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Whether you're creating upholstery for a home décor project or are a manufacturer of furnished goods, the fabric you choose is everything. With such a diverse selection of upholstery fabrics available at The Yorkshire Fabric Shop, you can create any look you want, safe in the knowledge that our fabric is always high-quality.
We have a wide range of stunning upholstery fabrics to choose between, allowing you to create traditional, contemporary, and quirky designs.
You can also take advantage of a cost-effective delivery service, with speedy delivery and the opportunity to try samples before you invest in your fabrics.
In the past, people bought upholstery fabric simply to cover an old sofa instead of buying a new one. But things have changed, and the possibilities for its use are endless when it comes to upholstery fabric today.
From covering sofas and chairs, ottomans, cushions, and throw pillows, these versatile materials can liven up every room in the home. Upholstery fabric is also a great way to add a pop of colour or pattern to a plain space.
While we have plenty of upholstery fabrics to choose from, what actually separates a good quality upholstery fabric from those of poorer quality? Let's take a look at the key things to watch out for:
When choosing your upholstery fabric, durability is one of the most important considerations. Not only does it play a significant role in the overall look of a piece, but it also determines how long it will last.
All of our upholstery fabrics are durable - but factors such as finish, weave and fibre type will inevitably have an impact.
Natural fibres like wool and cotton are generally more durable than synthetic fibres, while tightly woven fabrics are less likely to tear or wear down over time.
Finishes like coating and treatment can add extra protection against stains and wear, so even synthetic fibres can perform well over the years with these treatments.
Ultimately, if the upholstery fabric is going in a high-traffic area, it's best to buy more durable types, but curtains and cushions can use delicate materials.
Stain resistance is an important consideration when buying upholstery fabric. Various treatment options are available, and each has its advantages and disadvantages.
For example, some treatments provide a high level of protection against stains, but they may also alter the appearance or feel of the fabric. Others are less effective at repelling stains but are less likely to change the fabric's properties.
Ultimately, the best stain-resistant treatment for your upholstery fabric will depend on your specific needs and preferences. With so many options available, it's easy to find a treatment that meets your needs and helps you keep your upholstery looking its best.
All commercial brands need to ensure their upholstery and soft furnishings meet the Fire Safety Regulations Act, so it's essential to buy from a supplier that will offer fire retardant treatments with the fabric choices.
We offer general fire-resistant treatments and contact crib five treatments with our fabrics, so you can rest assured that these materials will suit your customers.
For many designers, pricing is one of the most critical elements when selecting upholstery fabric. Each design can range in price from £10 per metre to over £100, but it depends on numerous factors, including how rare the fabric is and the intricacy of the design.
Smaller designs, such as cushions, require less fabric, so you might be able to afford luxury materials, but it also depends on the customers you're selling fabric to.
For example, the clients of luxury brands will expect the best materials, while people with families will be looking for a reasonable price for hard-wearing fabrics.
All of our fabrics are designed with quality in mind, and we offer a variety of prices so you can make stunning furniture that people will love.
We offer high-quality upholstery fabrics in a range of fabric choices and colours. From traditional paisley patterns to modern geometric prints, you'll find everything you need here - and a lot more.
You're never short of versatility when you shop with us. Our upholstery fabrics range from wool and cotton to chenille, silk and velvet. Each type of fabric has unique characteristics that make it well-suited for different purposes.
For example, wool is a durable fibre that can withstand a lot of wear and tear, making it ideal for high-traffic areas. Cotton is another durable choice that resists fading and staining, but it's also one of the most budget-friendly fabrics.
For a more luxurious look, chenille and velvet will never fail to make an impression and create beautiful upholstery pieces that become a focal point in any room.
What do you want your upholstery designs to say about you? Are subtle shades best for you? Or would you prefer a bold colour that immediately evokes emotions? Reds and purples are both examples of dramatic tones that people love.
There's also a selection of patterns to discover, including stripes and printed animal patterns. You can also keep it traditional, with damask and paisley patterns, or choose from our plain fabrics.
Our designers picked these fabrics because they inspire imagination. We know that upholstery making is a craft, and our team ensures you get the best assortment of fabrics that make stunning sofas, cushions, curtains and blinds.
Order a cost-effective sample to try out your new fabrics, or contact our customer service team if you want some support.
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