Materials – Resources

Got questions? We’ve got answers. From glossaries to safety standards, we’ve made it easy for anyone to become a textile pro.

Learn more about all of our finish options:


WHAT IT IS: A silver ion technology-based finish that inhibits the growth of bacteria and other dangerous microbes; also suppresses the growth of harmful mold, mildew and fungus.

WHAT IT’S GOOD FOR: Perfect for healthcare spaces


WHAT IT IS: An invisible, topical finish that prevents liquids and stains from penetrating fibers of the textile; easy to clean and maintain.

WHAT IT’S GOOD FOR: Good for protecting from everyday wear + tear in most high-traffic spaces.


WHAT IT IS: A third-party certified, high performance upholstery fabric with all of the performance characteristics of Crypton® Super Fabrics and reduced environmental impact. Fluids spilled onto this finish will bead up, both protecting the product’s foam and making clean-up easy.

WHAT IT’S GOOD FOR: Spill-prone environments that could use a strong moisture barrier.


WHAT IT IS: A multi-functional, nano-technology finish that provides water and oil repellency as well as stain resistance. Reduced environmental impact thanks to zero indoor VOCs, PFOS or PFOA and SCS reduced fluorocarbon-certified.

WHAT IT’S GOOD FOR: High-traffic areas that are prone to stains.


WHAT IT IS: A nano technology-based finish that allows spills to bead up and sit on the fabric instead of soaking in and staining it; gently blot to clean.

WHAT IT’S GOOD FOR: Great for higher education spaces and spill-prone environments (i.e. collaborative spaces in corporate settings) that are constantly exposed to fluids


WHAT IT IS: Powered by Crypton®, this unique finish features a moisture-resistant top layer that prevents spills, stains, odors and dirt as well as Silver Ion Technology for microbial resistance.

WHAT IT’S GOOD FOR: Spill-prone environments or spaces that are constantly exposed to fluids.


WHAT IT IS: A protective topcoat designed to prevent the
penetration of stains—even typically stubborn stains like lipstick and ball
point pen marks. Easy to clean using with warm soapy water and clear water
rinses. (Prompt cleaning is always recommended.)

WHAT IT’S GOOD FOR: High-traffic areas that are prone to stubborn dye
stains (including denim).


WHAT IT IS: A super stain-resistant shield that combines PERMABLOK3®‘s
abrasion and bacteria-fighting performance with PERMAGUARD®‘s
protective, outer seal.

WHAT IT’S GOOD FOR: High-traffic areas.


WHAT IT IS: A protective coating for vinyl that's
engineered and tested to create a tough and effective barrier against germs,
abrasion and stains.

WHAT IT’S GOOD FOR: Perfect for
healthcare + hospitality environments.                                                                


WHAT IT IS: The latest technology in faux leather and
vinyl protection. An invisible finish engineered to inhibit bacterial growth,
fungus, mold and mildew spores. Offers stain-resistance technology that, with
proper care, helps maintain the desired surface appearance for years to come. Easy
to clean.

WHAT IT’S GOOD FOR: Perfect for healthcare environments.


WHAT IT IS: A super-antimicrobial finish thanks to SILVERGUARD®,
a silver-based chemical treatment that releases as needed; effectively controls
bacterial growth by attacking bacteria and other destructive microorganisms (even after repetitive cleanings). Also safely and efficiently diminishes
odors, promotes freshness and helps extends the life cycle of your product.
FDA approved and EPA registered.

WHAT IT’S GOOD FOR: Perfect for healthcare environments.


WHAT IT IS: A water repellent finish that reduces the risk of water or other liquids penetrating trhough the material and soiling the product's foam.

WHAT IT’S GOOD FOR: Great for higher education spaces and spill-prone environments (i.e. collaborative spaces in

corporate settings) that are constantly exposed to fluids.


WHAT IT IS: An ink-resistant
technology with a unique repel and release stain-inhibiting system. The dual-action
topcoat prevents ink and other stains from setting into the material. Resists tough food and healthcare-related stains including
mustard, coffee, red wine, iodine and blood (even after long periods of time).

WHAT IT’S GOOD FOR: Food stain-prone spaces like cafeterias, breakrooms and dining halls, as well as public spaces
where stubborn dye stains (like denim) are a concern. 



Explore our most popular textile options for healthcare environments:


  • Axis
  • Dynasty
  • Great Wall 
  • Intaglio 2
  • Isabella©
  • Moon Beam 2
  • Palatine 2 
  • Polished 
  • Silverado 2 
  • Velocity©

CF Stinson

  • Criss Cross
  • Effervescence
  • Frequency
  • Laredo
  • Lava
  • Natural World
  • Nishiki
  • Revolve
  • Ripple


  • Lariat

Mayer Fabrics

  • Key Largo

Momentum Group

  • Beeline EPU
  • Canter EPU
  • Cover Cloth 
  • Endurance EPU 
  • Eon EPU 
  • Faux Felt 
  • Silica 
  • Silica Checker 
  • Silica Compass 
  • Silica Deflect
  • Silica Etch 
  • Silica Fiona 
  • Silica Hiatus 
  • Silica Hoop 
  • Silica Kip 
  • Silica Leather 
  • Silica Reach 
  • Silica Stride 
  • Silica Tech 
  • Synergy 

SitOnIt Seating / IDEON

  • Element
  • Sili-Tex Leather
  • Sili-Tex Original
  • Slide 


  • Brisa Distressed
  • Brisa Fresco
  • Brisa Mokue
  • Brisa Orignal
  • Ultraleather Pro 
  • Ultraleather Promessa
  • Ultratech Cove
  • Ultratech Helix


To learn more about how we support the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, download our one-sheet.



The Extras

From an easy-to-use spec tool to one-on-one help from a space planning specialist, discover a toolkit of additional resources right at your fingertips.

Test drive all of our textiles with our user-friendly spec tool.

Need help with floor plans + renderings? Contact our FREE in-house space planner.

Use our NEW digital calculator to figure out exact yardage requirements.

CAL 133

Fire safety is a top priority for us. We strongly support CAL 133 standards and make it easy for designers, dealers and end users to specify CAL 133 products.

ACT Standards

The Association for Contract Textiles (ACT) has set independent guidelines for textile performance. All carded textiles from IDEON Design meet or exceed these guidelines—that's why you'll find the ACT symbols printed on the backs of all our fabric cards.