It’s all about fibers today! During the latest episode of our Take Back Your Home Podcast, we took a deep dive into the world of fibers, specifically in relation to rugs and furniture. You might be wondering why fibers (otherwise known as the type of material your rug or furniture is made out of) matter so much. A rug is a rug and a sofa is a sofa….right? If only it were that easy. Let’s dig a little deeper into why fibers and performance fibers are different. We promise it’s worth the trip.
In a nutshell, a rug could be made from any of the following materials:
- Olefin or polypropylene
- Polyester carpet
- Wool carpet
- Natural fibers
- Acrylic carpet
- Synthetic fiber
Our podcast episode covers some of these and why knowing your fiber content matters, especially if you’re going to be using that rug in a high traffic area. There are also price point variables to figure out, too.
Fiber content for sofas or other upholstered furniture could include the following, and there is some overlap:
- Olefin sofa cloth types
- Genuine leather fabric
- Polyester sofas
Again, knowing the kind of use your piece of furniture is going to receive is crucial because all fabrics fibers are not meant to last the same amount of time. Silk is beautiful but definitely not recommended for heavy use situations. We discuss lots of in-depth information about various kinds of fibers in our episode and why certain types are best for you or why they might be a terrible decision. It’s fibers galore, remember??
If you’re stuck in the mire with your latest purchasing/recovering project, you should come on over to listen to the podcast. Even better, join our online Take Back Your Home Course and learn how to decipher the noise and find the best solution for YOU. There’s no time like now!
Interior Design by Lee Waters Design | Photography by Gordon Gregory Photo, all rights reserved.