Tuesday, 19 November 2013 00:00

Understanding Window Curtain and Drapery Materials and Fabrics

w-2971-backgroundsWhen it comes to fabrics and materials, a comparison can often lead to confusion or misunderstandings. To better understand this; curtain shopping can be confusing because of the way each manufacturer describes their products. Both terms get used a lot. When it comes to the public, many call a shirt a fabric when it is actually made from a fabric. In actuality, the shirt is made with cotton. Do you comprehend the point? Fabrics are known as the result of spinning and weaving a material or fiber together. A fabric can also be made of several materials or fabrics. No matter what materials get woven, it still becomes a fabric. Therefore, that shirt started out as cotton fiber materials, then got spun and woven together to become a fabric, then got sewn together to become a shirt.
 
When looking at fabrics, some may be named based on materials used while others may be based on the design. In other terms, burn-out fabric is named from the design, which is built from chemical destruction to the fabric to form a design in the fabric, while canvas fabrics are named from the materials used and is usually cotton and linen.
 
Moving to quality materials, they represent the overall qualities of the fabric, like the look, the strength, and the Fibers like wool add strength and insulating properties while silk adds fashion and decor. In addition, nylon will add abrasion resistance and strength while polyester will add shrink resistance and strength.
 
Knowing the characteristics on the materials and fabrics that curtains are composed of, you will have more knowledge to get the best match and save money too. Your housekeeping efforts contribute a lot to a room, but a bad decision with curtains can hinder the visual appeal you strive to keep.