Decoration Fabric Is An Important Part Of Decoration

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    The upholstery fabric you choose is the most important element in any upholstery project you undertake.
    Decoration fabric is as important as appearance and purpose. The fabric you choose will accomplish or destroy the beauty of your furniture.
    If you are looking for a detailed guide on the types of upholstery fabrics, you have come to the right place.

    Upholstery and upholstery fabrics

    In order for everyone to be on the same page, upholstery is the art of installing furniture with cushions, springs, fillers and coverings.

    Re-decorating chairs can turn bad-looking scraps into furniture that looks like a million dollars.

    This broken old chair has restored its new appearance after being refitted with upholstery
    Look at that transformation! It can be said with certainty that the fabrics used there played an important role.
    It completes the appearance and will be shown to everyone. Think of it as a window into your personal style, taste, and preferences.
    Of course, aesthetics is not everything when it comes to fabric selection. It turns out that there are many different things to consider.

    How to choose upholstery fabrics

    So why can't we just choose a fabric that looks good to us? What about our personal style and preferences?

    I hope this will be easy, but before choosing the right fabric, you need to consider some important things.

    Start with the obvious:

    price:
    The price range of upholstery fabrics is large, depending on the material and quality.

    But this does not mean that "good" fabrics with ideal properties must be expensive.

    Modern technology makes it possible to obtain some incredibly high-performance and comfortable fabrics at a low price.

    To make sure your spending doesn't go crazy, search for how much fabric you need to decorate the items you want and estimate the cost.


    Different fabrics are associated with different feelings. They can blend into the surrounding environment or highlight your furniture.

    Look for something that is cohesive with the decoration around you.

    Here are some ideas:

    Leather has a masculine and smooth appearance.

    Linen is a classic choice for the look of a shabby and chic country farmhouse.

    On the other hand, velvet exudes a dramatic and bold image.

    Unfortunately, colors may limit your choices because not all fabrics can be dyed in a way that achieves the color and richness you might be looking for.

    Durability:
    "What will it be used for?" is the most important consideration.

    Fabric durability is measured by the Wyzenbeek count (also known as the double friction count) in the United States and the Martindale count in the European Union. They are industry standards.

    Basically it means how much friction it needs to show wear. Frictions are implemented in different ways in the United States and the European Union, so the names are different.

    Therefore, it is important to consider the purpose of the fabric, where it is placed, the presence of children and pets, etc., because they will all determine the hardness of the fabric you need.

    Furniture such as sofas require some of the highest rubbing times because they are used (and rubbed) in more than just the headboard.

    This is why the number of double rubs for our fabrics and sofa covers is at least 21,750 double rubs or 29,000 Martindale cycles.

    In the long run, 15,000 double rubs (20,000 Martindale cycles) are considered suitable for heavy-duty residential use.
    maintain:
    If you are the one who sets it up and forgets it, then maintenance is a very important consideration.
    Fabrics like leather will not stick to debris, smell or anything, and most of them can be wiped off.
    On the contrary, stains on fabrics (such as velvet) are very obvious and will only attract pets/dander like shoppers to the Black Friday sale. To make matters worse, highly delicate fabrics such as silk must be professionally cleaned to prevent damage.
    As you can see, the maintenance department requires extensive efforts for different fabrics.
    With this in mind, when it comes to extensive cleaning of large items, you need machine washable fabrics.
    Please keep this in mind, because they can indeed save you hours of scrubbing.


    So far it's easy. Now here are some less obvious factors to consider:

    Overhang:
    How hard is the drape of the fabric. kind of.
    The upholstered fabric must be flexible enough to wrap the upholstered object, and fit enough to outline a beautiful contour around the upholstered object.

    In extreme cases, imagine trying to pad a mat with cardboard. It just doesn't fold and tuck in well to fit the cushion well.
    Yes, cardboard is not an upholstery fabric, but it shows the importance of drape.

    weight:
    Generally, heavier fabrics will be thicker or thicker and denser. This means they will be more durable and pass less light.
    This is important for those who are considering using upholstery fabrics to make curtains.
    Conversely, heavier fabrics tend to be less breathable and less drape (the real situation), which may not be ideal for certain types of furniture.
    decline:
    It is a fact that most fabrics will fade. What caused it?
    The person in question: light.
    In a process called photodegradation, light (the worst of which is ultraviolet light) causes the dye in the fabric to decompose.
    To a lesser extent, visible light and heat can also cause fabric color distortion and fading.
    The sun emits all these-a long time.
    Therefore, if you want to place the interior decoration in a sunny place, please choose a fabric that is not easy to fade.
    Even better, keep them completely away from direct sunlight-unless you are willing to spend money to buy special window shades.
    Treatment/coating
    Some fabrics are treated to change their natural properties. This may include giving them fire resistance, fading, staining and other properties. Ah, the miracle of technology.
    Sometimes these will also change the feel of the fabric, so be aware of this. Even soft and comfortable fabrics may not be breathable, so sweat and water vapor will not dissipate easily.
    On furniture, this is not good for particularly hot or cold climates. Summers are hot, humid, and annoying, and winters are cold.
    Of course, not all fabric treatments will cause this. It turns out that some treatments are very useful.
    The most common fabric treatments are used to make the fabric almost stain-proof. These are also usually made to be very durable.
    In fact, they are sweeping the world and are revitalizing the textile industry to produce higher-priced fabrics.
    Their anti-fouling function is permanently built-in, and many of them also have the functions of anti-fading, bleachable and clean, waterproof, and have many other desirable characteristics.
    They are like superman of fabrics.
    Alternatively, after-sales fabric protection can also be provided.
    Sprays that prevent spills from penetrating deep into the sofa and staining it are easily available. These are used for untreated fabrics.
    Compared to fabrics that have it built in, it is not as effective in preventing stains, but they are still helpful. Unfortunately, they must be reapplied after machine washing or every few months.
    After all, all these fabric protections are very expensive, so it really depends on whether you need the extra bells and whistles and how much you are willing to pay.
    Pet friendly
    Worried about your fur baby threatening your new upholstery? Choose a pet-friendly material.
    This will be a fabric that will not easily attract pet hair and stains. Easy to clean would be great.

    Brownie will point out if the fabric is too textured or too loose, and if it has loops that can hook the pet's paws.
    To be clear, if your cat decides (not accidentally) to destroy your new upholstery, then no fabric is safe. The best way is to try to persuade it not to do so.
    Allergies are another common problem. Hypoallergenic fabrics tend to prevent allergens from penetrating into the fabric and staying on a surface that can be brushed/sucked off.
    Hypoallergenic fabrics are not a good place for dust mites to enter. Leather is excellent in this respect and easy to clean.
    Alas, leather is not cheap, so make sure your pet behaves well around it or be prepared for expensive heartache.
    Mildew
    Molds and mildews can grow on fabrics, especially if they are natural fabrics-they are much more absorbent than synthetic fabrics and are therefore susceptible to microbial damage.
    If left untreated, mold and mildew will leave you with musty and faded fabrics, which will rot until they finally decompose. Something terrible!
    Dehumidifiers are helpful in the never-ending war against mold, but natural fabrics are generally not a suitable choice for any home with an air relative humidity higher than 80%.
    So pay attention to this, especially when facing humid summer weather.
    Did you get all of this? superior! It's time to learn about the different types of upholstery fabrics that are widely used.