Are you a die-hard leather upholstery fan? Do you think nothing but leather will be the best thing for your furniture? Think again! There are now synthetic materials that cost far less than genuine leather and last twice as long. They stay good without absorbing the spills and stains and stay like new despite the wear and tear of rough use!
Microfiber is the gift from technological advancement in recent times. A wide variety of microfiber fabrics have come in a wide range of colours and in different finishes as well. These fabrics drape like dream and are quite sturdy as well. They can be easily washed – machine wash or hand wash and still retain their softness and pretty looks.
Microfibers are really thin – thinner than even human hair! They are made from fibres like rayon, nylon, acetate and polyester. Sometimes more than two of these fibres are combined to make a microfiber material. They can be finished to look like natural fibres – like twill, denim, silks and even suedes and other fabrics.
When the microfiber is finished to resemble suede – it is called microsuede- only they are completely and fully made of polyester fibres. Other popular finishes are velvet and chenille finish. They all look extremely elegant and look expensive but they can be quite sturdy and last much longer than genuine and natural velvet or chenille.
The strength of the microfiber is because of the fine and thin nature of the fibres. They are tightly knit or closely woven resulting in a very durable kind of fabric. They are treated to be water resistant and so water just rolls off them and they are somewhat more breathable then other nylon or polyester material though lightweight and soft.
This material is very easy to maintain with low to nil maintenance demands. Soft, durable and water-repellent qualities make these ideal for upholstering purposes. These are used in making dresses and other house-hold linen uses. Table clothes and towels are quite popular. Another important use is for car and other automobile upholstery.
Here are some beautiful-looking sofa sets from Furniture Store NYC. Look at the luxurious look and comfortable grace of the upholstery! How richly glowing and deep the shades look! These sofas offer a wide range of colours that look surpassingly bright and beautiful. Check out which is your favourite?
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