Velveteen or Corduroy is similar to velvet. Washable is a fabric that is washable resists fading and shrinking during the laundering process, using cold water or dry cleaning method. Avoid delicately colored upholstery fabrics around children and pets. i.e. White is going to appear dirty fast. Jacquard is a heavier fabric that tends to be multicolored and used for upholstery, as well as drapery. All leathers display a variety of unique natural markings and variations in color. Nylon doesn’t readily soil or wrinkle, but it does tend to fade and pill. Faux Suede is a fabric woven with a nap to resemble suede. Today’s faux suede is primarily made of microdenier polyester. Cotton is quite popular because like any natural fiber, it’s inherently strong and comfortable. Today’s consumer is looking for “natural fabrics” and lots of textural interest. The right upholstery can completely transform the look and feel of your furniture. Full grain leather is a top grain leather with all its natural texture (grain) intact. Linen is best suited for formal living rooms or adult areas because it soils and wrinkles easily. Toile is a cotton or linen fabric with a printed design depicting figures or landscapes in a single color. Velveteen is made from thick woven cotton and is available with ridges known as corduroy. Upholstery fabrics are designed to take more wear as they're usually a little more heavy and more durable than multi-purpose or drapery and curtain weight fabrics. Linen is best to wash it in cold water to avoid shrinkage. Woven fabric patterns hold up longer than printed ones. Small or dimly lit rooms benefit from the use of plain fabrics, vertically striped fabrics or fabrics with a small motif. Silk is so delicate that although it can be hand-washed it is best sent to the dry-cleaners. High-quality acrylics are manufactured to pill significantly less. Wool is obtained from sheep fleece and the term "virgin wool" denotes new, not recycled wool.