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What is the Best Upholstery Fabric for Furniture?

What is the Best Upholstery Fabric for Furniture?

15th May 2018

My Fabric Connection has hundreds of the best upholstery fabric options to choose from. We are committed to bringing you plenty of options so you can find the perfect furniture upholstery fabric for your needs. But we realize so many options can make it hard on you to choose! Here are some tips for how to find the best upholstery fabric.

Like the Look
It may sound obvious, but the first thing to consider when making your choice is if you like the color, pattern and style of the fabric. Are you looking for neutrals or a splash of color? Would you like a solid color or a pattern? Are you looking for something with a country feel or something more modern? Knowing the look and style you want can save you time when searching through our many options of the best upholstery fabric.

Know the Material
The fabric content is what the fabric is made of and that can be important information to know. Polyesters and acrylic fabrics are synthetic materials, which means they are manmade. These synthetic materials are great as furniture upholstery fabric because they are very durable. A fabric made out of a natural material like cotton will not be as durable as a polyester or acrylic fabric. However, we also know that many people like to use only natural materials. If you want to go purely natural, you’ll want to look for cottons and leathers/suede. Linens and silk are also natural fabrics, but due to their durability (or non-durability), they tend to not be the best choice for upholstery.

Double Rub Durability
Fabrics are also rated for the double rub durability. The Double Rub comes from the idea that you will rub the fabric once when you sit down and once when you stand back up. The rating gives you an idea on how well the fabric will hold up to repeated use. A score of 10,000 or higher is a very durable fabric.

To find the best upholstery fabric for you, consider the look you want, then the durability you need and visit My Fabric Connection to find your perfect fabric!