Overwhelmed by fabric choices? Read on…
Which is best - man made fabrics or natural fabrics such as cotton? It really depends on how and where you will be suing the upholstery in your Perth home.
Before you make your choice, keep in mind...
Durability- if the upholstery is to be in high traffic areas of your Perth home, you will need to look at the durability of the fabric, usually measured in thread count or as a 'rub' count; the higher either of these numbers are, the more robust they are and hence will cope with increased stresses and strains.
In terms if style, you are looking for upholstery that will compliment your Perth home; making a statement is one thing but making sure it still 'fits' with the overall look and personality of you, your family and your home.
Choosing the fabric type is also easier with an expert company such as Upholstery Scotland, but take some time to do some research. Broadly speaking, you can choose from natural fabrics and man-made.
Natural fabrics consist of materials such as cotton, cotton blend material, leather, linen, silk and wool. Each of these natural fabrics has pros and cons, depending on the item to be upholstered in your Perth home and where it will be situated.
Many of these natural fabrics provide excellent resistance to wear, fading and pilling but you may find that they stain, and can also wrinkle.
What about leather?
Leather is a by-product from the beef industry and offers an incredibly hard wearing material for sofa upholstery, as well as for the pads on dining seats. Its colour as well as its overall look and feel, develops with age. It can be expensive and so many Perth customers look for an alternative within man-made fabrics...
Man made fabrics were developed as an answer to the more expensive natural fabrics such as acetate (a silk alternative), acrylic, microfiber, rayon and nylon to name a few. Just as with natural fabrics within your Perth project, there are many pros and cons to each, depending on where and what the upholstery fabric will be expected to do.
What about vinyl?
Vinyl is the man-made answer to leather. Offering the same kind of toughness as leather, the only distinction is that it will not mellow or develop over time. It makes a brilliant practical choice for a busy family, Perth home as well as being slightly less expensive than leather.
Don't be confused or daunted by the choice of upholstery fabrics for your Perth home - come to Upholstery Scotland!