How To Choose the Right Upholstery Fabric
Durable, easy to clean.
This natural fiber provides good resistance to wear, fading and pilling, but is less resistant to soiling and wrinkling.
For everyday use, it’s a good idea to apply a stain-resistant finish.
Very forgiving, easy to clean
This tough material comes in many colors and finishes and develops more character and softness with age.
Stays clean, absorbs moisture
This fabric is best suited for formal living rooms or adult areas because it soils and wrinkles easily. While it won't withstand heavy wear, linen does resist pilling and fading.
Water repellent, durable
Wool and wool blends offer good resistance to pilling, fading, wrinkling, and soil. Generally, wool is blended with a synthetic fiber to make it easier to clean. Blends can be spot-cleaned when necessary. Wool is warm in the summer and cool in the winter.
Easy to care for, less expensive than leather
Vinyl is a practical choice for busy family rooms and children’s furniture.