fabrics for reusing the sofa

Refracting the sofa: a guide to the choice of fabric

There is nothing better than coming home after a long stressful day and relaxing in the living room.
To make the environment more comfortable and cozy you need to refresh the sofa, or the main element of every living area that respects.

In this case, the fabrics must have two important functions: enrich and enhance the aesthetics of the sofa, as well as the environment in which it is inserted, and protect it from all external agents that could damage it, especially if the sofa in question is particularly valuable. In plain or fantasy, in natural or synthetic fabrics, Cimmino offers you different solutions to cover your sofa in the best way and immediately revolutionize your home environment: let’s discover together what are the main fabrics!

fabrics for reusing the sofa

Natural fabrics

Among the main natural fabrics to refoder the sofa, cotton is undoubtedly one of the most used materials: practical, easy to wash in the washing machine and quick to dry. It is ideal in the warmer months and is pleasant to the touch, resulting particularly fresh in contact with the skin. In addition, cotton is also hypoallergenic, hygroscopic, air permeable, breathable, odor neutralizer and wear resistant: in short, the qualities to mention are endless for a fabric so versatile and suitable for even the most sensitive and delicate skin.

Another fresh and resistant fabric to use in summer is linen, the oldest textile fiber in the world.
Linen is an elegant and refined material, which goes very well with the most chic environments, transmitting to the sofa an air of care and at the same time lived. Linen is breathable, hypoallergenic, hygienic, environmentally friendly, absorbent, antistatic, insulating, thermoregulator and neutralizes odors. Just like cotton, linen is one of those natural fabrics you can rely on to re-decorate your sofa.

For the winter months, however, you could opt for velvet. Directly from the Asian regions of Iran and Iraq, velvet was for several centuries the fabric of the aristocrats and the rich bourgeoisie, until 809 AD, when merchants brought it to the West from the Middle East. It is thanks to the skill of Italian artisans, especially Venetians and Palermo (constantly in contact with the Arab world and the Middle East) that the fabric in question has gained more and more popularity over time. Although it has fallen into disuse in recent years, velvet is back in fashion, both in clothing and interior design. It is a soft, smooth and elegant fabric, which gives the sofa a luxurious look. The classic velvet was initially produced in pure silk, but today it is also possible to find it in cotton and wool.

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Synthetic fabrics

The synthetic fabrics most commonly used to refoder the sofa are alcantara and microfiber.
The first is a fine and all-Italian material, made of polyester and polyurethane, strong and durable. However, it is incorrect to define alcantara as a fabric, as it does not have a weft and warp, but is obtained through a chemical textile process. Visually it has an iridescent look that is very reminiscent of brocades and silks, while to the touch it appears soft and velvety. It is a very versatile material, especially with regard to sofas with a contemporary taste: an excellent alternative to velvet.

Microfiber is the product of state-of-the-art technologies, consisting of a part of polyester, one of polyamide and one of polypropylene, in different percentages that vary from fabric to fabric. Breathable and durable, it is a material very pleasant to contact with the skin, so great for upholstering the sofa and perfect especially for the warmer months of the year. The texture of the microfiber has very thin pores that guarantee a high degree of absorbency and, depending on the composition, can also have a texture similar to that of velvet. In addition, the material is hypoallergenic and does not easily retain mites and bacteria.

There is also another material widely used to refoder the sofa, or eco-leather: a precious material, tanned with chemicals that respect the environment and have the same properties as real leather.

Fabrics for lining Cimmino: which to choose for the sofa

Cimmino upholstery fabrics are also used to cover sofas and armchairs: strong and resistant, but also soft and pleasant to the touch, these have all the essential characteristics most requested by the market. Let’s find out together what they are!

Fabric Canapone Opis

A very resistant fabric, with interesting and dense textures in relief, which is well suited in the coating of the main furnishing accessories. The Canapone fabric is available in many fashionable colors: black, brown, light blue, powder, acid green, mustard, ecru, rope, cocoa, orange, purple, brick, ice, pearl, gold, cream and gray, depending on your taste.


Fabric Revival

Jacquard fabric with floral-themed designs, great for reusing the sofa. It can also be used for covering curtains, cushions and bedspreads, so as to give harmony and continuity to the interior.

Fabric Benidorm

Simple and versatile, Benidorm fabric is available in many different colours, from neutral to bright.


Fabric Panama Country

Made of 100% cotton, this durable fabric is available in many cheerful patterns, ideal for country chic furnishings.

Fabric Zarina

A fabric with a high resistance to wear, particularly suitable for the covering of sofas and armchairs, for chair covers and other furnishing accessories.


Fabric Panama Toulouse

Another fabric that is widely used in homes, thanks to the water-repellent treatment: stain-resistant and perfect to refoder the sofas!

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