Bar Upholstery Scotland
Bar upholstery - the different types of fabrics available
There are so many upholstery fabric and material choices that it seems an almost bewildering display; to be honest, it can almost be off-putting and a stretch of the imagination to try and visualise how patterns or colours will work together in your bar.
Hopefully, this short article will help you decide on the best bar upholstery for you!
Remember - durability
There are few things to remember about durability; it is the high volume of traffic that passes through your bar that will impact the most on the wear ability of your bar upholstery. Add to this the possibility of food and drink being spilled on it and you will need a more robust fabric that you would choose for home.
Likewise, many of Scotland's bars enjoy a conservatory area and so if your bar upholstery could be in direct sunlight, then it can be bleached by the UV rays quickly.
To help combat these stresses of your bar upholstery, we suggest that you use only commercial grade upholstery which has a higher 'rub' threshold. The higher thedouble rub rating, the more tightly woven the fabric will be and the longer it will last. Anything above 15,000 tubs will be the right choice of durable bar upholstery fabrics.
But don't think that this means the fabric will be more expensive or that the choice of bar upholstery fabrics will be more limited; this is not the case at all!
Fabrics fall into 2 categories: natural fabrics and man-made.
Natural fabrics include fabrics such as cotton, cotton blends, leather, linen, silk and wool.
All these fabrics can be used within a bar setting, although the most common is leather. An incredibly forgiving and easy to clean fabric, many bar upholstery customers choose this material as they feel it gives their premises a timeless, classic feel. It is also versatile in that if you change or upgrade other aspect of your interior design, leather clad furniture fits in with most schemes.
Man-made fabrics include imitation silk, such as acetate, acrylic, nylon, rayon and vinyl.
Again, many of these fabrics are suitable within a bar setting. Nylon is frequently blended with other fibres to make incredibly strong bar upholstery fabrics. Velvet was once a popular seating material, for example but had one drawback; it can soon look crushed and is also easily faded by sunlight. Nylon blended materials can give the same look and feel of velvet but is far more resistant to crushing and fading.
The great thing about having your bar upholstered by a skilled firm such as Upholstery Scotland is that you can pick and choose which items of furniture you want re-covering and which you want to leave to another time. And neither will the re-upholstery project bust your budget either! Why not give us a call?