Home decoration knowledge: sofa fabric types and characteristics

Update:18 Jul 2018

Sofa fabric classification: 1, according to the classif […]

Sofa fabric classification:

1, according to the classification of raw materials, there are cotton, linen, chemical fiber. There are many kinds of chemical fiber, including polyester, acrylic, viscose, rayon and so on. Many chemical fiber fabrics are a mixture of several ingredients. As for silk and wool, it is very rare mattress fabrics.

Flat weave

2, according to the dyeing method, there are dyed, yarn-dyed. The dyeing is to first weave the cloth and then dye the color; the yarn-dyed is to dye the yarn first, then weave the fabric. Regardless of the composition of the fabric, it can be made into a dyed fabric or a dyed fabric. Generally, the monochrome is basically a dyed cloth, and not a single color is a dyed fabric.

3, according to the type of yarn, there are spinning suede, chenille yarn and so on. Chenille is divided into thick chenille and fine chenille. Suede suede is a fabric that looks like suede and is made of polyester. It is currently on the market. The chenille yarn is a relatively thick yarn that looks furry, and the cloth woven with chenille is called chenille. There are many kinds of ingredients, and polyester and viscose can be made into chenille. The cloth is thicker and the style is rougher. Currently there are more in the market.

Fine chenille

Commonly used are suede, chenille, yarn-dyed fabric, cotton cloth, linen. These fabrics are not good or bad, but each has different characteristics. According to the price, the same weight of fabric, polyester is the cheapest, all the expensive cotton, linen is much more expensive. However, many yarn-dyed fabrics or chenille fabrics are relatively heavy and thicker, so the price will be higher.

Different fabrics are suitable for different styles of sofas. Modern styles and sofas with stronger lines are more suitable for cotton or linen; classical styles use chenille and dyed fabrics. Therefore, choosing a sofa is not a matter of choosing which kind of cloth, but also the matching of the color and style of the fabric.

Different fabric sofa features:

1. Cotton sofa: environmentally comfortable

The fabric sofa made of pure cotton material is soft, breathable, natural and environmentally friendly. It is close to the skin and is the most popular model in the market. The rustic style is most used in cotton sofas.

Features: cheap price, the most color, but the elasticity is poor, easy to wrinkle, easy to dye, less wear-resistant.

Tips for buying: Generally, the player feels soft and thick, and the color is natural and uniform. Pull out the thread of the cloth and burn it with fire. It can be turned into ash and has no good quality.

2. Flannel sofa: soft and delicate

Like the fur of a small animal, the most impressive impression of the flannel sofa is its super delicate, gentle touch. From the corduroy of the past to the current suede, the flannel sofa has changed its identity in the glamorous and elegant. Compared to other fabrics, flannel sofas are expensive.

Features: It has a stylish appearance, good color rendering effect, dustproof, anti-fouling, etc., but it is easy to generate static electricity.

Optional Tips: Try to be gentle and smooth, with uniform color, good gloss and strong overall feeling. If it is a long flannel, it can be touched back and forth by hand, so that it has no obvious discoloration and whitening. The short fluff is the denser the better, the thicker the better.

Suede print

 Suede print

3. Burlap sofa: warm in winter and cool in summer

Warm in winter and cool in summer, the most fascinating part of the linen sofa is its good thermal conductivity. Even if it is hot in summer, don't worry about sweaty and slimy. The texture of the burlap sofa is tight and soft, moderately soft and hard, with a simple and natural temperament.

Features: relatively wear-resistant, not easy to pleat, no fading, no ball, no static electricity, no mold in wet places.

Optional Tips: Whether the surface is flat, whether there is a thread or interface, is a key indicator of the quality of linen. If you want a softer linen sofa, you can choose a cotton-padded sofa with a high cotton content.


4. Blended sofa: approximate natural

Blended with cotton and chemical fiber materials, it can exhibit the visual effect of silk, or flannel, or linen, but the pattern and color are not natural and pure, and the price is relatively cheap. In recent years, with the rise of differentiated chemical fiber and blended fiber and blended fabrics, coupled with the increasingly perfect dyeing and finishing process, the soft hand and high simulation effect of blended fabrics can be almost false.

Features: easy to wash and hot, bright color, durable and flexible.

Buying Tips: When buying, pay attention to the composition of the fabric. The larger the proportion of cotton, the better.