Do you need a textile that is both appealing and durable? Something that looks nice in all its forms and also can hold up to the wear and tear of your hotel, and it’s many demands? Then look no further than vinyl.
Vinyl is a versatile and durable material that can easily outlast even the strongest of fabrics.
What Can Vinyl Be Used For?
Vinyl is a great choice for areas where there is a lot of potential for wear and tear, such as hotels.
Vinyl can be used for upholstery, headboards, sofas, desk chairs, benches, dining chairs and much much more. That’s what makes vinyl so great. It’s a versatile long lasting textile that can be used to beautify a hotel lobby or restaurant foyer.
What is Vinyl?
Vinyl is a form of textile that sometimes can look and feel like leather. Since it is comprised of plastics, it is resistant to both moisture and humidity.
Here at PierPoint, we have two different kinds of material that we use to produce our vinyl. We have PU and PVC vinyl.
Polyurethane (PU) looks and feels like leather, without having been made from an animal. It also moves and wrinkles like leather, when tufted or folded.
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is a resilient plastic that is made from PVC resin.
PU is usually softer than PVC and feels more like leather than PVC. PVC, on the other hand, is affected by temperature more. The higher the temperature the softer PVC is; where the inverse is true. PVC does not feel like leather as much as PU does.
However, technologies have improved quality. PU used to feel much more like leather than PVC, and PVC used to be much more durable than PU, but now PU is more durable than it previously was, and PVC feels more like leather than it used to.
Each of our products has been graded at 200,000 to 500,000 double rubs. A double rub is a test to see the strength of the fabric by strapping it into a machine that essentially rubs the product, testing its durability. Anything above 30,000 double rubs has a high durability, even for the hospitality industry.
Our vinyl collection comes in many colors. We offer a wide range of fabrics and designs with matte finishes, such as pigskin leather, ostrich, and snakeskin.