Natural Sofa MaterialNatural materials have been a popular choice for upholstery sofa. The list below shows a number of natural fabrics with brief description.
Cotton is not as durable or stain resistant than synthetics. Depending on the tightness of the weave, it can be easily damage and wrinkling. The tighter the weave, the stronger will the fabric be. Textured cotton looks good, however it wears fast and tends to trap dirt in the grooves of fabric.
Leather has been popular as it is strong, durable, easy to clean and develop character over time. After long period of usage, leather becomes softer and more comfortable. Having the right sofa care techniques, it can be maintained for long period of time.
It is commonly used in more formal setting as it is less durable for heavy usage. It has similar characteristics with cotton.
Silk is smooth and sleek, but fragile. It looks elegant however it is difficult to maintain.
Wool is more expensive than other fabrics and rarely use as sofa upholstery. It is durable and beautiful.
Blends and Synthtics
Below is the list of synthetics and synthetic blends, with simple description of each.
Microfiber is easy to clean, durable and competitively priced. It is extremely closely woven.
This synthetic material is often created from rayon or olefin. It is strong and look more elegant.
Faux leather is more resistant to pets than the real leather, durable, looks just as rich and luxurious, but is less expensive and kinder to animals.
Acrylic fiber is very durable, fade resistant, and affordable. It resembles wool and are soft to touch.