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Types of fabrics for upholstery

There are so many upholstery materials for the upholstered furniture that it won't be easy to tell about everyone. It is better to mention the ones that you really meet in furniture stores.

Types of fabrics for upholstery


Chenill - Fleece of the Merino caterpillar?

From the French "chenille" is a caterpillar. The thread from which this upholstery material is made is really similar to a caterpillar: it is relatively thick and shaggy. Upholstery fabric for sofas includes synthetic components and cotton. This fabric is fluffy to the touch but durable and dense enough to be used in the furniture industry.

Horn - a burlap of blue blood

This is a fabric with a dense structure, small pattern and thick threads in the weave. It does not have a flashy but calm appearance that always remains relevant. It has practically no competitors in terms of practicality: durable, resilient, keeps its shape perfectly, wear-resistant and very undemanding in care. Why not burlap?

Valor - not a sissy at all

This fleecy fabric is easily recognizable by its velvety and pleasant to the touch surface. In the production, the pile can be fixed in a certain direction, as a result of which smooth, embossed or shaped fabrics are obtained, which radically differ in appearance. Despite its visual tenderness, velor in action proves to be a real fighter - it is resistant to abrasion and is easy to clean.

Flock - millions of villi planted on glue

Due to the specific texture, the flock is also called synthetic velvet or velvet substitute. To create it, sophisticated technology was developed. First, a mesh-like cotton base is created, which is then impregnated with glue, and then placed in an electromagnetic field, in which microvilli are sprayed onto its surface. The result is a flock that is practical and pleasant to the touch.

Teflon flock - upholstery for a sofa from the bottom of the pan

The courtesan, this is what this fabric is called, is made from fibers protected by real Teflon. Modern technologies make it possible to create very practical material without sacrificing its visual and tactile properties. The Teflon flock practically does not absorb pollution and is also very resistant to the effects of pets who want to sharpen their claws.

Tapestry - “Crocodile Dundee” among the upholstery fabrics

Natural upholstery fabric in which it is not customary to use synthetic components. A tapestry is by no means a retrograde, but rather a solid and attractive conservative, able to show glamorous youths who is who. The tapestry is quite practical and pleasant to the touch, though not always affordable.

Jacquard - not everyone can afford

This upholstery fabric is one of the most expensive and difficult to manufacture. Despite the high cost, it is always among the favorites of secured buyers. In production, both only natural and blended yarn compositions can be used. In the latter case, it is possible to further improve the operational properties. Jacquard can be recognized not only by visual features but also by the price of the furniture in which the material is used. Thermo-jacquard and Scotchguard are improved, more practical options for jacquard with a brighter and more stable pattern.

Boucle - lovely curls

Numerous nodules form a curly and attractive surface. The use of threads of different colors allows you to create bright and original designs. Boucle is relatively durable and inexpensive but demanding in care.

Natural leather is a pathos that is timeless

Leather sofas are always associated with a high prices and proper status. This material is absolutely natural and at the same time practical. It differs in exemplary strength, durability, almost does not get dirty. Lovers of classic sofas choose natural leather, ready to overpay for the material.

Imitation leather - affordable and harmless

It is created by applying polyvinyl chloride to a synthetic or natural base. High-quality upholstery of this type is often not inferior in key indicators to its natural counterpart, and its production is in no way connected with slaughtering animals. Eco-leather is another variation on this theme but made of porous polyurethane and without the main disadvantages of classic leatherette.

Is Arpatek better than skin?

Initially, such upholstery was used for the manufacture of car seats and sofas. It is probably the most authentic imitation of natural skin in appearance, wear-resistance, and durability. A sofa with such an upholstery will probably be durable enough to bore its owner.

Microfiber - pleasant synthetics

This synthetic material quite successfully imitates natural suede, for which it received the name "furniture suede" or "artificial suede". Microfiber is pleasant, warm to the touch, removes moisture well and is highly durable. Due to Teflon impregnation, it is difficult to contaminate it "for real".

Cotton - not for sniffing

Cotton is a natural material with many benefits. The use of cotton fabric as upholstery for sofas is limited by its low strength and durability. Adding to the composition of "foreign" fibers and special impregnations somewhat improve the material properties.

In the manufacture of AMERS sofas, only the best upholstery materials are used: beautiful, pleasant and durable.

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