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Bring Performance Fabrics Inside and Out

Design Tip: Bring Performance Fabrics Inside and Out

For homes with pets or kids, keeping furniture looking fresh and new can be an impossible challenge because stains and spills are bound to happen.

If this describes your home, or you just want fabrics that are durable and easy to clean, then new performance fabrics are what you’ve been dreaming of. These innovative materials can withstand years of use and not show their age.

The term “performance fabric” refers to any specialty fabric that is designed to withstand wear and tear while being simple to clean. The overall concept for performance fabrics is longevity and simplicity, which makes them ideal for indoor and outdoor furniture.

Performance fabrics were originally created for exterior use but were stiff to the hand and offered very limited colours and patterns. But thanks to advanced developments over the past few years, they are now stylish enough to be welcomed indoors!

upholstery fabrics

Even with all their added performance capabilities, you would be hard-pressed to tell these materials apart from regular upholstery fabrics. They are soft, available in virtually any colour and the pattern options are endless. They are also fade and UV resistant, durable, a cinch to clean and pet and family-friendly.

Performance fabrics work by surrounding each durable fiber in order to deter spills and resist stains. So when accidents do happen—which we all know they will—cleanup is fast and worry-free (if you treat the area immediately). For lighter spills, blot using a damp towel. For tougher messes, mix mild soap and water and clean with a towel.

I have used performance fabrics on many, many upholstery projects, including headboards, dining chairs, bench seating, sofas, chairs and outdoor furniture and accessories.

With performance fabrics, you no longer have to choose between function and style. If you have an upholstered piece of furniture that needs an update, contact us and we can help you find the best performance fabrics for your project. You will not be disappointed!

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