With J & O's selection of Floral Upholstery Fabrics, you can have a tranquil garden in your living room. Our Floral Upholstery Fabrics will transport you from the medieval gardens of the Loire Valley to the rural English countryside and on to the breeze-kissed flowers of the tropics.
Under this category you will find bark cloth, chenille and other designer upholstery fabrics. The range of styles in our Floral Upholstery section makes these fabrics ideal for projects in any room.
There is a stunning upholstery fabric in this section for everyone and every room in your home. Here you will find dignified floral fabrics with elegant colors and stately designs that are perfect for living rooms, libraries and studies. They also look wonderful when paired with antique furniture.
Other selections from our Floral Upholstery Fabric section display delightful designs and vibrant colors that will add an irresistible touch of whimsy to your home decor. Bedrooms, basements, dens, family rooms and living rooms are ideal areas for such upholstery fabrics.
Our Floral Upholstery Fabrics are decorator's dream come true; they are beautiful, durable and will last for years with the proper care. However, what is the proper care for these upholstery fabrics? Continue reading to find out.
Protect Your Floral Upholstery Fabrics
Prompt attention to stains increases success in removing them. Even stain-resistant finishes such as scotch-guard offer only temporary protection. Periodic cleaning by professional upholstery cleaners will maximize the lifespan of your floral upholstery.
Our Floral Upholstery Fabrics section may include chenille, velvet and other fabrics with piles. The care for these fabrics may vary depending on their composition. To see specific recommendations on the proper care of these upholstery fabrics please visit their respective description pages.
Preserve Your Floral Upholstery Fabrics
To preserve your floral upholstery fabrics it is essential that you vacuum or lightly brush them weekly to protect them against the accumulation of dust and soil and to prevent dirt from becoming embedded between the fibers. This simple measure helps the colors of your upholstery fabrics maintain their vibrancy for longer. Also remember to rotate and turn your cushions weekly to prevent uneven wear. This will also balance exposure to sunlight.
Another practical reminder that will help keep your floral upholstery fabrics looking fresh is to never place newspapers directly on the fabric; the ink from newspapers can cause permanent stains. Dyes, corrosives, acids, paints, inks, nail polish and chemical-based removers should not be used in the vicinity of your upholstered furniture.
Upholstered furniture should be kept out of direct sunlight to protect it from fading.
What You Should Know About Stain Repellants
The stain repellants with which most of our floral upholstery fabrics are treated provide protective barriers around the individual fibers. The intention is for liquid spills to bead up on the surface of the fabric for easy blotting before they are absorbed. However, a fabric's stain repellant properties do not make it waterproof. Keep in mind that the effectiveness of a stain repellant will deteriorate over time with the wear and abrasion caused by normal use.
Store Your Floral Upholstery Fabrics
If you are going to store your floral upholstery fabrics for any period of time, be sure to have them properly laundered first to prevent dust, soil and stains from attracting critters. Furthermore, avoid storing your upholstery fabrics in attics, basements and other places that tend to be vulnerable to mold, mildew, insects and other threats. The best storage location is a cool, dry room. If using a closet, make sure there is sufficient air circulation to prevent mold growth. Always store your upholstery fabrics out of direct sunlight.
Your floral upholstery fabrics can be stored in bags of linen, cotton or muslin. Do not use plastic bags, cedar chests or cardboard boxes for storage. Fumes from polyurethane foam, cedar closets and acids in unvarnished wood and cardboard can damage your upholstery fabrics. Acid free tissue paper can also be employed in fabric storage.
If possible, store your floral upholstery fabrics on a roll rather than folded to prevent difficult to remove creases from forming. If folding the fabric is your only option, try to remove the fabric and refold it regularly to prevent permanent creasing.
* The above information is intended to aid our customers in their fabric projects. These suggestions are based on manufacturer's recommendations and customer insights. The above statements are not intended to be understood as unequivocal or applicable to every circumstance. Therefore, J&O Fabrics is not responsible for the results of the implementation of these cleaning methods.