When first discovered vinyl was considered to be a useless material. Since then however, it has become a favorite for many different upholstery projects. Vinyl is extremely durable and will hold up under almost any conditions.
The backings of our vinyl fabrics vary, most have an expanded backing while a few are felt backed. More information is given with each product. Keep in mind that the felt backed vinyls are not appropriate for outdoor use, while the expanded back vinyls can be used for outdoor upholstery.
Uses for Solid Vinyl
Our solid vinyl fabrics are great for boat cushions, car interiors, RV interiors, offices and patio furniture. Some of our more colorful vinyl fabrics are great for adding a retro dimension to home decor and automotive upholstery.
Our solid vinyl fabrics can also be used for upholstery in conference rooms, home offices, lounge seats, spas and massage tables.
Tips for Solid Vinyl
It is a good idea to allow vinyl fabric to air out before using them. It can be harmful to vinyl fabrics to store them with moth repellants or to place them on lacquered surfaces, as they may stick. Our vinyl fabrics can withstand moderate heat.
Caring for Solid Vinyl
Solid vinyl is an easy to maintain in good condition. It can easily be cleaned with soap and water. For tougher stains a mild detergent with water should do. Please be aware that some household cleaners and solvents remove plasticizers from vinyl, making them brittle. Abrasive cleaners scratch the smooth surface.
Storing Solid Vinyl
If you use our solid vinyl fabrics for outdoor upholstering, it is recommendable to store them during the winter months to better preserve them.
If you are storing vinyl fabrics on their own we recommend rolling them on a tube to prevent the creasing that comes with folding. Furthermore, avoid storing your vinyls 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 solid vinyls out of direct sunlight.