THE 4 MOST DURABLE UPHOLSTERY FABRIC OPTIONS

If you've decided on upholstery repairs, your next step is to choose a fabric. To get the most from your piece of furniture, you'll want a fabric that is built to last. We take a look at the most durable types of fabric on the market.

DURABILITY CHECKLIST



MOST DURABLE FABRIC CHOICES

MICROFIBER


LEATHER

IMITATION LEATHER




COTTON



GENERAL TIPS FOR UPHOLSTERY REPAIRS

– A durable fabric is more important in high-traffic areas. If money is a problem, consider splashing out on the leather for the lounge room and a sturdy cotton for the guest room.

– Consider who will be using the piece. If you have indoor pets, invest in microfiber or leather pieces.

– If you have small children, you'll want something dark and stain resistant.

– A higher thread count – i.e. the number of threads per square inch of fabric – lasts longer.

As well as fabric durability, think about the colours and patterns in your fabric. Do they match the rest of the room? Do they match the piece? A large pattern might get lost on a small, delicate piece of furniture, or may overwhelm a small room.