In this blog we will be covering the different lining options which are not considered in the blackout family. These linings will not insure light fastness and therefore are typically used as interlinings and/or linings at public space windows where a complete blackout scenario is not needed.
If you missed our first post on 'Blackout Lining' we definitely recommend taking a look. Once you are done because we are picking up now, right where we left off.
The other three types of lining that we offer and are typical across the industry are Delicaline, Duraline & Densaline. All three of these linings are not blackout rated linings and therefore should be used in situations that either do not call for blackout or when paired with one of the above blackout fabrics.
The Densaline fabric is the go to lining when lighting is no a concern. It is a thin poly/cotton mix, its soft to the touch and it comes in two colors; white & ivory. It would be used mostly in situations in which blackout conditions are needed. As with any lining it also helps hide seams from an outside view , creates further fullness and a finished look. This typically means we use our Densaline fabric in public area spaces.
The Duraline fabric is a close cousin to the densaline fabric. It serves the same purposes but is made of 100% polyester. The real advantages of the Duraline fabric is that because of its fabric content it typically holds up better in traffic/high use enviornments. It comes in only one color, oyster and carries a slight sheen to it.
Finally we come to our Densaline fabric. This fabric is specifically made and used for noise absorption. It feels more like a thick felt to the touch and offers a profoundly fuller, plump look to treatments in which it is used. We have seen the densaline fabric used in conjunction with a blackout lining to solve for both noise and blackout needs in guestrooms facing or immediately situated by a highway or other high volume locations.
We should note that you may hear from time to time of a drape being self-lined. This simply means that a treatment is finished on both sides with the face side of the fabric. Therefore the unfinished ‘ugly’ side is hidden within the drape. This is mostly used in situations where both sides of the drape may be visible to the public such as a pool cabana, dividing curtain, etc.
We hope that these summary statements on lining are helpful in your decision process. The keys to making a good decision is to allow the treatment area to specify your need. Does the room need to have blackout capabilities? In that case choose either 2-pass or 3-pass? Are you only needing to cover an unfinished side of an overdrape fabric? Well then use one of the 3 D’s fabrics or selfline.
You can see our full collection of fabrics on our collections page. As always if you have any questions we are always here and always willing to answer your quest