FABRICS FAQ : bleach cleanable fabrics


All of Brentano's bleach cleanable fabrics will have a 'B' in the cleaning code to indicate that they can be cleaned with a dilute solution of household bleach, such as Clorox, in the specified ratio. For example, "W/S/B 1:10" means that the fabric can withstand a concentration of one part household bleach to ten parts water. Many of Brentano's bleach cleanable fabrics can withstand as much as one part household bleach to five parts water (1:5), and in those cases, the higher ratio would be indicated in the cleaning code.


In order to be bleach cleanable, a fabric cannot weaken or fade when exposed to bleach. Solution dyed fibers, including acrylic, nylon, polyethylene, and polypropylene, and high-energy polyester exhibit strong colorfastness when exposed to bleach. Polyurethane-based fabrics can also be treated with a finish that enables them to withstand both bleach and high concentrations of rubbing alcohol.


Bleach cleanability is desirable for any fabric that may need to be disinfected or sterilized. The Center for Disease Control recommends a 1:10 diluted solution of household bleach for these purposes, a ratio that all of Brentano's bleach cleanable fabrics can withstand.

Many bleach cleanable fabrics have additional stain resistant finishes, antibacterial finishes, and moistures barriers such as DuraBlock and Balance Barrier. This combination of performance features makes them the standard for hospital facilities and busy restaurants.


8155 Abracadabra < bleach cleanable | cradle to cradle | eco-fabric >
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5710 Al Fresco < antibacterial | bleach cleanable | outdoor | upholstery >
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7447 Apex < antibacterial | bleach cleanable | greenshield >
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4530 Aquarelle < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | greenshield >
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8129 Archipelago < bleach cleanable | outdoor | upholstery >
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4552 Autumn < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | greenshield >
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5700 Basketry < antibacterial | bleach cleanable | outdoor | upholstery >
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7460 Big Band < bleach cleanable | upholstery >
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8144 Bungalow < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | outdoor | plush >
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6106 Calypso < antibacterial | bleach cleanable | drapery | outdoor >
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6115 Campagne < antibacterial | bleach cleanable | outdoor | upholstery >
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3911 Caress < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | faux leather >
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3936 Catai < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | faux leather >
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3959 Cavetto < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | faux leather >
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3925 City Block < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | faux leather >
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4547 Construct < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | greenshield >
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3969 D.I.Y. < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | faux leather >
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3918 De-vine < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | faux leather >
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1200 Element < antibacterial | bleach cleanable | outdoor | upholstery >
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3952 Essence < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | faux leather >
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3966 Filigree < antibacterial | bleach cleanable | eco-fabric >
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3905 Finesse < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | faux leather >
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7480 Flora < antibacterial | bleach cleanable | greenshield >
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3933 Formosa < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | faux leather >
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1180 Forte < bleach cleanable | upholstery >
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3987 Galaxy < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | faux leather >
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5808 Glaze < act facts | bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | greenguard >
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1184 Groove < bleach cleanable | nano-tex | upholstery >
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5707 Hard Candy < bleach cleanable | faux leather | polyurethane >
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3939 Heavy Metal < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | faux leather >
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7200 Hocus Pocus < bleach cleanable | crypton | upholstery >
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4550 Holbein < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | greenshield >
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6102 Hula < antibacterial | bleach cleanable | drapery | outdoor >
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5812 Isla < act facts | bleach cleanable | greenguard | outdoor >
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3913 Jetset < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | faux leather >
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1202 Keys < antibacterial | bleach cleanable | outdoor | upholstery >
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3923 Kintsugi < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | faux leather >
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3983 Komodo < antibacterial | bleach cleanable | eco-fabric >
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4910 Labyrinth < bleach cleanable | outdoor | upholstery >
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6440 Lakefront < bleach cleanable | outdoor | upholstery >
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5820 Latitude < act facts | bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | greenguard >
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5818 Longitude < bleach cleanable | outdoor | upholstery >
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5803 Majalis < act facts | bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | greenguard >
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6547 Matrix < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | incase/crypton home >
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3950 Mineral < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | faux leather >
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7207 Moxie < bleach cleanable | crypton | plush | upholstery >
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3927 Ooh La La < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | faux leather >
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3919 Paparazzi < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | faux leather >
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6110 Parterre < antibacterial | bleach cleanable | outdoor | upholstery >
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5705 Pave < bleach cleanable | faux leather | upholstery >
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5814 Peninsula < act facts | bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | greenguard >
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3920 Perspective < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | faux leather >
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5711 Plein Air < antibacterial | bleach cleanable | outdoor | upholstery >
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6576 Polka < bleach cleanable | nano-tex | nano-tex + durablock >
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1175 Presto < bleach cleanable | nano-tex | nano-tex + durablock >
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3973 Primal < antibacterial | bleach cleanable | eco-fabric >
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1554 Pullman < bleach cleanable | faux leather | ink safe | upholstery >
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6579 Pulse < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | nano-tex | nano-tex + durablock >
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7482 Rajah < antibacterial | bleach cleanable | greenshield >
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5822 Raku < act facts | bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | greenguard >
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9404 Ravenswood < bleach cleanable | faux leather | ink safe | polyurethane >
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3924 Remix < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | faux leather >
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8127 Rodez < bleach cleanable | cradle to cradle | eco-fabric >
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3825 Rose < bleach cleanable | faux leather | panel | polyurethane >
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8161 Sanctuary < bleach cleanable | drapery | eco-fabric | greenshield >
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3900 Satin < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | faux leather >
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9407 Sauganash < bleach cleanable | faux leather | ink safe | polyurethane >
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1187 Schematic < bleach cleanable | greenshield | upholstery >
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3940 Scuba < antibacterial | bleach cleanable | eco-fabric >
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6581 Solo < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | nano-tex | recycled >
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5815 Solstice < act facts | bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | greenguard >
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8123 Splash < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | greenshield >
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3954 Splint < antibacterial | bleach cleanable | eco-fabric >
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3915 Streetcar < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | faux leather >
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7458 Swing < bleach cleanable | drapery | upholstery >
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3820 Tessera < bleach cleanable | faux leather | panel | polyurethane >
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8135 Tombolo < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | greenshield >
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9409 Uptown < bleach cleanable | faux leather | ink safe | polyurethane >
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3903 Vapor < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | faux leather >
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3901 Varsity < antibacterial | bleach cleanable | eco-fabric >
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3922 Victor < bleach cleanable | eco-fabric | faux leather >
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1178 Voila < bleach cleanable | nano-tex | nano-tex + durablock >
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6105 Zinnia < antibacterial | bleach cleanable | outdoor | upholstery >
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