Reappearing stains and spots can occur on upholstered fabrics, but they are much more common on floor coverings.Read more
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Problems abound when it comes to rayon rugs and goes by many different names such as Viscose, Faux Silk, Art Silk, and Bamboo Silk--only to name a few. At least one manufacturer uses a brand name, calling their rayon Luxcelle. Many different names, all the same fiber.Read more
One of the most essential performance characteristics of an upholstery fabric is abrasion resistance… the ability of the material to withstand the rubbing or abrasion it receives in day-to-day use. Many factors are directly related to abrasion resistance, including: type of yarn(s), fabric construction, construction of the furniture, and degree and type of use.Read more
Multi-fiber rugs may be elegant in design but they often require special care. In the last few years, there has been a new emphasis on rugs created with pile elements of two or more different fibers; we simply call these “multi-fiber” rugs.Read more
The WoolSafe Organization is THE source for certification of all maintenance products for wool carpets and floor coverings. As wool has become one of the more desirable fibers for residential and commercial use, this highly respected organization has grown from a single office in the United Kingdom to a worldwide presence with offices in Greece, Germany, Australia, South Africa and the United States.Read more
Shading is a change in pile direction that results in an apparent change in color due to the light reflecting in different ways. Solid color cut-pile carpets will exhibit this more often than textured or patterned carpets.Read more
Fabric Maintenance at Fiber-Seal means more than just applying our premium fabric protection treatment to interior and exterior fabrics. Experts at Fiber-Seal not only protect fabrics, but care for them to by offering spot cleaning services for upholstery. This article focuses on the two basic upholstery cleaning methods.Read more
It could be argued that there are no "bad" fabrics or floor coverings, only less than practical choices. Starting with this premise, there are several types of fabrics used for interior furnishings that are best suited to minimal-use areas such as formal living rooms and guest bedrooms. The fabrics discussed in this article should be specified only in such low-use areas.Read more
As a homeowner you may be looking for a WOW factor – to impress family and friends with a new look. But WOW can turn into "WHAT NOW?" when a fabric selection doesn't perform well. This article focuses on our experience and what we consider to be the most "client-friendly" fabrics.Read more
Anti-fading treatments have been around for decades, the problem is that they are just not effective, which is substantiated by independent lab testing. This article focuses on our research in regards to the testing process for these treatments.Read more