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Best Counter Stool Upholstery Materials

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Upholstered counter stools allow homeowners to add warmth to their home decoration through the use of different types of fabrics. Counter stools come in a variety of upholstery materials, allowing you to choose from a wide selection for your home. Before you make a choice, though, consider the type of upholstery fabric you'll use and determine whether it is a good fit for your home. This article will help you learn about the best counter stool upholstery materials.

Best Materials for Counter Stools:

  1. Vinyl: Vinyl is the most durable of the upholstery fabrics. Vinyl has a similar appearance to leather but is often more slick and shiny. The fabric itself is also thinner. Vinyl counter stools can be purchased in almost every color and are also available in an assortment of prints and designs, making it a simple matter to match any decor. Vinyl resists stains, is hard to rip or tear, doesn't fade and is waterproof. It is cleaned easily with a single wipe by a damp rag. For long-term durability and ease of cleaning, you cannot go wrong choosing vinyl for your upholstered counter stools. You get material that lasts as well as your choice of color and pattern.

  2. Leather: Although leather was once a costly upholstery material, lately it has become more affordable for most homeowners. Leather resists tears and rips and doesn't puncture easily. Because leather breathes, it maintains a mild temperature in extreme cold and heat. Leather is stain-resistant and easy to clean. Leather counter stools come in a variety of colors so that you can easily choose one that blends with your room's decoration. Leather counter stools will give your home a comfortable feel.

  3. Canvas: Due to its durability, canvas is used for camping equipment, backpacks, furniture cushions and sails for boats. Canvas comes in a variety of colors and prints, making it simple to find one that is perfect for your room. Canvas counter stools are easily cleaned with mild soap and water, but be careful with food and drink because canvas absorbs quickly and will soak up spills. Because canvas is made from cotton, linen or a blend of the two, it will not become sticky in high temperatures or get cold as temperatures drop. Canvas durability is determined by the tightness of its weave.

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