Types of sofa upholstery fabrics Synthetic materials such as polyester fabrics have fairly long abrasion resistance, depending on the quality of the fabric, but they usually don't sit as comfortably on the skin as natural fabrics. They're generally less expensive, so if you're on a tight budget, this might be a good option. But they usually don't last as long as linen fabrics, which means they can cost more in the long run.
Acrylic fabrics tend to have good colorfastness, so they won't leave marks on cushions or clothing. But it can pill up quickly and look shabby. Semi-synthetic fabrics offer the best of both worlds but check the percentages of their ingredients.
As you can see, different fabrics have different advantages and disadvantages. Here are the main upholstery fabrics you can choose from:
Cotton or cotton blend fabric - natural fabric with great durability
Velvet fabric - looks great, comes in a variety of colors, but isn't very durable
Wool or wool-blend fabrics - natural, luxurious fabrics that feel soft to the touch (but make sure you don't choose harsh fabrics)
Jacquard fabrics—heavy, patterned, attractive fabrics with a classic, exaggerated look
Genuine Leather Fabric – Luxurious and elegant, mainly stain-resistant but requires leather conditioner to prevent cracks
Faux leather or suede fabric - easy to clean but difficult to repair if torn
Polyester fabric—cheap and easy care, but pilling
Acrylic fabric—wearable and suitable for good furniture, but uncomfortable
Linen Fabric – Sustainable natural fabric made from the plant fibers of the flax plant for great durability and aesthetics
Leather Look Vinyl Fabric - An easy to clean and very durable material but feels sticky
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