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Upholstery fabric usually refers to the decorative fabrics and textiles that cover your chairs and sofas, with it also being used for wall coverings. The uses of upholstery fabrics requires that it be durable and has an ability to withstand wear and tear. When looking at decorator and designer fabrics that are intended for upholstery it is important that you find a suitable wearing fabric for the use that it will receive daily. While a beautiful fabric is important to achieve your desired decorating look, it is also important to use higher quality fabrics for your heavier use, while light weight fabrics can be used accent furniture that receives only occasional use. While not all fabrics show a rating factor, many high quality decorator and designer fabrics will show a value for a Double Rub test which denotes the amount of wear the fabric will take. The higher this number is the more durable these fabrics are. Be sure to look at and feel a fabric you would like to use for upholstery that does not have a double rub value listed. Remember this, If a decorator or designer fabrics has a double rub value listed for it, then it is definitely rated for use as upholstery, otherwise it may be drapery fabric suitable for curtains, bedding, pillows, table linens and more. Some great upholstery fabrics can be found in manufacturers such as S Harris, Showcase, Stout, Sunbrella, Swavelle Millcreek, and Thybony. Waverly, Stout, Portfolio and Wesco as well as Zimmer and Rohde also offer an extensive line of quality fabrics for upholstery that are available by the yard and offer samples and discount pricing.
Fabrics that are lighter weight and feature a looser weave that allows them to drape well are the types of fabrics that work well for drapery, curtains and other types of window treatments as well as bedding and light use accent furniture. A variety of drapery fabric manufacturers are offered that include American Silk Mills, Avon, Big Kahuna, Carole, Casner, Collier Campbell, Dogwood, Greenhouse Design and Gumtree. Lining fabrics are offered from Hanes and Roc Lon Industries. Other quality drapery fabrics that are available by the yard include selections from Maxwell, Jay Yang, Kaslen, Kast and Lady Ann along with Latimer Alexander and Laura Ashley. Magnolia Fabrics offers a great selection of drapery fabric as does Merrimac and Michael Jon Designs along with Michael Miller, Premier Prints and Norbar.
Natural Fabrics suitable for drapery.
- Cotton fabrics are used extensively for draperies. Cotton fibers handle abrasion and accept dye beautifully giving it the ability to be printed on in a wide range of colors. Cotton is capable of accepting finishes and treatments that render it shrink-resistant, stain-repellent, flameproof and water-repellent. With cotton being a natural fiber it is susceptible to fading and rotting when exposed to direct sunlight and heat and thus should be used with a lining fabric to extend its life.
- Another fabric suitable for drapery is linen. Like cotton, linen also has a strong fiber that is easily dyed and has the ability to be made to resemble a variety of finishes. The linen yarns unevenness gives it a natural richness, with the slick nature of the fiber giving it a luster and the ability to ward off dirt. Linen fabrics are very good at holding their shape, but are also able to be wrinkled easily. Linen is often blended with cotton and other fibersto make a stronger fabric that resists wrinkling much better than linen by itself.
- Wool has a natural spiral that creates air pockets that insulate against winter cold and summer heat. This characteristic and its smooth drape, make wool well suited for draperies. Wool tends to spring back to its original shape when stretched and is also more naturally resistant to sunlight than plant based natural fabrics.
Synthetic Fabrics suitable for drapery
- Rayon, the original artificial silk, is made from wood pulp. Rayon takes dye well and drapes beautifully. Rayon is often blended with other fibers to decrease static electricity, improve softness and enhance dyeing. Another advantage is that Rayon is not flammable, however, this fabric is weakened by sunlight.
- Acetate also uses wood pulp as its origin and burns and melts readily. It also drapes well, but is also weakened by sunlight as are most all types of fibers.
- Polyester is able to blend well with other fibers which imparts characteristics such as wrinkle resistance, resilience, cleanability and an ability to retain pressed in pleats. Polyester resists degradation to sunlight, making it a great outdoor fabric choice. It is also used in flame resistant and fire retardant fabrics because of its resistant to ignition.
- Acrylic fabrics are an oil based fiber that can be spun to resemble natural fibers, but with added strength and lower cost. Acrylic fabrics do not burn readily and exhibit good resilience and elasticity, resist mildew, moths and sunlight and hold color well. Acrylic fabrics are the perfect choice for outdoor drapery as well as for outdoor furniture upholstery. A great example of fabrics manufactured especially for outdoor use are Phifer Sheerweave and Mermet Fabrics, which are solar fabrics that also work well indoors and are widely used in solar roller shades.
Designer and Decorator Fabric
Whether you call this type of fabric Designer Fabric, Decorator Fabric or even Decorative Fabric, they all have a few characteristics in common. They are constructed to be durable, long lasting, color fast and heavier in weight than clothing fabric. These fabrics usually come in widths of at least 48 inches, with 54 inches being the standard, although wider widths are offered, especially in sheer fabrics to allow for seamless construction. Fabric Manufacturers offered in this category of fabrics includes such well known names as Waverly, Stroheim, Duralee, Kravet, Robert Allen, Kasmir and Fabricut along with a host of others that include Ralph Lauren, Clarke & Clarke and Motif. Other top lines of these designer fabrics offered include Schumacher, Beacon Hill, Bergamo, Chivasso, GP & J Baker, Highland Court, and Lee Jofa. Other decorative fabrics used for upholstery, slipcovers, bedding, pillows, curtains and drapery that are offered come from Telafina, Westgate, RM Coco, Jab, Barrow and Payne. When selecting decorative fabrics it is important to consider both the aesthetic properties of the fabric such as color, pattern and design as well as things like fade resistance, fire resistance, mildew resistance and so forth. Many of these factors will be determined by your unique requirements such as climatic conditions, amount of sunlight hitting the fabric, usage of the fabric, possibility of stains, etc. Each designer fabric is available by the yard, offer samples and are discount priced.