Textured fabrics. Fabrics made from coarse yarns in novelty weaves, used to give rough or three-dimensional textures. Ticking. A closely woven fabric in twill or satin weave. It was originally striped, but now is more often patterned when covering mattresses and divan bases, or white when enclosing the filling for cushions and pillows. Towelling. A reversible uncut cotton pile fabric of Turkish (terry) weave and used for towels and bathmats. Tweed. A heavy woollen fabric in plain or twill weave used for upholstery and curtains. Union. A fabric made of a mixture of threads, cotton/linen, wool/cotton, etc. Velour. A cut, wrap pile fabric in which the pile has tendency to tie down. It is normally made of cotton an is sometimes called cotton velvet, but rayon is in some cases used. It is used for upholstery and curtains. Velvet. A cut, wrap pile fabric in which the pile is woven over wires and cut. It was originally all silk, but now cotton and many of the man-made fibres are used when it should be called cotton pile velvet, rayon pile velvet, etc. There is great variety in weight, and it is used for upholstery, curtains and cushions. Velveteen. A cut, weft pile fabric, originally it was all cotton, but today the pile may be of rayon or mercerised cotton to look more like velvet, and the pile is generally shorter than in velvet. Wild silk. A fabric made form silk obtained from the silk worm of the wild moth. The filaments are irregular in thickness and produce slubs in the fabric which is hardwearing and is used for curtains and wall coverings. LINEN ROOM The linen room is the central depot for all linen, and from here sufficient clean linen in good condition are distributed to other departments. Linen generally means launder able articles which include curtains, loose covers as well as blankets. Launder able linen is required throughout the hotel and thus the linen room is an essential and important place. B. Sc. In Hospitality and Hotel Administration Accommodation Operations Semester III/IV – BHM 204 Page 21
INSTITUTE OF HOTEL MANAGEMENT, PUSA, NEW DELHI There are two Types: B. Sc. In Hospitality and Hotel Administration Accommodation Operations Semester III/IV – BHM 204 Page 22
INSTITUTE OF HOTEL MANAGEMENT, PUSA, NEW DELHI Centralised Linen Room De centralised Room In this, a centralised distribution is followed i.e. clean linen is taken at the start of the shift and equal no of dirty linen is given back. This is suitable for smaller hotels or in organisations where pilferage plays an important role, or is a problem. The attendant collects the required linen items to service all the rooms in his section. At the shift’s end, he is supposed to return back the same no of items to linen room (may be clean or dirty).
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