The Mackintosh and Vinyl covers are meant to be lightweight dust covers that are easy to install and provide a level of protection for the piano. Both vinyl and macintosh have a soft, thin lining to prevent scratching of the piano finish from frequent covering and removal.
Vinyl covers are made with a soft underlining that resembles a flannel/fleece jacket or shirt. The colors are black and brown and they provide a supple leather-like appearance. Vinyl is very easy to wipe clean when they get wet, is lightweight which allows our customers to easily remove and place back on the piano, and is easily cleaned by using either a damp cloth or by vacuuming. If your piano is in a highly visible and trafficked area place, vinyl tends to be the best fabric for your piano cover.
Mackintosh is a tight weaved material, known as a "waterproof drill cloth" bonded to the soft lining. It is constructed of a 5 oz. woven poly exterior that is bonded to a 7 oz. white non woven interior. Essentially, the covers are made with two seperate materials that are joined together offering excellent protection for the piano. In my own words: macintosh fabric is somewhat like the blue jeans you're wearing right now - but with a tighter and coarser weave.