Polyester

AAll our polyester fabrics are certified in accordance with STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® and many of them are EU Ecolabelled, which is your guarantee of high quality free of dangerous chemicals. Polyester, which is used to manufacture our various fabrics, is usually recycled for use in insulation or as a filling in your sofa, and this gives our polyester an extra sustainable dimension.Our wide range of polyester fabrics are also free of dangerous chemicals and are characterised by being extremely resistant, versatile and durable materials.

Below you can read about the qualities of the fabric and how to care for and maintain the fabric to make it last as long as possible.

Taken from the Latin language, Linea means line, reflecting the beautiful and distinctive exterior of this fabric. A fabric inspired by the corduroy-feel, Linea is both elegant and playful. With an incredibly soft tactility and extremely durable quality, exemplified in a Martindale value of 100.000, this fabric offers something truly spectacular. Linea is certified OEKO-TEX certified guaranteeing no hazardous chemicals are used.

Material: 85% polyester / 15% acryl

Martindale: 100.000

Pilling: 4-5

Light fastness: 5

Bergo does something none of our other materials do. It's made from recycled polyester made of plastic bottles. No new raw materials are used in the production and the chemicals are completely harmless. Likewise, Bergo is free from heavy metals, has been awarded the EU Ecolabel and is STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified.

 

Specifications

Material: 98% recycled polyester / 2% polyester

Martindale: 100,000

Light fastness: 6-7

Pilling: 5

London is roughly woven, yet still has an elegant expression. The fabric is lustrous and is complemented by a high abrasion resistance and long life. London is also manufactured without the use of dangerous chemicals and is STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified.

 

Specifications

Material: 100% polyester

Martindale: 100,000

Light fastness: 5

Pilling: 4-5

Memory features a roughly structured weave, creating an exclusive effect and proof of good craftsmanship. Designed in three tonal colours, Memory features a unique interplay of colours with a melange effect. Memory is also STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified.

 

Specifications

Material: 51% acrylic / 36% polyester / 8% viscose / 5% linen

Martindale: 40,000

Light fastness: 5

Pilling: 4-5

Baize is an exceptionally soft furniture fabric that offers unparalleled comfort. The fabric has a lovely, classic and stylish look that makes it suitable for using on most furniture. Baize is also certified according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, which ensures that no dangerous chemicals or heavy metals are used in its production.

 

Specifications

Material: 100% polyester

Martindale: 60,000

Light fastness: 5

Pilling: 4-5

Step Melange er født med et levende og dragende farvespil med en luksuriøs melange-effekt. Step Melange er både STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®-certificeret og EU Ecolabel mærket og er derfor et gennemført holdbart og samtidig smukt møbelstof. Med en Martindale på 100.000 er stoffet desuden skabt til både privat og offentligt brug.

 

Specifikationer

Materiale: 100% polyester

Martindale: 100.000

Lysægthed: 4-5

Pilling: 5-7

Always start by impregnating your furniture. For this, we recommend our care products that have been developed, tested and approved for our polyester. If you impregnate your furniture later, it is important that you clean it thoroughly before using a care product for the first time. As a rule of thumb, a care product lasts about half a year, and we therefore recommend that you repeat the impregnation a couple of times a year or as needed.

Polyester and nylon fibres are durable and easy to maintain, and artificial fibres don't fade to the same extent as i.e. natural fibres such as cotton. Polyester fabrics therefore have a high light fastness, which ensures superior durability.

If stains occur, you can use stain cleaner from Bolia's own care product range, and if the fabric on your furniture is removable, we recommend that you place a clean tea towel between the fabric and the cushion's filling to prevent the stain from penetrating the cushion fibres and causing long-term damage.

Not sure how to use your care product and how often you should repeat the care? We have developed various how-to care videos that will guide you through the correct use of our different care products. Watch the how-to video about fabric below and learn how to use your care product. Just click on the play button and sit back.

Martindale, pilling and light fastness

Martindale, pilling and light fastness inform you about a fabric's durability. We use them to make it easy for you to see which is the right kind of furniture upholstery for you and your needs.

Martindale

measures the abrasion resistance of a fabric and ranges from 10,000-120,000, with 120,000 being the highest abrasion resistance. As a rule of thumb, the abrasion resistance for hard wear should be above 20,000, but in daily use an abrasion resistance of up to 10,000 is more than enough. The abrasion resistance of our selected upholstery fabrics ranges from 20,000 and up to 120,000 martindale. Substances with a martindale above 80,000 are suitable for using in public places, such as airports, lobbies and suchlike.

Pilling

is the term for the small balls of fabric that form on the surface of a fabric as a result of friction and which give the fabric a slightly furry appearance. There will always be some natural pilling at the beginning until the excess fibres have gone. Pilling is evaluated on a scale of 1-5, indicating the risk of pilling or loose fibres. 5 is best and our furniture upholsteries are always at least 3.
The fastest and cheapest way to remove pilling is by using a small electric razor designed for this purpose. A pilling comb is also effective and can help just as much as a razor.

Light fastness

describes a cover's ability to withstand sunlight. Nylon and cotton usually have a low light fastness, while wool, acrylic and polyester have a higher light fastness. The scale is a doubling scale, which ranges from 1-8, where 8 is highest and best. The higher the light fastness, the better the cover is at withstanding sunlight without losing colour. However, it is generally a good idea to keep furniture away from direct sunlight. Some covers will fade faster than others, indicated by the light fastness. We recommend that you don't choose a cover with a light fastness below 3. Synthetic fibres also have a higher light fastness than, for example, natural fibres.