Commercial Upholstery Dunfermline
Commercial Upholstery: durability, style and fire safety checked!
Choosing the right upholstery fabric for your Dunfermline business will require you to be aware of a number of factors, all of which will affect how long the fabric will last in a commercial setting. Clearly, seating in public places takes far more abuse than furniture in a domestic dwelling; choose the wrong fabric and it will soon look dated and tired.
Avoid this by taking the following factors into account:
This is measured by a unit called a 'rub'. This testing process gives the fabric a rub measure, which will indicate to you and to the upholsterer how durable the fabric could be. The higher the rub count, the more durable the fabric is. As a guide, this is what fabrics with rub rating can be used for:
- Under 12,000 rubs - decorative use such as a bedroom chair. Very light use.
- 12 - 15,000 rubs - domestic use but not too hard wearing, therefore use on items that will not face heavy or abrasive use
- 15 - 30,000 rubs - general upholstery use within a domestic setting
- 30,000 rubs + - this is of commercial upholstery 'grade' and is best suited for those items that will face heavy use
Colour and pattern
Clearly, this will vary from one Dunfermline business to another. Your furniture does not need to be upholstered in one colour or pattern throughout. Many business choose 2 or 3 main colours, but then use of these colours as an accent or to highlight certain areas within the room or setting. For example, you may choose patterned fabric for both curtaining and chairs with cushions in another pattern or accent colour to tie it all together.
This can be difficult as it is hard to visualise the final 'look' of the room. Upholstery Scotland has an extensive gallery of previous upholstery projects we have completed for Dunfermline businesses as well as many other customers across Scotland.
This is an important consideration when re-upholstering as you need to ensure that the foam filling, as well as the fabric meets the basic fire regulations. As part of our comprehensive re-upholstery service, we can advise you in detail of all the factors that need to be in place.
Why not see of re-upholstery is the way forward for your business? Upholstery Scotland has a growing reputation for quality products as well as fantastic customer service. We are also one of the leading commercial re-upholsterers in Scotland.