Also, what is the meaning behind fabric grades?
Simply put… there is no relationship between furniture fabric quality and price.
The furniture fabric quality vs price question isn’t answered by fabric grades. Rather, grades are used in the furniture industry to separate fabrics by cost, not by quality. A high-grade, very expensive fabric in certain cases could be more delicate and an inexpensive one could be highly durable.
So if fabric grade doesn’t tell you about quality, how do you choose high-quality fabrics? A very good question. Your only recourse is to question more deeply. Consider these points:
- Check the fabric content. Certain yarns have very wear-resistant characteristics, while others don’t.
- Choose a fabric that won’t show color transfer or other household issues that fabrics normally get through time and usage.
- Check to see how tightly the fabric is woven. Loose weaving will tend to both distort and wear faster than a nice dense weave.
- Check the manufacturer’s warranty. A few manufacturers test their fabrics for wear and then add a two-year warranty.
- Understand that there can be a comfort vs wear trade-off. Some of the most durable and stain-resistant of fabrics have a fairly hard feel. Some very comfy, soft fabrics are a bit more prone to stain and wear.
Most Importantly: Please don’t be shy about asking our designers specific questions about the fabrics. We have a lot of information about each fabric. (Much of it is right on the tags attached to the samples – you just have to know how to read it). Additionally, we can take other concerns directly to the fabric mill.
So here is the Furniture Fabric Quality vs Price bigger point: The bad news is that sometimes the perfect look uses expensive fabrics. But the good news is that you can get high-quality fabric coverings at very reasonable prices.
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