If you are browsing our collection of smart furniture and find yourself undecided between a polyester or velvet fabric sofa this article is for you. Here are some of the characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of these options:

 

 

Polyester: 

The most popular option in our website are the polyester fabric sofa/sofa beds. The main characteristic of this fabric is its strength and durability especially when sourced from a quality manufacturer polyester fabrics can withstand years of use without showing signs of damage. This fabric is also known for its easy to clean and quick dry capabilities when compared to other fabrics such as cotton blends.

One of the few drawbacks of this fabric is that it is not as soft and warm as the velvet option, but this does not mean it is a rough fabric, it is still very soft to the touch. Another aspect to consider is that polyester is a petroleum derivative making it prove to “melting” when exposed to high heat sources such as fireplaces and floorboards.

 

Velvet:

The main characteristic of a velvet fabric is its luxurious feeling that is both extremely soft and warm, they also have a very specific look to them giving the sofa or sofa beds a shiny look that only a velvet fabric could offer. Although very soft this fabric is still just as durable and can last you many years.

The biggest disadvantage of this fabric is its high maintenance due to its tendency to gather hair and other dust particles, therefore a sofa or sofa bed made with this fabric will require a more frequent cleaning schedule to maintain it looks fresh.

In conclusion both of these options will make a great choice for your home, you just need to weigh the pros and cons and pick the correct one for your lifestyle and needs.