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All About Kuranda Dog Bed Fabrics

Posted by Caroline Aro on 08/29/2023

All of our fabrics and beds can be washed or hosed clean with soap, water and/or disinfectants. Cleaners should be followed with a plain water rinse.

*Fabric colors may vary depending on availability

Fabric Options (in order of most to least durable)

40 Oz. Heavy Duty Vinyl – Our most durable option, this is ideal for determined diggers and for frequent cleaning/sanitizing. Its smooth surface is similar to a gym mat (but not spongey like a yoga mat) and can easily be sprayed and wiped clean. This is the best option for professional and kennel environments.

Swatches of Heavy Duty Vinyl fabric colors

Perforated Vinyl – This fabric is not available on our retail site but can be put in manually for orders or noted on online orders. The same 40 oz. Vinyl (as described above), featuring 1.3mm pinholes (enough to pass a sewing needle through) that allows for slow drainage of liquids and slight airflow.

Swatches of Perforated Vinyl fabric colors

Ballistic (Smooth Nylon) – Abrasion-resistant high-denier nylon with a smooth finish that won’t catch hair, making it easier to clean. It features a coating that makes it water-repellent. It is similar to soft-sided luggage material. **Not offered in 50x36 XXL**

Swatches of Ballistic (Smooth Nylon) fabric colors

Cordura (Textured Nylon) – Abrasion resistant high-denier nylon. Since this nylon is textured with no coating it provides plenty of traction, making it ideal for older pets. It also is a great option for pets with sensitive skin/allergies. It is similar to canvas backpack material. Not recommended for outdoor use; it can collect debris and it will absorb rain/liquid and if left wet for prolonged periods, it could potentially grow mold.

Swatches of Cordura (Textured Nylon) fabric colors

Textilene (Outdoor Mesh) – The open water-repellent weave allows water and air to flow through, helping pets stay cool and dry. It is similar to outdoor patio furniture. This fabric is NOT suitable for dogs that dig, scratch, or chew and is NOT covered under warranty.

Swatches of Textilene (Outdoor Mesh) fabric colors

Specialty Open Weave – This fabric is not available online but can be put in manually for orders or notated on online orders. This wider basket weave fabric allows liquid to pass through much easier and faster than any of our other fabric options. This fabric is NOT suitable for dogs that dig, scratch, or chew and is NOT covered under warranty.

Swatch of Specialty Open Weave fabric color


  • Denier refers to a unit of measurement used to determine the fiber thickness of individual threads used in textiles/fabrics. High-denier count fabrics tend to be thick, sturdy, and durable. Whereas low denier count fabrics tend to be sheer, soft, and silky.
  • We do not offer our Ballistic fabric in the 50x36 (XXL) size for a few reasons. First, an issue with Nylon is that it pulls moisture from the air on a humid day and gives it up on a dry day. When Nylon absorbs moisture, it expands and when it gives it up, it contracts. The XXL size is so large that the variation in length/width is so much (almost an inch) that it can be the difference between being able to assemble the bed or not.

If we were to make adjustments and added to the fabric size to allow for this variation, the bed would sag. Due to this, we simply cannot offer it in the XXL size

Need help choosing a bed size? Look no further! Want to learn how to choose the right bed size for your pup? We’ve got all the information for you here .