Frequently asked questions

If you are looking for more information on fabric, then you have come to the right place. If you don’t see the answer to your question here, feel free to get in touch and one of our representatives will help you.

Q: How do I know which fabric is right for me?

A: The right fabric will depend primarily on personal taste, and where/how you will be using the fabric. First and foremost, you should choose a fabric that you like the look of, and that coordinates with your home’s interior or exterior design. Once you have a look in mind, you should attempt to find fabric that is made for use in the location in which you’ll be using it. For instance, you may choose to use a vinyl fabric if you’re adding upholstery to a dining stool, since it is easier to clean. Keep in mind that you can use virtually any type of fabric in any location, you should just be aware that some fabrics will last longer in some locations than others.

Q: Can I use an indoor fabric outdoors?

A: In theory, you can. But in practice, your indoor fabrics may become mildewed, discoloured and otherwise in poor condition from being exposed to the elements.

Q: How much fabric should I buy?

A: This will depend on the size of the piece you are covering. A large piece will obviously need more fabric than a smaller piece would. Call our customer care representatives to determine how much fabric you will need for any given location or use our photos below. Keep in mind that they are only estimates.

Q: Are all fabrics machine washable?

A: No. You will need to follow the care instructions for your individual fabric to know if it’s machine washable.

Q: How do I select which fabric is best for me?

A: Selecting a fabric will depend on your style, tastes and needs. The best way to select a fabric is to browse through furniture shops and look at the different colours and textures available.

If you find a fabric that you like, write down the manufacturer’s, as well as the fabric name and colour and compare our prices.

Our website has a large range of photos featuring various fabrics. Remember that photos are an indication of the colour and texture only.

If you see a fabric that you like please phone 02 6555 7436 or email us at au and we will organise a sample to be posted to you. (limit 3 per customer). You can purchase any fabric that appears within the price lists (even if there is no photo available).

Q: How Much Fabric do I need?

A: Here is a range of  lounge suite styles and chairs to help you calculate the amount of fabric that you will need. Each calculation is based on a fabric that is 140cm wide and pattern repeats up to 64cm. These are approximate estimations only.

Remember that furniture sizes may vary. Large patterns need to be centred on the chair or lounge therefore requires more meterage.

Please keep in mind that the amounts of fabric below are an indication only, your job may need more fabric depending on width of fabric and pattern. Ask our expert upholsterers to quote your job accurately.