Types of Finishes

Due to the way our skilled technologists blend chemical treatments we can offer finishes with the desired properties our customers require, this allows our clients fabrics to be found in an extensive list of end use applications.

Specialised Finishing

  • FR (Flame Retardant) Backcoating

    • Domestic FR backcoat to meetfurniture andfurnishingsfire safety regulations.
    • Contract FR backcoat to meet non-domestic specification.
  • Tumbleasy

    • The combination of natural shrinkage and resin enables fabric to be washable to around 3% shrinkage, ideal for washable loose covers and curtain fabrics

Regular Finishing

  • Stain resistant
  • Anti-pill
  • Shower proofing
  • Resin Anti-microbial
  • Softening/stiffening
  • Improved abrasion
  • Petrol repellent
  • Heat setting
  • Anti dust mite
  • Anti fray

We are always happy to work with our customers to develop new treatments and processes to produce new custom finishes, if you would like to know more please contact us.


For more information on each of these finishes please contact H & C Whitehead, details supplied on the Contact us page.

Coating our upholstery fabric with flame retardant backcoating

With a wide variety of applications we can meet our customers specific requirements such as flame retardant coating for domestic and contract fabrics.

Ensuring all our upholstery fabric is flame resistant to British Safety Standards

Consistency of finishing is vital so in order to ensure quality is maintained we carry out rigorous in-progress testing

Ensuring each batch of fabric is colour consistant