Common Types of Upholstery and Furniture Webbing
Webbing is a popular form of strong, closely
woven fabric. It’s commonly used to create straps and belts. Webbing is also used in upholstery and furniture. The project you are working on for your upholstery will determine the type of webbing you’ll use. Each different type of webbing has its set of advantages, and you want to choose the one that best fits your needs.
What are the most
common types of webbing for upholstery and furniture?
Rubber Webbing - Rubber webbing is a popular choice because you do
not need to use coil springs in your project, which will lower the cost of
production. Due to its elasticity and strength, coil springs are not
necessary. If your furniture has grooves, the webbing is fixed into them
with grips. If you do not have any grooves, you can fix the webbing onto a
wooden rail with staples or tacks.
Jute Webbing - Because it is a natural fiber, jute has been used
for years and was the only material used until the 1950s, when synthetic
materials were introduced. Jute webbing is spun into strong bands which
are stretched over the seats and backs of furniture frames. When using
jute webbing, one must use coil springs for additional support and
comfort. Due to this extra process, jute webbing is more complex than
Black & White Webbing - Black and white webbing is similar to jute webbing.
It is a strong webbing typically tacked to furniture as a strong
Polyolefin Webbing - Poly webbing is made from a petroleum-based,
synthetic production process. Poly webbing is similar to jute webbing but
more expensive due to it being a synthetic fiber. While the cost is a
downside, it is not susceptible to rotting or water damage like jute or
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