At James Dunlop Textiles, we offer a wide range of lining options for residential and commercial settings.
Linings block the light and protect your curtain fabric and the fabric of your home interior furnishings and furniture while providing much needed heat and cold insulation throughout the year. Professionally made and installed, lined drapery can reduce window heat loss by 40-60% when closed, while also keeping out the harmful rays during summer. All year round, lined curtains are an important tool in creating a thermal insulation barrier while providing important light filtration.
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What’s the Difference?
With the developments in textile technology we now have available a range of linings to serve your particular requirements both functionally and aesthetically. Explore the different types of lining below:
One layer of coated acrylic suede compound is known as thermal lining. It involves a thermal coating being applied directly to the reverse side of the fabric to reduce the amount of harmful ultraviolet light passing through the fabric, whilst increasing the insulation. It is important to understand that a certain amount of light will pass into the room with this construction.
Three layers of coated acrylic suede compound is known as ‘blackout’ thermal lining. This process offers the same benefits of thermal lining but also totally eliminates light penetration.
Dimout / Triple Weave Lining
Unlike the coated linings above, a dimout lining is a woven construction which allows a small amount of light to pass through – hence the name ‘dimout’ as opposed to ‘blackout’. It is a popular lining in both commercial and residential applications due to its affordability, washability and noise reduction properties.
Advancements in technology have led to coated lining layers being made of a silicone compound, which has the added benefit of not eliciting or holding any loose dust as experienced with acrylic suede lining. Silicone backed lining is a coated lining product with three layers of silicone on one side. This product is also washable, making it easier to maintain, and comes in various colours.
Interlining is a layer of fabric that will add body and fullness to lightweight fabrics such as silk and taffeta. Its composition is typically either a blend of polyester/viscose/cotton or 100% napped cotton.