Re­uphol­ster­ing: how to choose the right fab­ric

Sackville Tribune - - REAL ESTATE -

Plan­ning to re­uphol­ster a chair, an arm­chair or a couch? When it comes to pick­ing a fab­ric for your project, don’t base your de­ci­sion solely on colour and pat­tern. In­stead, con­sider the fol­low­ing points be­fore mak­ing your fi­nal choice. other hand, main­tains its shape in­def­i­nitely and is per­fect for up­hol­stery projects. easy-main­te­nance fab­rics (like mi­crofi­bre) are bet­ter suited to house­holds with young chil­dren or pets, while peo­ple with al­ler­gies should avoid fluffy ma­te­ri­als.

Each type of fab­ric has its pros and cons. Vinyl is easy to clean but sub­ject to scratch­ing; leather ages grace­fully but doesn’t mix well with pets’ claws. Ask your lo­cal fab­ric re­tailer for ad­vice to make the best pos­si­ble choice for your needs.

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