Knit Backing - Superior protection against wear-and-tear

Knit Backing (Two way stretch) / Denier) upholstery solutions

The process of adding a two way stretch or denier backing to upholstery fabrics involves permanently bonding a knitted poly/cotton fabric backing to the back of fabrics to add resiliency and durability while eliminating seam slippage.

Upholstery fabrics that can benefit from knit backing including cottons, silks, polyesters, chenilles and other types of fabrics; so check with us to see if our knit backing upholstery fabrics process works with what you have in mind. Chances are — it does!

Foam + Cerex

Cerex is a soft yet durable material which can be used in a wide range of applications.

Cerex is often used as a smooth backing on fabrics and foam creating a surface which allows for sewing without sewing thread pulling through the material. It also allows the cover to slide more easily over the frame.

Foam & Cerex, when used in upholstery, minimises the textile stretching, puckering, and puddling over time, allowing the textile to stay looking new for longer.

Foam + Denier

Denier is a woven polyester/nylon fabric which is bonded to upholstery fabric to add strength, stability, and body.

Slightly heavier and less elastic than knit backing, denier backing is primarily used for stabilising open or loosely woven fabrics.

20 denier nylon is a sheer and inexpensive fabric, suitable for many different tasks including costume, dress, event styling and more.

40 denier is available on request adding additional strength and sturdiness.

Two Way Stretch

Knit backing is permanently bonded to the back of fabrics with foam, adding body, resiliency, and durability while eliminating seam slippage.

Knit backing makes light to mid weight fabrics more suitable for upholstery use.

  • High tensile and tear strength even at low fabric weights.
  • Resistant to most chemicals, solvents, alkalis and acids.
  • Excellent in uniformity and high-quality applications.
  • Up to 2m wide fabrics.

Our proprietary knit backing upholstery fabric process

Our knit backing upholstery fabric process makes lightweight fabrics such as silks, cottons, and chenilles more suitable for upholstery use. Knit backing gives a luxurious feel to fabrics while increasing wear resistance for longer life.

In addition, variations in the fabric such as creases, wrinkles, and distortions are minimized by our knit backing upholstery fabric process thereby enhancing the fabric’s visual appeal.


Add strength, extra weight, and stability


Superior protection against wear-and-tear


Luxurious, smooth and soft to touch fabric


Retains the original quality and look of your material

A knitted backing is laminated (or bonded) to the back of your fabric to make the fabric backed product more durable, resilient, and stronger.

By applying the two way stretch/denier backing upholstery process to fabric, it can add longer life to the fabrics and increase the wear while keeping the fabric smooth and soft to touch.

How we work

BR by Design has worked hard to earn its reputation as a trusted provider of fabric bonding and laminating solutions.
Send us your material and order request
Accompanied by a Purchase Order
We evaluate the first meter for suitability
To protect form and provide function
We quality control throughout the process
Offering the highest level of protection
We organise delivery to you. On time. No fuss
We’re happy when you’re happy.
Detailed Order Instructions

NOTE: Work loss: you must include with your order one additional meter for each continuous piece of material supplied.
NOTE: Fabric should be forwarded rolled on a tube with the face side of the fabric clearly marked. Incoming fabric that is wrinkled or not rolled on a tube will be subject to wrinkle removal charges.