Custom Upholstery – Pick What’s Right For You
Having the option to select a piece of furniture that’s just your style and fits right into your life is wonderful, but it’s not always easy to select the custom upholstery to select. Each upholstery options comes with its own benefits. To help make picking the right custom upholstery for your furniture, here’s a guide filled with fast facts to help.
Custom Upholstery – Chenille
Composition: Chenille is comprised of polyester or poly-blend yarns that have an even, plush pile. It’s an inviting fabric that resists pilling and wrinkling.
Maintenance: Vacuum periodically to prevent debris from building up between the woven fibers. Use a soft brush to keep the nap feeling soft and new. Do not clean with water.
Durability: The blend of polyesters makes chenille highly durable and perfect for furniture pieces that get everyday use.
Style: Luxurious comfort with a dash of curl-up softness.
Ideal for: A home that’s stylish but not stuffy, and furniture that gets a lot of love, but needs to maintain its polish.
Custom Upholstery – Velvet
Composition: Whether crafted from cotton or polyester, velvet offers a plush, soft feel. Cotton is a fiber that can achieve an upscale look and be very durable, while polyester offers durability plus insulation and wrinkle resistance.
Maintenance: Professional furniture cleaning service using a solvent-based cleaning agent is required.
Durability: Velvet naturally ages over time, resulting in light marks or bruising that add to its character and sheen.
Style: Velvet’s three-dimensional texture makes colors appear richer and more vibrant. It creates both a visual and tactile experience that conveys approachable elegance.
Ideal for: The fashion-forward home. Uptown looks with downtown sensibility.
Custom Upholstery – Leather
Composition: Top-grain or full-grain leather, which means they come from the top layer of hide and include all or part of the natural grain is a natural material that retains its character marks and subtle variations so no two pieces are exactly alike.
Maintenance: Dry dust regularly with soft cloth or vacuum with soft attachment. Keep away from direct sunlight to avoid fading. Blot stubborn food stains on natural leather with distilled water. Mild soap and warm water may be used on Performance leather.
Durability: Performance leather is specially treated to be spill and scratch resistant, aging beautifully to maintain a smooth-to-the-touch feel. Natural leather patinas beautifully over time while remaining durable.
Style: Natural, rich and timeless. Leather will never go out of fashion.
Ideal for: The indecisive decorator – it has a timeless appeal. You’ll never tire of a leather piece of furniture.
Custom Upholstery – Woven Fabrics
Composition: Crafted from a variety of materials, these fabrics combine various yarns to create visual interest and depth.
Maintenance: The raised yarns can be damaged by shrinking, color bleeding or distortion if exposed to aggressive or harsh cleaning products. Mild spot cleaning or professional cleaning is recommended.
Durability: These fabrics can camouflage stains well and are durable. With proper care, they’ll last for years.
Style: Woven patterns and textures add visual interest and personality to every piece of furniture.
Ideal for: The bold decorator who embraces pattern or the classic designer who wants a touch of color or texture. There’s something for everyone!
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