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ticking

a strong cotton fabric, often striped, used esp for mattress and pillow covers
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If the ticking has a good feel to it, then that will invite them to lie down.
So he is privy to the cover fabrics under development by ticking manufacturers.
Again, however, with the exception of outer ticking there is not a large volume construction item not already converted to nonwovens.
Some small inroads have been made as lower end foam mattress ticking for use in convertible sofas.
Many bedding introductions this year have some sort of "wellness" hook, whether it is an unusual ticking, cushioning or infrastructure.
Earlier this summer, Classic went a step further with the addition of a bamboo-based ticking on three of its Dormia collection models.
A supplier of mattress ticking is likely to throw up his hands in frustration when confronted with the ticking question.
Furniture retailer Jim Gabbert dismisses the notion of stylish mattress ticking.
Jabs predicted Simmons' new terry-cloth tickings would provide "a lot of woman appeal.
Boyd introduced a trizone latex bed with a firm lumbar section, edge support and a new lyocell stretch ticking that conforms to the body.
And increasingly, these manufacturers are relying more heavily on ticking suppliers -- such as Culp, Burlington House, Bekaert and Blumenthal -- to create a style hook that will draw the buyer to their "box.