Opinion on fabric (pics)

dorry2April 23, 2012

I really need to make a decision on sofa fabric for a summer home. I posted a while ago with fabrics that the sales rep talked me out off and saying, down the road, the fabrics will not wear well, one will pill and get fuzzy, blah, blah, blah! This is a Broyhill fabric since I do not want to go high-end for a summer place. The thought is in a few years, I will retire this sofa to the loft upstairs.

The second photo is a truer representation of the fabric. It is a nice weight -do you think this is a good choice for a sofa? This is a summer home that will not be used heavily and no small children, just a few young mid-20's adults! The rep said it will show water marks. I am not that concerned and have never spilled anything on our home sofa. I am going back and forth trying to decide on a fabric. Your thoughts are appreciated.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I forgot to add, the fabric is 100% cotton. Thanks, all!

    Bookmark   April 23, 2012 at 10:34PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

If no pets, your probably be fine with this fabric as a medium to light weight cotton, looks similar to the Covington Pebbletex or Kavastex.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 7:27AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Light weight fabric for furniture is the one that I usually support.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 1:30AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Most 100% cotton fabrics do not show water marks but if this does it would concern me as it would be very difficult to keep clean. I might ask for a large swatch and experiment on it or ask if you can call the mill for more information.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2012 at 7:23AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

How much is that one? Are you choosing it based on cost? I think you can probably find something a little higher end and spend less. Almost all furniture manufacturers doing custom sofas allow C.O.M. (where you buy the fabric) There are a lot of amazing fabric places and a green is EASY! I think this one has the look that it might get wrinkly and wear a bit more than something woven (even if its rarely in use).

    Bookmark   May 25, 2012 at 8:15PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

You should looked for a fabric that has been pre-washed prior to being upholstered. If you really want it to be washable there are some fabrics that have been prewashed twice.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 6:37AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

You might want to consider a slipcovered sofa for a summer home like you described. The fabric you have chosen would be perfect for a slipcover.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 4:37PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Quality Outdoor Furniture Brands/Materials?
I am looking to buy an outdoor dining set, chaise loungers...
Couch identity help
Where can I find a similar couch(shape wise)? http://www.neodecodesigns.com/images/portfolio_images/trendybluecontemporary/6.JPG...
Sangeetha Selvaraj
Kitchen Table Repair
Hi. My kitchen table has a crack in it and I was wondering...
Restoration Hardware at a Discount??
I love the furniture from RH but it is way out of my...
Room&Board Cruz Chaise Lounge Cushion help
I would be forever grateful If anyone has a Cruz chaise...
Sponsored Products
Portfolio Marly Honeycomb Black Barrel Arm Chair
Bernina White Boudoir 12x16 6oz Pillow
$61.00 | Bellacor
Modway Wing Lounge Chair in Orange
Beyond Stores
CUL10 Copper Low Voltage Pathlyte with Mounting Stake
Cobble Brown Braided Cream Shade Anya Table Lamp
Lamps Plus
Chicology Blaze Faux Wood Blind Multicolor - FWBZ2364
$82.98 | Hayneedle
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™