order of fabrics for practicality:

  • Faux Leather – completely wipeable
  • Real Leather – wipeable but porous so will soak some liquids especially oil
  • Faux Suede – mostly cleanable
  • Heavily Textured Linen – will hide most marks
  • Lightly Textured Linen – marks will show
  • Fabrics with no texture (satin/wool) show dirt quickly
  • Velvet