Is velvet waterproof?
Velvet material has long been a classic for creating a high-class look, used extensively in fashion and interiors. But it can come across as a little overwhelming- you may feel it’s very extravagant or it's too troublesome to care about it.
Correctly adding pieces of velvet will add refinement and style to your room. It’s possible to use velvet as a bold statement and bring together room decorations.
Velvet feels and looks more elegant than most fabrics. However, this doesn’t mean that it isn’t suitable in the house. Since it's available in plenty of types, you can go all-out or keep it basic, from big items like upholstered beds to smaller choices such as throw pillows.
It goes beyond styles and trends- its dazzling sheen makes it particularly ideal for a charming room, but it can look relaxed in most of your spaces. The fact that velvet is high-maintenance is a common misconception. In reality, this fabric isn’t that fragile and will last for several years if taken care of.
A velvet material upholstered sofa is a versatile choice that will hold up beautifully for years of wear, including in a family room that receives a lot of traffic. You'll find that the pile sometimes ruffles up when you sit on a velvet piece. Don’t worry if you don’t like these marks. The pile can revert to its natural condition over time, or you can steam it gently to make it smooth.
Some bigger marks are going to become permanent, but consider them a value that gives a greater sense of character to the piece. Velvet is like leather or wine- it gets better with age.
Can velvet repel water?
Waterproof velvet fabrics are usually used in the bathroom and patio. There are types of velvet that are waterproof. They are available in many stores.
It's a smart idea to add a protective coating when it comes to velvet to help repel stains. Review the product manual before using items that are intended for use on leather or suede, since not all of them are applicable for velvet and other fabrics.
There are specific products you can use for your velvet furniture and home décor to protect them from water damage. Put in mind that these products don’t make velvet fabrics waterproof. Instead, they assist in making the velvet fabric stain-resistant. Some waterproofing products cost too much compared to the basic variants. If waterproof is important to you, it’s a great idea to invest in these treatments.
Since velvet fabric has a nap on, the technique is essential when putting a protective coating. Incorrect applying of protective spray will lead to the matting of the nap, which will leave the velvet with crushed-looking patches. Take note to keep the spray at least six inches away from the fabric.
If you don't want to do this yourself, Yorkshire Fabric Shop offers a water repellent treatment or even a soil and stain treatment that can be applied to velvet materials. This is carried out by a proffesional company that does work for commercial and contract envrioments so you can be assured the treatment will be of a high quality standard.
The Yorkshire Fabric Shop offers high-quality velvet fabrics at affordable prices. Our velvet pieces are available in many colours and designs. To see our excellent collection, you may browse our website. You may also follow our official social media accounts to see the latest offers about our products.