Learn about different types

Fabrics

Cotton

Cotton is a natural material, although dark and dyed cotton fabrics are slightly more prone to fading, it has a high resilience to wear and works very well as an upholstery material for furniture.

When vacuuming and removing stains on the fabric, do not rub too hard. As this may cause pilling and potential discolouration of the fabric.

Wool

Wool is excellent for upholstering furniture, it is a natural material that is both resilient to wear and dirt and it is also elastic. Its elasticity makes it less prone to be wrinkled. Initially wool can have some pilling on the surface. This is completely normal and has is in no way a reflection of the quality of the woollen upholstery

Polyester and Nylon

Polyester, as well as nylon fibres, are synthetic fibres that are very suitable for use in furniture that experience heavy wear due to their ruggedness. They have good colour fastness and are easy to clean. Some velour like fabrics changes colour when lights hit them from different angles. This is a feature of the fabric and should not be considered a defect but an added bonus

 

Viscose and Polypropylene

Viscose is a less rugged fibre, in furniture fabrics, it is mainly used in conjunction with other more durable fibres and then mainly to create a beautiful shiny or soft surface. 

Polypropylene is an artificial fibre with excellent abrasion resistance, colour and lightfastness and is easy to clean and maintain.