The "grade" of a fabric or leather is used to determine pricing. The higher the grade, the higher the price.
While a higher grade often indicates that a fabric or leather is simply more expensive on its own, fabrics in particular may also be rated with a higher grade because of their patterns. If a fabric has a repeating pattern, and if that pattern is relatively large, then we have to use much more of it in order to match that pattern across sections of the furniture.
Clean codes indicate the recommended method for cleaning a fabric. They are:
Always test on a less visible section of the fabric before applying any cleaning agent to your furniture! Also, always dab gently with a clean cloth, and never wipe or soak your fabric. Click here for more information about cleaning Smith Brothers furniture.
We put all of our fabrics through extensive quality testing. Sometimes these tests reveal that a fabric may, over time, show signs of wear when rubbed together—which is what happens in certain spots on reclining furniture. In these cases, we tag the fabric as being not recommended for recliners.
This is not an assessment of the overall quality or expected life of the fabric! It is not the case that failing the recliner test indicates the fabric is of lesser quality than other fabrics; this merely indicates that the fabric will wear out when rubbed together. Stationary furniture will not create this problem.
Style #202 in fabric:
Style #5311 in fabric:
Please note that variations in your computer's display may cause colors shown above to look different than they actually appear.
Images shown here are meant to be a general reference only. Always refer to physical samples
before making any final decisions on your order.