Upholstery Scotland provide an upholstery service to the Edinburgh area.
Do You Need Help Choosing the Right Upholstery Fabric for your Project...?
Choosing your new upholstery fabric can be a daunting prospect.
It is an emotional decision - or so we find at Upholstery Scotland! Customer choices are often blurred by colours, textures, prints and patterns. The most important factor in choosing your fabric should bedurability; in other words, will your chosen upholstery fabric survive the rigours of life in your Edinburgh household or business?
With this in mind, we have created a basic guide to help you choose the right upholstery fabric for your Edinburgh-based project:
- Before you make the choice solely based on "I like THAT colour!" take time tofeel the fabricand examine it for construction, content and weight. We advise all customers to spend time handling swatches, pulling the fabric patch in various directions. The tighter the weave, the less 'play' there should be in the fabric and the less there is, the more robust the fabric could possibly be. If it frays or fails to regain its shape, that particular piece of upholstery fabric will make a poor choice in cases of heavy use.
- If you are looking for an upholstery fabric forheavyuse, then you need to pay close attention to how the material reacts to heavy pulling; a loose weave, even when used by a professional upholsterer, will tear easily. Some manufacturers will provide information on the durability of the fabric; known as arub rate, the higher this figure, the more robust the fabric should be.
- But,heavier weightto a fabric may not always suggest a higher durability rate either which we find is a common mistake. Materials that aretextureddo not always provide the durability that you think they would do.
- There arerespectedmanufacturersof upholstery fabrics, something which we can help you with. As with most things, those manufacturers that have experience in this field tend to have better quality of fabrics.
And so, is re-upholstering the choice for you and your furniture?
Re-covering items of furniture rather than replacing with new items can bring many advantages and benefits. You may find that an upholstery project is actually cheaper than buying new. You may also be throwing away and item that is far more superior in quality and structure than some more modern, mass produced items.
Would you like to know more about the upholstery choices open to you and your Edinburgh-based project?
Upholstery Scotland has an extensive range of upholstery fabrics, available in every colour, pattern and print imaginable! But you needn't be daunted as we can help you every step of the way...