How to Choose the Best Commercial Upholstery for the Job
Choosing the right fabric for commercial upholstery applications
is an important aspect of any upgrade you are planning for your
premises. An 'incorrect' fabric will soon begin to look faded and
tired, detracting from the internal surroundings.
Scotland has the experience to guide you through the
selection process so that your commercial upholstery project in
Edinburgh has dazzling results!
Medium and heavy use fabrics are best selected in a commercial
upholstery application. You may think that the range of these
fabrics would be limited but in fact, there is a mind-boggling
array in terms of choice.
These fabrics offer the best in sustainability,
meaning they will last much longer and stand up to the heavy, daily
use. The sustainability of fabric is measured in double rubs.
The double rub count refers to the durability of any given
fabric; the double rub of a fabric is graded and tested by the use
of a machine, that rubs back and forth (hence double rub) until the
fabric is worn out.
Commercial upholstery fabrics are graded between 100,000 to
250,000 double rubs, with domestic fabrics being slightly less.
Fabrics that are blended from various other ones tend to have a
higher double rub grade; for example, chenille, polyesters, rayon
and cotton are all a blend that adds durability to a fabric.
Colour is clearly important too and you will no doubt have a
colour scheme in mind. Many commercial upholstery
Edinburgh clients build their decor around the fabrics they use
as furnishings and you can build pattern into the decorative scheme
Upholstery Scotland has a range
of fabrics, ideas as well as a growing gallery of previous work
completed that will inspire you.
The odd unexpected dash of colour can
considerably lift a room, and the clever use of bold and intricate
patterns can also add an unexpected but glamour twist to a
Adding texture can also help but it is
important to bear in mind that over time, heavily textured fabrics
will become compressed and will begin to look tired and shoddy -
not the look you are out to achieve.
Planning your commercial upholstery project is
important as this is paramount in getting it right so that when all
the hard work is done, the decorators have left and you open your
doors to customers, you will them gasp in delight and