Semper Fortis have a wide range of fabric swatches at our JHB and CT showrooms so you can match the look and feel and tones to your space before you commit to buying. There are a lot of options. To narrow down your choices, we’ve listed the most popular below:
Cotton - a natural fibre that is breathable and soft. On the more expensive side. Cotton upholstered sofas have a comfortable and relaxed feel. We suggest opting for removable cushion covers so that you can easily clean your sofa. This fabric is prone to wrinkling, so it needs proper care to keep it looking fresh and new.
Linen - another natural fibre, more durable than cotton – great for homes with children and pets. Linen sofas can have a lived-in feel, as the fabric has natural creases that soften over time. Linen is hypoallergenic as it has a neutral pH. Linen is breathable which means you’re more likely to feel cool on hot summer days lounging on your sofa. The linen surface might ‘fuzz’ over time, however, it is resistant to fading caused by sunlight. We suggest sofas with removable cushion covers for convenient cleaning.
Wool - is made up of woven fibres from a sheep’s coat. Even though wool is natural, it is often blended with synthetics. Wool can come in various colours, so it’s very adaptable. The thick pile creates a sense of cosiness while still being cool and breathable.
Polyester - is a synthetic fibre, manufactured to be durable and long-lasting. This fabric is great for families with pets and is available in a wide range of colours. It makes a great base for every sofa style.
Velvet - is known for having a very deep pile. It is woven, from cotton or polyester. Velvet can add luxury and warmth to your space. Velvet needs a little more TLC than other fabrics to keep it in good condition.
Leather – leather sofas are the easiest to look after, as leather is durable and long-lasting. Leather’s is a natural fabric that gets better with age. Great for people with children and pets.