Upholstery East Kilbride
The Best Upholstery Fabric to Choose when Durability is Essential
If you are investing time, money and energy in to an upholstery project for your East Kilbride home or business, then you need to be sure that the choice of fabric you make is the right one for you. Undoubtedly, one of the top qualities that many customers look for is durability.
Fabrics offer different natural strength and resilience and so to help you decide, we have created this quick guide to durability:
The three fabrics that will offer you the most durability are cotton, linen and leather. Cotton and linen will provide the strength you are looking for, as well as resistance to abrasion and rubbing but, there is one drawback: wrinkling. Leather, however, does not wrinkle but, if you do not look after it can dry out and start to look 'crumpled'.
In terms of synthetic materials, you are looking at polyester, nylon and olefin as options. They are not always brilliant at being in full sun, as they fade quickly and easily but, out of the sun these fabrics will give you durability over a long time.
It is the quality of the weave which, in all honesty, determines the life span of upholstery fabrics for East Kilbride projects; in other words, the quality of the fabric itself. A loose weave will give every poor performance and so check the quality of the weave by holding the fabric up to the light; when you exert light pulling pressure on it, can you see daylight through it? If so, the weave is loose and will not offer the durability you may be looking for.
With any upholstery East Kilbride project, to get the very best fabric you need to consider all the aspects and pressures that the fabric will be under so that you get the right fabric for you and your home or business:
What are you wanting your upholstery to withstand? Children are hard on furniture and soft furnishings and so whilst silk might be your favourite fabric, it will be no good on a sofa that children will sit, jump or play on!
Do you need additional stain protection? Part of the reason why upholstery fabric becomes tired and jaded is when they become stained. Some fabrics will take harsh stain removal treatment, as well as vigorous rubbing of stain whilst some other upholstery fabrics will simple rub into a hole, very quickly.
If you are looking to complete an upholstery project at your East Kilbride home, contact Upholstery Scotland today to find out more.