Frequently Asked Questions

About Tekloom

What is Tekloom?

Tekloom is a high-performance fused textile. A woven textile is chemically bonded with the durable components of a coated fabric to create an innovative fused textile.

Is Tekloom a woven or coated fabric?

Tekloom is a new product category, a hybrid of a woven textile and coated fabric.
It combines the aesthetics of woven textile with the high-performance characteristics of coated fabrics to create a fused textile.

Is Tekloom a performance fabric?

Yes. Tekloom is a high-performance fused textile. Tekloom is ink and stain resistant, impermeable to liquids, bleach cleanable, and passes a wear test of over one million double rubs – making it suitable for all high-traffic, performance applications.

How is Tekloom different from other performance fabrics?

Tekloom is engineered using a new technology to chemically bond together a woven textile with the high-performance characteristics of a coated fabric –creating a durable and beautiful textile.

Other competitive products treat the existing textiles with a top-coat finishing and provide a liquid barrier to protect the foam underneath, not covering the most important woven textile itself. Tekloom is engineered to have these performance attributes on the surface to enhance the lifespan and durability of the product.

Almost all other stain resistant textiles use PFC based temporary liquid repellant treatment, allowing for everyday use to wear away the protective coating. Tekloom is carefully engineered to include the performance attributes when created, enabling the performance characteristics of the textile to uphold for the lifespan of the product.

Why is Tekloom not a finish?

Tekloom is an engineered textile combining a woven product with the durable components of a coated fabric. Unlike a finishing that is only applied to the top coat of a product, Tekloom fuses together the two products to create a new, high-performance textile.

Is Tekloom appropriate for high traffic applications?

Yes. Tekloom is ideal for high-traffic applications due to its performance characteristics. Abrasion test results concluded no visible changes to the fabric after 1 million double rubs. Tekloom is also ink and stain resistant, impermeable to liquids, and bleach cleanable – providing an upholstery product for today’s rigorous, high-traffic environments.

What are the key characteristics of Tekloom?

• Abrasion: Passes over 1 million double rubs (Wyzenbeek)
• Has a Graffiti-Free® top layer - Ink/Stain Resistant
• Bleach Cleanable – (In addition to a wide range of cleaners that can be used)
• Impermeable – Prevents stains/spills from entering the textile layer.
• Environmentally Friendly – Meets healthier hospitals initiative, Cal prop 65, Cal-01350.

Why is Tekloom Graffiti-Free®?

Tekloom has a built-In Graffiti-Free® layer. This top layer adds an extra protection to ensure that the final product is ink and stain resistant.

What is Graffiti-Free®?

Graffiti-Free® is the industry’s first ink and stain resistant coating applied to the face of the fabric to act as a protective layer.

How do you clean and care for Tekloom products?

No complicated cleaning procedure is required for Tekloom. All you need is a dry towel and water to clean everyday stains. A standard eraser can be used to remove stains that spill in-between the crevices of the woven product. Water based or alcohol based cleaners can be used to help get the toughest stains out.

What cleaners can I use on Tekloom?

Tekloom was tested with a variety of healthcare cleaners. Please refer to the Cleaning Guide for the detailed list of approved cleaners.

Can Tekloom be disinfected?

Yes. This product can be disinfected with a 10:1 bleach dilution of water/bleach. Apply the solution using a misting spray bottle and gently scrub the affected area with a sponge or soft bristle brush. Allow the mixture to linger for the time specified by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Avoid soaking the seamed area to prevent the bleach from penetrating thru the protective layer.

Is Tekloom environmentally friendly?

Yes. Tekloom is an environmentally friendly textile and is free of PFC (perfluorinated compounds), FR (flame retardants), anti-bacterial, DMF/PVC/Phthalates, and Red List chemicals. Tekloom complies with Prop 65, California 01350 VOC Standard, and the Healthier Hospitals Initiative. Tekloom also meets all healthcare facility requirements and is Kaiser Permanente compliant.

What environmental testing does Tekloom pass?

California 01350 VOC Emissions Standard.

What is TPE?

TPE stands for Thermo Plastic Elastomer. Due to Tekloom’s thermoplastic properties, the two components (woven and coated) are fused together, creating one intertwined entity.

Is Tekloom impermeable to liquids?

Yes. Tekloom is impermeable. Tekloom has a protective barrier on the surface to protect the product from stains and spills.

Do I need a moisture barrier with Tekloom?

No. Tekloom is manufactured to include a moisture barrier on the surface, making the product impermeable, and prevent moistures, spills, and stains from entering the textile layer and foam underneath.

Does Tekloom contain PFC?

No. Tekloom does not contain PFC (Perfluorinated Compounds) – a group of specialty chemicals that are harmful to the environment.

Where is Tekloom made?

Tekloom is made at a vertically integrated facility in South Korea.

Where can I purchase Tekloom?

Tekloom is available through authorized distributors.

Can I make custom designs and colors with Tekloom?

Yes, custom Tekloom designs and colors can be made with 100 yards minimum. Please reach out to customer service for more information on how our design team can work with you.