Upholstery is a great way to revamp old furniture without costing an arm and a leg on buying new furniture.
Yes you might be interested in home decor and renovation then you must be aware of the term “upholstery.” Now if you are planning to upgrade the fabric of your furniture, you should be aware of the durability of fabric, whether it can be cleaned easily, is it resistant to dirt and fading.
Since different types of upholstery fabric are available in market some of them are as follows:
Yes cotton is a popular upholstery fabric the good things about the cotton fabric is that it is resistant to normal amount of sunlight and fading. It dyes easily and holds color well. It is soft to touch and stays cools in warm weather condition and also resistant to moths.
The flaws of cotton fabric is that it wrinkles and shrinks easily when it is wet easily!
Regarded as the cleanest fabric and anti-bacterial in nature!
Linen is an eco-friendly fabric the linen upholstery is ideal for contemporary home decor. Linen adds style and sophistication to your furniture. It dyes easily, holds color well and resists fading. It is also resistant to pilling and remains lint free. It is also suitable for all types of weather condition.
Its flaws, are that it is prone to wrinkles, fire and soiling!
A damp cloth is all that is needed to clean a leather upholstery furniture!
Yes You’ve Heard That Right!
But leather covered furniture requires protection and care during rainy season when moisture content is high. Not much color choice is provided with this fabric. This fabric can give a very aesthetic look to your furniture since its easy to clean and wipe. It is a durable material and can last long if taken regular care.
Its flaw is that it isn’t suitable for all weather condition.
Considered as one of the strongest upholstery fabric with a high elasticity with low maintenance. It can stretch and still regains its original shape. Since its very resistant to wrinkle and pilling. Nylon regains its original shape even after being crushed. It is a very good option for the furniture that used very often.
The only flaw with nylon is that it is not very resilient to sunlight.
Being a lightweighted moisture resistant fabric, its also a cheap fabric and very easy to clean. This makes it a great choice for outdoor furniture. It is chemical resistant hence chemicals and bleaches do no harm to it, its also resistant to fading.
Since sunlight and moisture are rivals of most fabrics. In the end whatever upholstery you choose for your furniture, its very important to take care of the fabric and protect them from wear and tear!