If you're looking to rejuvenate your sofa or give it a brand-new appearance, King Living provides an extensive selection of fabric and leather options tailored to your home and lifestyle. With more than 200 premium fabrics and luxurious leathers carefully curated, you'll have an abundance of choices.
The Science of Fabric Selection
Understanding the different types of fabric testing methods is important when selecting a durable and fit-for-purpose fabric. All fabrics and leathers undergo rigorous testing for wear and tear to ensure they are both high quality and durable2.
1. Fabric Abrasion Test
This measures the durability of a fabric by rubbing it in a specific way for a set duration. The fabric is rated based on how many 'rubs' or cycles it can withstand, with higher numbers indicating greater durability. Categories range from light domestic (for cushion use only) to heavy duty commercial use2.
2. Fabric Pilling Test
This test gives an understanding of how likely the fabric will produce small balls of fibres, also known as 'pills', over time. The fabrics are rated on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being a fabric that showed minimal or no change in appearance after a pilling test. All King Living fabrics have pilling ratings of 3 stars or above, making them suitable for everyday use2.
3. Colour Fastness to UV Light Test
This assesses how much sunlight a fabric can withstand before it starts to fade. Fabrics are graded between 1-8 or 1-7 (depending on the testing method), with 1 indicating the least resistance to light exposure. If your sofa will be placed in an area with significant sunlight exposure, choosing a fabric with a higher rating will ensure longevity2.
Choosing the Right Material
King Living's extensive range of fabrics and leathers cater to all tastes, styles, and requirements. Whether you prefer the classic elegance of leather or the warmth and versatility of fabric, King Living is committed to offering a broad spectrum of options to choose from. Ultimately, the choice depends on your aesthetic preferences, lifestyle, and the specific needs of your home2.
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Visit a Showroom
For a more comprehensive understanding of the fabrics and leathers available, and for personalised advice on which material would be the best fit for your sofa, we recommend visiting a King Living showroom. Our experienced staff can help guide you through the selection process.