Upholstery for Motorhomes – get it right and it will last for years!
Motorhomes and caravans are becoming increasingly popular here in the UK, with an increasing number of people opting for the 'staycation'. The domestic holidaying destination has never been more popular! Add to this, the heady mix of confidence in buying and renovating a campervan or caravan and what you are left with are booming times for the thousands of campsites across the country.
But if you are looking to renovate or simple 'do up' the interior of your campervan or motorhome, one aspect of your beloved camper you may be looking to renew is the upholstery - including the seat covers, the cushions and the curtains.
Upholstery for motorhomes takes on a whole new look when you consider the number of factors you need to bear in mind when it comes to selecting the right fabric; we are not just talking about colour or pattern, but the actual fabric itself.
The Big Debate
There are many choices when it comes to upholstery for motorhomes but the debate seems to be leather versus fabric! In many older model vehicle, leather was the choice for seat covers, with a variety of patterns and colours for the curtaining and blinds.
But, if you are looking to reupholster, which is better - leather or fabric?
Upholstery for motorhomes is an investment but, like the original upholstery, investing in good quality will last the test of time travels for years to come. However, you need the right fabric at the right price with many people opting for a 'robust' fabric as it can be cheaper than leather.
However, there is an age old appeal to leather seats, from the look and feel of it, to the smell within the vehicle. People delight in the opulence of leather and so, if cost is not a factor then this could be the option for you.
Other factors when choosing upholstery for motorhomes:
- Comfort and use - you never know where your campervan could take you! It could be a local excursion, taking in the delights of local scenery in a day or you could be making your way through Europe for months. However you choose to deck out the inside of your camper, it needs to be comfortable and 'fitting' for how you use your van. Upholstery for motorhomes that are owned by outdoor enthusiasts have far different demands placed on it than those taking day tours to art galleries.
- Robustness and durability - and this brings us neatly on the robustness and durability of the upholstery fabric for the job. Sitting on fabric causes an abrasive action and the extra demands that can be placed on upholstery for motorhomes can mean that some fabrics are not best suited to the inside of a campervan. Durability is measured in rubs - the higher the rub count, the more robust the fabric should be.
All you need to do is now choose the style, pattern and colour - one fabric from a choice of thousands! Get professional help and advice from us today, experienced in creating upholstery for motor