Friday, November 12, 2010
Choosing their living room furniture, some homeowners concentrate on the comfort, style and the materials’ colors. Little consideration is given to the type of materials used. In most instances, most furniture stays tough although the material has started to deteriorate.
Be sure to include the kind of fabric used if you are looking for a new set of furniture for your living room. The following issues must be taken into consideration:
• The people who will use the room; like are there children in the household?
• Are there pets staying inside the sitting room?
• Are they just intended for visitors?
• Do you have much time to tidy them?
If they are meant for visitors only, durability is not a concern. This is not so with kids or pets around. Look for materials that require less maintenance.
Fabrics with raised upholstered patterns must be replaced almost immediately. Silky closed-weaved materials are more durable and this can be seen in the manner the weave was done.
Although nice to look at, furniture made from natural materials like cotton easily rips off. Nevertheless, processing innovations have made natural fabrics stronger.
Manmade materials repel blemishes and moderately get dirty. One of the strongest synthetic materials is the nylon blend and is easier to maintain as they defy dirt and smudges. Polyester blends are also easy to maintain. Less expensive is rayon. It repels depreciation, does not lose its color from sunlight and is soft.
Modern furniture for the living room uses microfiber. This is a good choice for households with kids or pets. Microfiber is soil and stain resistant so it definitely is suggested for places that involves a lot of activity. Comfortable and soft, microfiber furniture does not sacrifice resiliency and is hard-wearing. It equally does not create fluff.
Another material that is commonly used for modern furniture is leather. Long-lasting and dense, leather stays longer especially if well taken cared of. It is easy to clean and only a moist cloth is needed to keep it tidy.