Our exclusive selection of velour fabrics includes Ritz velour, which is the world's best and most durable velour and the manufacturer is also Purveyor to the Royal Household in the Netherlands. And it is precisely the abrasion resistance and durability that characterise our velour, which is more resilient than it seems, which is indicated by the light fastness and martindale on our velour fabrics.
Novel is an elegant and lustrous velour fabric that is comfortable to touch and has a short pile. With its '70s-inspired appearance, Novel is an exciting furniture upholstery that combines elegance with personality and an extra edge. Like the Ritz, Novel is a vibrant fabric with a surface that reflects the light and changes under your touch.
Material: 100% polyester
Light fastness: 4-5
Ritz is a velvety soft fabric that oozes exclusivity in both its appearance and origin. Ritz is considered to be the world's best velour, and the Dutch weavers behind the beautiful Ritz fabric, are the royal court supplier to the Dutch royal family. Ritz is also STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified.
Material: 83% cotton / 17% polyester
Martindale: 100 000
Light fastness: 5-6
Velour is a vibrant fabric and therefore the pile will shift with use and touch, and pressure marks may occur. If you find the pile doesn't lift again, you can use a clean, colour-neutral, warm and moist piece of fabric and leave it over the press mark for about an hour. The moisture helps to lift the pile again.
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.
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.
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.
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.