Metro Quality Vinyl Leatherette

Colour Stability

The PVC coating is coloured through to the base cloth, so scuff marks will not show white, thus retaining the appearance. The Metro range is soft and supple so that it is easy to upholster but still robust and durable, making it suitable for severe contract applications. The formulation of Metro incorporates a permanent anti-microbial and anti-fungal additive that inhibits the growth of a wide spectrum of harmful bacteria and fungi. These include Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, Clostridium difficile (C-Diff), Escherichia Coli (E-coli), Klebsiella pneumoniae and Aspergillus niger.

Metro Specification


80% PVC, 12% Polyester, 6% Cotton, 2% Acrylic Based PU


137cm Weight: 760g/m2 ± 5%


1.15mm ± 5%

Roll Length

25m (full cut length service available.)

Martindale Abrasion

100,000+ rubs.

Flame Retardancy*

BS 7176: 2007 Medium Hazard. BS 5852: 2006 Ignition Source 5 BS EN 1021-1: 2006 (cigarette). BS EN 1021-2: 2006 (match) IMO Res A.652 (16).

* FR performance is dependent on the combination of materials used. Certificates are available on request.

Antimicrobial & Antifungal

AATCC 147 and AATCC 30.

Colour Fastness to Light

Grade 5 Colour Fastness to Wet and Dry Rubbing: Wet - Grade 5 Dry - Grade 5

Colour Matching

Slight variations in shade my occur within normal commercial tolerance. Sample cuttings from the current stock shades can be obtained on request.

Cleaning & Maintenance

Clean regularly with a damp soapy cloth, then rinse with cold water and wipe dry with a clean cloth. It is important to avoid saturating the surface with water. To aid infection control Metro incorporates a special bleach clean finish. Bleach based disinfectants commonly used in healthcare, such as Chlor-Clean and Haz-Tabs, are safe to use following the manufacturers’ instructions. Stains caused by bodily fluids, lipstick, ballpoint pen ink and food colourings should be cleaned off immediately to avoid any permanent absorption.

Solvents, synthetic detergents, abrasives, aerosol sprays and wax polishes must not be used.