The upholstery fabrics are an essential furniture component to adapt our environment to the preferred style by each of us, be it classical, modern or contemporary.
Thanks to them, in fact, we can
customize the various furnishing elements and give our spaces the atmosphere we want, making them even more welcoming and comfortable. In this article we offer you some useful tips to guide you in choosing and purchasing the fabrics that are right for you.
The tissue types and compositions used most often for this purpose are generally the following: brocade cotton or cotton blend , velvet and polished Rasone in mixed cotton or synthetic . Let’s see the main features together.
The Brocade is one of the most precious fabrics. The adjective “brocco” literally means:
“Adorned with spikes, with rings of thread in relief” and in fact its beauty and peculiarity lies in the fact that it has designs in relief on the background fabric. To the touch it is full-bodied, soft and resistant. Velvet has an ancient history and is among the most popular fabrics. Its name derives from the Latin term: “vellus”, that is, fleece and its characteristic is that it consists of a shaved and very dense hair. One of its peculiarities is its iridescent brilliance .
The Cotton is the most widely used textile fiber and produced in the world and among its many features we cite the elasticity, strength, fineness and breathability.
The shiny Rasone , finally, as the name suggests, is a shiny fabric, smooth and soft to the touch.
These types of fabric lend themselves well to making nail upholstery or light upholstery.
THE NAIL UPHOLSTERY
By ” nail upholstery ” we mean a range of reinforced weave fabrics that can also be used by upholsterers who, as is known, use nails to cover upholstered items such as sofas , armchairs and chairs which are therefore not removable.
When choosing these fabrics, some fundamental aspects must be taken into account: first of all, it is advisable to ensure that the fabric chosen is well reinforced and resistant to stress, in particular to rubbing, stains and abrasion. If the fabric is not very resistant, in fact, unpleasant unsightly signs of wear may soon appear and this almost always happens in the most visible areas.
THE LIGHT UPHOLSTERY
By “light upholstery” we mean anything that can be lined or covered. With this type of fabric it is possible to create simple scarves, sofa covers, clothes for chair covers, table covers, cushions of any kind for chair, bed or sofa, etc.
Both kinds of upholstery, from nails and light, can also be used for falls, valances and bedspreads .
LOOKING FOR UPHOLSTERY FABRICS FOR YOUR STYLE?
You are in the right place! On our site you will find 2 lines of upholstery fabrics : refined, suggestive and refined classic upholstery fabrics for those who prefer the classic style, and lively, lively modern upholstery fabrics , with different patterns or geometric patterns available in a myriad of patterns and shades for those who prefer modern and contemporary style.
The fabrics can be purchased by the meter and their height can vary from 280 to 330 meters .