Why Sunbrella for Healthcare

Sunbrella Contract fabrics stand up to the unique challenges of high-traffic spaces in healthcare settings.

When you choose Sunbrella Contract fabrics, you are choosing trusted fabrics engineered for the most demanding spaces with the highest levels of performance and design. 

There are many products that have tried to imitate the performance Sunbrella Contract offers with a “good enough” performance fabric. However, none of these products offer the proprietary formulation, cutting edge innovations, and extensive styles and textures of Sunbrella Contract. Sunbrella Contract fabrics are the complete performance standard, with best-in-class strength, cleanability, color retention and comfort.   

Strength that lasts– Sunbrella Contract performance fabrics are engineered to last. Our fibers are mold and mildew resistant, stain and water resistant, and designed to stand all the tests of time. Sunbrella Contract fabrics meet the ACT Voluntary Performance Guidelines for use in high-traffic public spaces, including High Abrasion, Flammability, Wet Dry Crocking, Colorfastness to Light and Physical Properties (Pilling 3+, Breaking Strength, Seam Slippage).  

Easy to clean and sanitize – even with bleach Sunbrella Contract performance fabrics are easy to clean–and bleach cleanable if needed–while maintaining the strength and integrity of the fabric. This makes it much easier to meet the hygienic needs and requirements of stricter environments, such as healthcare.Many performance fabrics are simply regular fabrics with a protective surface finish. Complete performance does not rely on a finish which can wear off. Sunbrella Contract engineers performance into the core of each fiber, including stain-resistant technology.  

Color Stability + Indoor/Outdoor Performance: Sunbrella Contract performance fabrics are made with solution-dyed acrylic. Our fibers are saturated with color and UV-stabilized pigments before they’re spun into yarn–meaning the pigment goes all the way through the fibers and the color stays true over time. This unique process makes Sunbrella Contract performance fabrics inherently fade resistant, UV protective and durable to the core; maintaining color and quality through wear or exposure to outdoor elements, as well as cleaning.  

Comfort & Softness: With Sunbrella Contract performance fabrics, exceptional comfort and unmatched durability go hand in hand. Our complete performance makes Sunbrella Contract fabrics tough enough for the outdoors, and soft and cozy for indoors. Sunbrella Contract performance fabrics include many different weaves and surface textures, still meeting the overall intention: long-lasting softness and comfort. Our yarns have softness and durability woven into each fiber, which makes Sunbrella Contract performance fabrics perfect for creating comfortable spaces.

Beautiful patterns for a range of spaces– clinical settings and performance needs don’t have to mean clinical appearances and/or compromising on design vision 

  1. Add serenity and comfort to waiting and care rooms  
  2. Add vibrancy and fun to dining and recreation spaces  
  3. Provide the comfort and feeling of home to long-term care facilities 

And with the Sunbrella Assure technology: durable, water repellant performance with an environmentally-conscious and fluorine-free fabric technology. Whether the project is designing waiting rooms, senior living residences, doctor offices, or dining rooms, Sunbrella Assure delivers protection against water-based stains without the use of fluorine. Sunbrella Assure can give designers peace of mind that they are contributing towards a healthy and sustainable space for places that need an extra touch of care.  

  1. Fluorine-free stain resistance  
  2. Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) Compliant- Meets HHI goals for safer, healthier environments while giving commercial designers more sustainable alternatives for healthcare projects. Healthier Hospitals strives to motivate healthcare organizations to commit to goals of integrating more sustainable practices through collaborative initiatives. 
  3. Abrasion Resistant- Sunbrella Assure contributes to the durability of the fabric for high-traffic environments, so the fabrics can resist up to 100,000 double rubs. 
  4. Sunbrella Contract fabrics with Sunbrella Assure are available through our partners Standard Textile, CF Stinson

Explore + sample Sunbrella Contract fabrics for your next healthcare project on Material Bank now.