What is The Most Durable Fabric For Upholstery?

What is The Most Durable Fabric For Upholstery?

There is one thing in your home that represents your choices and fashion sense—furniture upholstery. It should reflect your class and lifestyle. This is why we all become tough on furniture selection. To get an attractive and attentive look, people spend so much time and effort on upholstery. Even after spending so much time on getting the best for our home, we still fail to get the desired look.

Do you know why?

Because we ignore the essence of upholstery fabric while picking up the furnishing goodies. With the right kind of material, you can decorate the house by all means with little effort. Also, you can redo your interior without costing an arm and a leg. 

To help you out with the problem, we have come up with some fabrics that you can choose without hesitation for furniture upholstery. 

Keep reading!

  • Cotton

Cotton Fabric

This material is head of the line of popular fabrics while choosing for home furnishing. Cotton was tried and true with the times. It is easy to afford and convenient if you like to change decoration with fashion. Durability and comfort are two top features of cotton fiber

But stain resistance is something pure cotton material can't afford. And to resolve this, manufacturers have come up with weaves like sail cloth and denim that are heavily woven. 

Blended with other fibers, cotton is best for sofa and cushion covers. It is also wrinkle free fabric. 

  • Velvet

Velvet Fabric

With its shine and dense cut, velvet upholstery fabric gives a royal and luxury look to your furniture. You can use this material for your bedsheets, pillow covers, and sofa fabric. The best part about this fiber is its stain-resistant property. Furthermore, velvet is an easy-to-maintain fabric compared to cotton.

Despite its lavish and rich look, velvet is one of the most affordable fabrics. Yet this material can be a little uncomfortable in comparison to cotton, especially for people with sensitive skin. 

  • Leather 

Velvet Fabric

This is yet another long-lasting and never-fading upholstery fabric. People with pets and kids like to spend money on this material for day-to-day decoration. It is a tried and tested fiber for wear and tear in routine life. 

This fabric can be used for cushions and sofas to give them a sophisticated appearance. At present, leather has also become soft with time. But you can't be very experimental with this material as it is quite expensive compared to cotton and velvet. 

  • Silk

Velvet Fabric

Another material with a rich and lavish texture is silk. This material is widely used for bed sheets, cushions, and pillows. Apart from its durability and shiny appearance, silk is also helpful for hair and skin. 

This material has a soft and graceful appearance. Silk is highly preferred for formal furnishings like offices, meeting rooms, and waiting areas. 

Despite being royal, silk is one of the most affordable fabrics for upholstery. Silk can also be used for decorating walls and crafting. Furthermore, with the right technique, you can easily clean this fabric. 

  • Microfiber 

Microfiber Fabric

It is one of the most durable and preferred materials in synthetic fibers for upholstery. Microfiber is a man-made fabric, especially for heavy and daily use. Its water-resistant property allows it to withstand the test of time and makes it durable. 

This can be used for your sofa and cushion covers for the living room, particularly if you have a pet. It is easy to maintain and can be cleaned easily. 

I hope now you are clear on your upholstery fabric choice. Next time, carefully choose the right kind of material for furniture upholstery and sofas. Always remember to choose a material with a high thread count. 

Here's a video of How To Choose Upholstery Fabric according to Fabric Farms Interiors

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