What is EasyHang™?
It is an exclusive Zenna Hospitality product that saves shower curtain installation time. Our EasyHang™ shower curtains have built-in rustproof hooks so the curtain installs in your shower in an instant, with no other hooks needed.
What is an ultrasonic hem and what are the advantages?
An ultrasonic hem is a method of finishing the edge of a fabric that overcomes the disadvantages of a stitched hem. A stitched hem creates a fabric pocket that takes longer to dry and is therefore prone to mildew and mold growth. An ultrasonic hem eliminates this pocket and dries faster which inhibits the growth of these elements. Our ultrasonic hemming also has a more tailored contemporary appearance that complements any room design.
What is GSM?
The weight of a textile item is frequently expressed in terms of metric in grams per square meter (gsm). This is the weight of a piece of fabric that is cut 1 meter by 1 meter square. This measurement is used so that weights are correctly compared by using the same size piece of fabric every time. Fabric weight can also be expressed as ounces per square yard (oz/yd2). 100 gsm is the same as 2.95 oz/yd2
What is the difference between water resistant, water repellant and water proof?
Water resistant is able to resist the penetration of water to some degree but not entirely. Water repellent is not easily penetrated by water. Sometimes this is a result of being treated for this purpose with a surface coating. Waterproof does not allow water to pass through or be absorbed by the textile.
What is RPET?
This is sometimes referred to as rPET, RePET or similar. The “r” stands for ‘recycled’ and PET is ‘Polyethylene terephthalate’, or commonly known in fabrics as polyester. PET is also used in things like water bottles. RPET helps the environment by taking used plastic items like water bottles, chops them into little pieces that are melted to remove the PET which is then made into polyester fibers to weave fabric. A great sustainable solution that helps clean up our planet and help to reduce our carbon footprint!
What is the difference between PEVA and vinyl?
PEVA is polyethylene vinyl acetate and is commonly used as an alternative for PVC or polyvinyl chloride which is commonly referred to as ‘vinyl’. PEVA is eco-friendly, contains significantly less VOCs (volatile organic compounds) than PVC and is chlorine free. PEVA does not have any noxious fumes or off-gassing that might create an unpleasant odor.
What is a jacquard weave?
A method of weaving in which the weaving equipment raises or lowers individual yarns at specific times permitting the weaving of intricate patterns. The versatility greatly increases the type of patterns possible.
What is a dobby weave?
A dobby loom creates limited size, geometric figures woven into fabric as a regular pattern. These can be plain weaves, sateens, squares, stripes and other similar simple patterns. The name derives from old weaving where a ‘Dobby Boy’ sat on top of the loom and drew up warp threads to form a pattern, a job which is now performed by machines.
What is the difference between a dobby and jacquard woven fabric?
A dobby is a woven fabric such as a plain weave or sateen or a simple pattern whereas a jacquard can be an intricately woven pattern.
What is the difference between Reactive and VAT dyeing?
VAT dyeing is used to dye cotton and has higher color fastness than REACTIVE dyeing.
What is faux leather? Leather vs Faux Leather?
Faux leather, sometimes called artificial or synthetic leather, is a manufactured product that replaces real leather which comes from an animal which would be tanned and finished to give it strength and color. The advantages of faux leather compared to real leather are that it requires little maintenance, does not crack or fade easily, stains less and is easy to clean.
What components are used in your Terrazzo resin collection?
It is comprised of resin with either recycled glass or shells.
What is the difference between polycarbonate (PC) and polypropylene (PP)?
POLYPROPYLENE has excellent mechanical properties such as good fatigue resistance, good chemical and environmental stress cracking resistance, good detergent resistance, high hardness.
POLYCARBONATE is widely used for many products as its properties include excellent impact strength, heat resistance, inherent flame retardance, ease of process, and clarity.
What is the difference between PET (polyethylene terephthalate) and PVC (polyvinyl chloride)?
Both PET and PVC are used interchangeably in many products and packaging and effectively have the same durability and strength. One major difference is that PET is also a more sustainable product. PET can be recycled very easily and has been adopted for our use because of its more environmentally friendly aspects.
What is the difference between embossing and debossing?
EMBOSSING and DEBOSSING are effectively the same thing but in different directions.
Embossing is when an image or logo is RAISED above the surface so the image can be seen.
Debossing is the opposite of embossing so the image or logo is created by an INDENT into the material.
What is 304 stainless steel and what are the benefits?
304 STAINLESS STEEL is the general purpose stainless that contains both chromium and nickel as non-iron substitutes and has excellent corrosion resistance. Because of its positive attributes it is used commonly in hospitality and performs well in wet environments.
What shower rod choices are available?
Our shower rods are available in both straight and curved options. Made of premium 304 stainless steel, our rods are offered in your choice of 5- or 6-foot lengths. Curved rods are available in polished chrome or brushed nickel finishes, and straight rods in polished chrome. Curved rods add extra space in your showers.