In order to make faux leather fabrics look like real leather, faux leather makers are going to use different processes, one of them is distressing, and this is the main processes which produces distressed faux leather fabrics.
And as with most products, prices are going to vary dramatically and so is the quality, and today, I would like to talk about some traps you should avoid whenever you are trying to get the best distressed faux leather fabrics for your use, either with upholstery or clothing purposes.
The first trap is the flexibility and elasticity tests.
In order to make a quality distressed faux leather fabric, most faux leather makers are only going to use the most flexible and elastic faux leather fabrics, then, they are going to use different machinery equipment in order to distress and give it to the authentic real leathery look, however, most cheap brands are going to use very harsh techniques, because they do not require heavy machinery and complicated processes, this will result in a faux leather fabric which is very elastic and flexible as well, which is the opposite of what most people think about when selecting the right distressed faux leather fabrics for their own use.
Most people are simply going to think that the more elastic and flexible the fabric is, the better its quality is! I do not agree because this elasticity simply means that a lot of treatments have occurred and a lot of changes have happened to the real faux leather fabric, which is going to damage it and also make it extremely weak and fragile, in other words, it’s not going to withstand wear and tear and after some few months of use, it’s going to start cracking deeply and showing irreparable damages!
If you can stretch a distressed faux leather fabric very easily and without applying a lot of strength and pressure, then you are in deep troubles and it’s probably not going to suits many purposes and uses at all.
The second trap you need to avoid all the time is original damages.
Because the distressing process is very damaging to the faux leather, you need to be extremely careful and pay attention to the fabric you are buying, more importantly, you need to look for original damages, in other words, tears and peels in the faux leather fabric before buying it.
These tears are going to be magnified once you start using and working with it, in other words, they are going to increase in size and depth with time!
Indeed, these are the most important traps you need to avoid when shopping for the right distressed faux leather fabrics for you, if you have a question, use the form below to post it, I’d be very happy to help you out.