Many of the fabrics we use in our upholstered fabrics are designated as waterproof by the manufacturers. Fabrics determined to be waterproof are rated using the British Standard Number BS3424, which incorporates various tests to determine the individual fabric characteristics.
These tests can be quite complex, but typically for waterproof testing, a “tube” with one end covered by the fabric, is gradually filled with water until the first signs of water seeping through the fabric become apparent. A height of 100cm is generally regarded as the minimum for a fabric to be determined as waterproof.
The fabrics we use are also, breathable, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, stain resistant and CRIB 5 flame resistant, compliant to all regulations required for commercial environments.