Special Finishes

All finishing is specified by a design professional for the explicit use of a fabric. RODOLPH acts only in the capacity of an "agent" to facilitate the processing with third party finishers.

Ordering Special Finishes

  • One additional yard should be included with your order, to cover loss of fabric during the finishing process.
  • Please allow for a lead time of 2-3 weeks for special finishes.
  • Third party finishers are selected by RODOLPH on the behalf of the designer. Charges for the processing and freight forwarding will be included on the RODOLPH invoice. Special finishes are not cancelable and non-returnable.

Prices Quoted are for:

  • Single width fabric up to 72 inches. Fabrics 16 ounces or less. Please request a quote for fabrics that fall outside of these parameters
  • Non-exotics - if you have selected a delicate fabric requiring special handling such as velvets or silks, please request a quote.
  • There is a $50 service fee per invoiced item unless finished together.
  • All stated prices include shipping to the finisher.

Please request quotes for fabrics that fall outside of these parameters.

Soil and Stain - Minimum 5 yards


Teflon/Scotchguard/Soil and Stain $3.50/Yard $100 min

Protects the fabric from both oil and water-based stains and helps to repel dust and dry soil, all without impacting the look, touch, feel, color or breathability of the fabric.


Nano-Tex $4.50/Yard $150 min

Nano-Tex is a groundbreaking new finish that bonds with the molecules of the fabric to give it a permanent spill and stain resistant surface. The molecular bonding prevents the treatment from washing out or rubbing off. It enhances abrasion on almost all textiles while maintaining the natural feel and breathability of the fabric. Environmentally, the recyclable properties of products such as 100% polyester are not compromised. More information available at www.protectbeauty.com


Medical and Institutional Facilities - Minimum 5 yards


Nano-Tex + BioAM $6.00/Yard $100 min

Nano-Tex with BioAM is a special finish which combines the high performance stain resistance of Nano-Tex with a non-leaching antimicrobial. BioAM protects against mold, mildew, fungi, certain bacteria and superbugs; reduces odors and stains caused by microbes; and remains durable after multiple washings. More information can be found at www.protectbeauty.com


Nano-Tex + Durablock $7.00/Yard $175 min

DuraBlock is durable liquid barrier that provides comfortable cushion protection combined with optimum spill/stain prevention and cleanabililty. This is ideal for seating in high-traffic areas in healthcare, institutional and educational environments. More information can be found at www.protectbeauty.com.


Nano-Tex + Durablock + BioAM $7.50/Yard $100 min

Nano-Tex with DuraBlock and BioAM adds an anti-microbial and moisture barrier treatment. This combination is the ultimate in fabric protection specifically designed for healthcare, hospitality, and other areas that require increased stain resistance.


Nano-Tex + Durablock + BioFT $8.00/Yard $200 min

Nano-Tex + Durablock + BioAM + BioFT $8.50/Yard $200 min


Fabric Backing - Minimum 10 yards


Acrylic Backing $4.50/Yard $120 min
Plus Soil and Stain $6.50/Yard $175 min

Acrylic latex coating is applied to the back of the fabric. This stabilizes and reinforces fabrics for upholstery use. Helps prevent fraying and seam slippage.


Knit Backing $6.00/Yard $175 min
Plus Soil and Stain $8.00/Yard $175 min

Cotton Polyester knit backing is bonded to the back of the fabric reinforcing silks, chenille, and other fabrics for upholstery use. Helps prevent seam slippage.


Flame Retardant - Minimum 10 yards

Fire retardant treatment can affect fabric apperance. A change of color, stiffness of hand or shrinking may result, along with a temporary odor. If you would like to pre-assess the effect of this application, we suggest a 1 yard sample be tested in advance, allowing 2-3 weeks. Please inquire for cost.
Treatments are listed by their corresponding testing method


NFPA 260/UFAC $4.00/Yard $100 min

For upholstery - measures the ability to resist ignition by a smoldering cigarette when the specimen is tested in combination with polyurethane foam cushioning. Char length and ignition/non-ignition of substrate are assessed. Must be applied prior to soil and stain application.


NFPA 701 #1 Small Scale $4.00/Yard $100 min

For vertical surfaces - measures the ignition resistance of a slightly restrained specimen when exposed to a very severe flame.


ASTM E84 Adhered $6.00/Yard $150 min

For wall application - rates flame spread and smoke index of interior finish building materials as compared to standard red oak flooring. The specimen is adhered to a substrated according to end use. For example, gypsum simulates drywall.


ASTM E84 Un-Adhered $6.00/Yard $150 min

For wall application - rates flame spread and smoke index of interior finish building materials as compared to standard red oak flooring. This method is used for materials not ultimately glued to a surface.


IMO 8.2 $6.00/Yard $150 min

International Maritime Organization - used to classify upholstery fabrics for use on commercial boats travelling in international waters. Specimens are subjected to a smoldering cigarette as an ignition source.


IMO 8.3 $6.00/Yard $150 min

International Maritime Organization - used to classify upholstery fabrics for use on commercial boats travelling in international waters. specimens are subjected to a 1.5 inch flame for 20 seconds.


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