Different types of Furninova fabrics

Choosing a fabric can be one of the most inspiring steps when it comes to buying a new sofa. It can also be one of the most challenging with all the different types of fabric on the market. On this page, we guide you through some of our types of fabrics. Most of the Furninova fabrics are a mix of these materials.

Their fabrics are carefully tested and handpicked to fulfil their high standards in quality requirements. Furninova follow the REACH regulation, which will guarantee you that each fabric has passed significant scrutiny in regards to its minimalised environmental impact as well as to its manufacturing and assurance that it does not contain any harmful chemicals.

These are some of the easy-clean fabrics Furninova work with when they upholster their products.


Acrylic is a synthetic fibre. It is extremely lightfast and moderately resistant to wear. Acrylic fabrics have a tendency to pill, which often increases when blended with other materials.
(Mercedes taupe pic)


Cotton is a natural material and a plant fibre. Cotton fabric is durable and highly resistant to wear and tear, so it works very well as furniture upholstery. This fibre can usually be washed and dried at high temperatures without breaking down. That said, it has a high tendency to crease and shrink. Always make sure you follow the care instructions for the fabric in question.

(Paris Taupe pic)


Wool is excellent for upholstering furniture, it is a natural material that is both resilient to wear and dirt and it is also elastic. Its elasticity makes it less prone to be wrinkled. Initially wool can have some pilling on the surface. This is completely normal and has is in no way a reflection of the quality of the woollen upholstery.

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Viscose and Polypropylene

Viscose is a less rugged fibre, in furniture fabrics, it is mainly used in conjunction with other more durable fibres and then mainly to create a beautiful shiny or soft surface. Polypropylene is an artificial fibre with excellent abrasion resistance, colour and lightfastness and is easy to clean and maintain.

(Venice Beige pic)

Polyester and Nylon

Polyester, as well as nylon fibres, are synthetic fibres that are suitable for use in furniture that experience heavy wear due to their ruggedness. They have good colour fastness and are easy to clean. Some velour like fabrics changes colour when lights hit them from different angles. This is a feature of the fabric and should not be considered a defect but an added bonus.

(Daniel Snow pic)

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