Furniture Upholstery in Ventura, CA
Furniture has even more fabric upholstery options than auto interiors. The options can become even more dizzying when you start to consider all the available patterns.
The location of the furniture, indoor vs. outdoor, amount of contact, exposure to sunlight and other factors can help to determine what the best upholstery choices for a piece of furniture are. Of course, for any circumstances there are still a large assortment of choices after narrowing down your options.
Here is an overview of upholstery fabric options:
- Cotton is a very common upholstery material for furniture because its strong and long lasting. It resists stains and is easy to clean. There are blended fabrics which use cotton for a portion of the blend.
- Leather is a great choice for chairs and because it is generally the most durable material available and ages the best.
- Linen is delicate so it is usually used on items which have only light contact. Silk is the most delicate so it is generally reserved for more formal applications and low traffic areas.
- Wool is an interesting fabric that is mostly water resistant, resists damage, and doesn't wrinkle or fade easily.
- Ramie fibers are extremely strong. This fabric isn't the most commonly used but it can be a great choice when durability is the most desired feature.
- Hemp is very durable and provides a great natural looking appearance.
- Acetate or Triacetate is a faux Silk. This material won't shrink but it may wrinkle or fade easily - for this reason it is a somewhat uncommon choice for furniture upholstery.
- Acrylic is a faux Wool that won't wrinkle or become very dirty. It is typically not heavy and is durable.
- Microfiber is very strong, very easy to maintain, and does not wrinkle.
- Nylon is blended with other fabrics in most cases due to its strength properties.
- Olefin is generally resistant to everything: moisture, stains, sunlight, wear and tear. Its also known for its stylish appearance.
- Rayon is a faux linen or cotton.
- Vinyl is the popular, less expensive alternative to leather and has many of the same advantages as leather. Depending on tastes and senses of aesthetics vinyl may be preferred for some furniture upholstery.