Stylefurn offer a select range of quality local and international coated fabric products.
All our vinyls are individually specified to fit the purpose, as a result all functional requirements are met with a perfect visual aesthetic.
Charisma Vinyl Range
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It all began with objects getting covered in animal hide or some kind of woven cloth.
This developed into a cloth covered in plastic, after that it became known as vinyl.
Vinyl has been used as a reliable man made substitute for leather for nearly 100 years, over this time and more so in recent times there has been a massive growth of low grade poorly made copies or cheap fakes!
As a result these inferior copies have left many consumers unsure as to why their furniture is only lasting a short period before deteriorating into a ragged mess.
Here at Stylefurn we only use and recommend a premium range that can be backed up with the assurance our product will perform adequately in a high traffic commercial or domestic application.
Adding to the confusion Common Upholstery Vinyl has many names, however they all refer to the same thing.
Some of these include, Faux Leather, Synthetic Leather, Fake Leather, PU Leather, Imitation Leather, and possibly many more.
The First Vinyl
DuPont were the first company to market a product called Fabrikoid.
Fabrikoid was widely used in upholstery, luggage, as well as book bindings during the early 20th century.
Consequently by the 1920s, Fabrikoid became the preferred material for automobile convertible tops and seat covers.
By the 1940s, more durable vinyl-coated fabrics overtook the market.
True Vinyl- Polyvinyl Chloride
PVC’s relative non-flammability, durability, insulation properties, and resistance to humidity and various chemicals were practical reasons for use in the consumer market.
As a pioneer manufacturer, company Uniroyal began making Naugahyde, a faux leather that became the emblem of the 1950s.
Designers then used it, even chairs in the United Nations building New York had it, it was everywhere.
By the mid 1960s Uniroyal, the manufactures of Naugahyde had numerous look alike competitors.
In the mean time, imitators were challenging one of the original manufacturers.
To this day Vinyl production still has many low cost imitations.
As a result these low grade imitations get dirty easier, are harder to clean and break down prematurely.
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