Knowledge: Performance Part 3 of 3 - Soil and Stain Repellency

Date: 04/18

We work hard to make our homes beautiful so it is only natural that we expect what we put in our homes to live up to our expectations.

Wrapping up our Performance series we're thrilled to bring you the best of soil and stain repellency. Thankfully with the many advancements in textile technology we no longer have to worry about our textiles standing up to the daily wear and tear of life. From stains and liquids to odor resistance, todays performance fabrics allow us to enjoy every minute at home no matter how hard we play.


Protecting the textiles within our homes is the objective of one of the biggest names in the performance fabric industry, Crypton. Engineered so that the performance properties become a characteristic of the fiber itself, Crypton fabrics are inherently resistant to stains, spills, and odors. The fibers are transformed through an immersion process where the protective nature is then permanently bonded to the fibers at a molecular level. This means that the performance qualities can never be washed or worn away. Crypton fabrics also feature these added benefits:

  • The use of anti-leaching Silver Ion anti-microbial protection against odors
  • Free from of potentially harmful levels of PFOS, PFOA, formaldehyde, heavy metals, phenols, phthalates, and odor and skin sensitizers
  • Surpasses flammability requirements for commercial upholstery while not containing any halogenated flame retardants (e.g., PBDE)
  • Enhanced abrasion resistance
  • Recyclability


Another big name in performance is Nano-Tex. Touted as the first to apply nanotechnology to fabrics, Nano-Tex, through the application of advanced physics, has created a new industry standard. The use of nanotechnology to transform the molecular structure of fibers is an impressive breakthrough in the treatment of fabrics. Working at the nanoscale allows functional improvements to be made to the fiber without changing its natural characteristics, like the hand and drape as well as breathability. Known for its remarkable spill and stain resistance, Nano-Tex is also inherently flame retardant.

Stout Secure

Stout is proud to announce its latest performance finish, Stout Secure. An all-encompassing treatment, Stout Secure offers the newest technology in performance including soil and stain resistance, water repellency and high durability. Transformed fibers that are permanently protected provide worry free fabrics with effortless care.