I’ve written so many posts about the best faux leather upholstery fabrics to use, unfortunately, I always keep receiving questions from different readers about things they should avoid and how they should select the right upholstery fabric for them.
I’ve used the word “unfortunately” not because I hate answering people’s questions, but because most people are still unable to understand how to select the right upholstery fabric for specific uses, even worse; most manufacturers are still using dirty tactics in order to sell low-quality upholstery fabrics at very high prices, which is very deceiving and disappointed as well.
Today, I would like to talk about black faux leather upholstery fabric, how to select it, and most importantly, what are the things to stay away from.
Let’s talk about how to select the right black faux leather upholstery fabric.
The first and probably most important aspect to look at is cotton backing.
By cotton backing, I’m talking about natural fiber linings that are going to be installed on the back of faux leather upholstery fabrics, usually, it’s made out of cotton or other natural fibers, but it also can be made out of nylon and different other synthetic fibers as well.
Cotton backing is extremely important because it’s the one element responsible for making your black faux leather upholstery fabric resistant to tears and pressure, in fact, it’s like building using concrete, you should reinforce its with steel, and this is what quality manufacturers do with their black faux leather upholstery fabrics, they add cotton backing on the back in order to reinforce them and make them much more durable and resistant to stretching and wear and tear.
The second thing you need to always look for is the right thickness.
And here, I’m talking about medium thickness.
Don’t think that a very thick fabric is suitable for upholstery making, from my experience, thickness is very important because it can prevent the fabric from cracking and also from peeling very easily while also giving you the right elasticity and flexibility to not crack easily.
Let me tell you now about the best brand I’ve worked with when it comes to black faux leather upholstery fabric:
Plassteck Fabrics, yes, their fabrics are just beyond compare.