Amazing Fabric that will Bring Value and Security to your Home
Window treatments are the last piece of the puzzle when designing our homes; we use them to make the desired mood in the room and to create a barrier between our homes and the outside world. Curtains and blinds provide privacy and give a sense of comfort, control light and glare, and act as additional insulation.
When it comes to textile materials from which sheer curtains or drapes are made of, there is a big difference in performance and characteristics.
Alluring traits of natural materials such as linen and silk, perfectly complement both traditional and contemporary interiors with their elegant appearance. The smooth surfaces of the fibrils on silk reflect light at many angles, giving it a sheer natural effect; while linen emits airy and cool effect which makes it perfect for roman blinds and panel curtains. The downside of natural fabrics is their delicacy; they should be carefully maintained and dry cleaned. For this reason, natural fibres are often mixed with synthetic fibres (PES) which results in a natural looking material that is more resilient and easier to maintain.
However, sometimes not even mixed materials nor durable synthetic materials, cannot endure harshest weather conditions to high sun exposure. Regular Blackout drapes tend to quickly show signs of damage and allow sun rays to enter through its cracks.
Thanks to the modern technology development, today we have artificial materials that imitate natural fabrics, both in texture and appearance, making it extremely difficult to tell the difference, even by touch, yet, their performance and durability are outstanding. This new generation of high performing materials in the long-term is the most cost-efficient curtain solution in hot destinations such as Queensland, Australia. On the other hand, maintenance is easy as a breeze with these fabrics as they do not require ironing and can be machine washed.
One of such highly developed fabrics is Trevira CS, an inherently flame-retardant polyester with a strong environmental profile due to its permanently flame-retardant properties.
Unlike fabrics that receive a surface treatment at a later stage, the flame retardant agents are firmly anchored in the molecular chain of Trevira’s fibres and filament yarns and cannot be removed or worn out. As a result, Trevira CS offers long-lasting security.
The flame retardant Trevira fibre ensures that Trevira CS furnishing materials satisfy all relevant international fire protection standards. In the case of fire, curtains and upholstery made out of Trevira CS will remain intact. Furthermore, Trevira CS is certified to the Oeko-Tex 100 Standard (product label for all types of textiles tested for harmful substances ).
For this reason, Trevira CS is predominantly used in hotels, healthcare facilities, and other public spaces. Complete interior furnishings can be executed in Trevira CS and these improve protection against fire both in public buildings and in private homes. All this can be achieved with no compromises in terms of comfort.In hospitals the demands are even higher, as fabrics must be easy to clean, they must last a long time despite frequent washing, and be suitable for sensitive skin conditions. Thanks to all before mentioned characteristics as well as the endless array of designs of sheer curtains, drapes and upholstery, Trevira Cs is a perfect fabric for residential spaces. Moreover, among the range of blackouts on the market Trevira CS Blackout Curtains are a favourite choice in design-conscious homes.
Author: Petra Bezic