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How to choose the best fabric for your upholstered furniture?

08. March 2018

Are you going to buy a new sofa or armchair and you don't know which upholstery to choose? Take a look at our article…

In the market we can meet two types of fabrics, they are natural and synthetic substances. Between Natural fabrics include cotton, linen and silk. To them synthetic include acrylic, nylon or polypropylene. When upholstering furniture, a combination of mixtures of natural and synthetic fibers is often used, modern types of fabrics try to use the best properties of natural and synthetic fibers and combine them appropriately. Fabrics with a tighter weave and a thinner fiber are more suitable for upholstery in an active home, as they are more durable. In the market we can meet two types of fabrics, they are natural and synthetic substances. Natural fabrics include cotton, linen and silk. These synthetic ones include acrylic, nylon or polypropylene. Combinations of compounds are often used when upholstering furniture

natural and synthetic fibers, modern types of fabrics strive to take advantage of the best properties of natural and synthetic fibers and combine them appropriately. Fabrics with a tighter weave and a thinner fiber are more suitable for upholstery in an active home, as they are more durable.

Upholstery fabrics for upholstery can be chosen from a wide range, and if you no longer like the fabric, you can re-upholstery the furniture and you will get a new original piece of furniture in your interior. In the field of upholstery, the modern trend is to use a fabric with a so-called non-staining finish. These substances are treated with various chemicals or their physical properties are improved with Teflon. The anti-dirt treatment of the fabric prevents the penetration of dye and liquids into the upholstery fabric, which means that when the sofa becomes dirty, unwanted dirt remains on the surface and by quickly and correctly removing the stain, we prevent deterioration of the fabric. In the market we can find many kinds of upholstery fabrics - Alcantra, Palas, Napoleon, Carabu, Velor, Chenille, Micro Plush, Leather, Eco Leather and many more…

How to know the substances?

Upholstery quality

The consumer should always pay attention to the properties and quality of the selected substance. An important parameter is abrasion resistance (abrasion resistance), this value indicates the degree of resistance to "scuffing" of the fabric and is often given under the name Martindale. The substances usually have a Martindale value of 20,000 - 45,000 cycles. In laboratory conditions, this means that "scuffing" can be seen on the upholstery fabric after overcoming these cycles. For normal household use substances for which Martindale is in the range of 20,000 to 30,000 cycles are suitable. The higher the number, the higher the resistance, of course. Therefore, before choosing the fabric itself, it is good to consider the location of the furniture in the household and its occupancy.

Another of important parameters is color fastness, ie the ability of the upholstery fabric to retain its color for several years. If you choose a fabric that is more expensive, due to the content of other components such as Teflon, which causes better water repellency or silicone blends, do not expect the upholstery fabric to have better properties as such, only its technical parameters are improved.

How to take care of substances?

How to prolong the life of substances?

  • Fabric-covered furniture requires regular cleaning and care, which can significantly extend the life of the upholstery
  • Upholstery fabrics are treated by shampooing with conventional shampooing agents
  • When cleaning, we use a soft sponge or shampoo nozzle, but there must never be total wetting of the fabric
  • Spills must be cleaned immediately
  • We do not rub the stains, we only vacuum them with clean white cloths or paper towels
  • We do not clean the fabric with brushes with a rough surface
  • We do not let rough objects (rivets of jeans, hard seams, etc.) act on the fabric.
  • Upholstery fabrics can also destroy pet claws
  • the substances are not favorably affected by high dust, dust must be removed by regular vacuuming with a nozzle without a brush
  • textile sunlight as well as colors are damaged by direct sunlight, therefore the use of curtains, awnings and blinds is recommended
  • if the armchairs and sofas have double-sided pillows, it is a good idea to turn them regularly so that they wear evenly

Skin

Leather for the furniture industry was most often obtained from cattle, but often also from horses, pigs, goats and sheep. Before use, it is necessary to remove hair, residual fat, meat and dirt from the skin. The skin is pleasant and soft to the touch, but at the same time it has a strong and durable surface that cannot be easily torn or damaged. It is easy to maintain, easy to maintain from dust, and therefore very suitable for allergy sufferers. You can find tips on how to take care of your skin and other interesting things on our website in the brochure.

Fabric surface treatment

Aquaclean

Surface treatment of the fabric, which allows you to remove stains only with water. This makes maintenance very easy and you can remove stains in a minimum of time. With Aquaclean you can remove most stains created in the household (wine, ink, sauces, fat, mud, chocolate, cream, etc.) and thus save you a lot of time spent cleaning.

How does AQUACLEAN work?

This is an advanced protection for your upholstered seat. The individual fibers are covered with an invisible molecular layer, which prevents the penetration of impurities into the fabric. More information on the manufacturer's website.

Three-step cleaning instructions

  1. Remove any dirt from the upholstery

Moisten the stain with water, either directly or with an absorbent wet and squeezed cloth. Wait a few seconds.

Press the cloth against the stain and wipe it gently in a circular motion. If the stain does not disappear completely, repeat the process until it is completely removed.

You will find tips on how to clean individual types of stains on the manufacturer's website.

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