We put all of our fabrics through extensive quality testing. Sometimes these tests reveal that a fabric may, over time, show signs of wear when rubbed together—which is what happens in certain spots on reclining furniture. In these cases, we tag the fabric as being not recommended for recliners.
This is not an assessment of the overall quality or expected life of the fabric! It is not the case that failing the recliner test indicates the fabric is of lesser quality than other fabrics; this merely indicates that the fabric will wear out when rubbed together. Stationary furniture will not create this problem.