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Advantages of Vinyl Material

Posted by Slabs On March - 26 - 2010

Are you looking to update your home? One way to freshen the look of your home is by simply updating the fabric your furniture is covered in. Changing the upholstery by modifying the fabric covering your furniture gives a great change to any boring old room. Nowadays everyone wants to save money and the most inexpensive way to go is by doing it yourself. Vinyl adds a look of freshness and easily updates that boring couch.

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Vinyl can totally transform the image of an old couch and freshen the look by giving it a shiny and glossy finish. In terms of function, vinyl is quite durable as a fabric used for upholstery since it is spill and stain resistant.

Unlike ordinary fabric used on ordinary sofas, vinyl does not absorb water which makes it great for upholstery especially if you have kids in the house who are prone to spilling. Vinyl does not fade easily like other fabrics when exposed to sunlight. If it happens that it does fade, simply buff it up and it will go back to its lively gloss finish.

Vinyl, also know as PVC, is glossy and non porous plus it is quite flexible providing for a range of uses which is why it is not only found in fabric upholstery but on table tops as well.

It is easily managed and does not need much maintenance when it comes to cleaning. Unlike ordinary fabric which you need to wash and rotate in cleanings, vinyl only needs buffing once in a month for it to get back its shine or glossy finish.

PVC has a lot of color choices to choose from. From an elegant black or pure white, there are a ton of options to select from to create a totally new look for your sofa or upholstery without having to spend much money.

2 Responses to “Advantages of Vinyl Material”

  1. Mary says:

    I’m reupholstering a sofa, and I have a small dog (a Scotty terrier). I’m considering a leather lookalike, faux leather, “whatever” fabric that’s basically vinyl.

    Will the fabric stand up to the scratching of a terrier?



  2. admin says:

    You’ll want to get a sample of the material you are interested in to see if it will be scratch proof. There are some upholstery vinyls that will hold up better than others.

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