Sunbrella fabric for indoor furniture
darlenerunner
May 20, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Hi, has anyone had much experience using Sunbrella fabric for indoor furniture such as a sofa? Is it too stiff and plasticky?
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darlenerunner
Has no one ever used Sunbrella fabrics indoors for a sofa?
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mcbriec
No. But I've often heard it recommended if durability and ease of cleaning is required bc of pets or children or both.
1 Like   May 20, 2013 at 12:19PM
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judianna20
Absolutely, no, it is not and yes, I have.

Sunbrella is a trademark. Many different fabric houses use that material…Kravet, Robert Allen, Duralee, etc. There are some beauties.
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mefor
I haven't, but I've seen it and it's fine. Sunbrella has lots of fabrics in many textures.
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flasthrnbel
darlenerunner, I had my sofa re-upholstered in Sunbrella fabric several months ago and I love it. I used Sailcloth in the sand color. It is not at all stiff and plasticky. There ARE Sunbrella fabrics that are more suited to outdoor furniture that I would not use indoors. Make sure you see and touch the fabric before you buy. You can also take a sample to your upholsterer to see if it is suitable for indoor furniture.
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darlenerunner
Thanks Flasthrnbel, your sofa looks awesome! did you buy your fabric from the upholsterer or somewhere else? And may I be so blunt as to ask how expensive it was?
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flasthrnbel
Purchased fabric from Calico Corners, around $30-35 per yard I think.
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Terri Stutzman
New Sunbrella Fabrics can be soft and nice. HOWEVER after 1 summer our new cushions in our 3 season porch got moldy from morning dew. Very annoying for the high price. New indoor custom ottoman w/Sunbrella has held up to feet & the cat so far.
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tropicaire
Just a FYI - Sunbrella itself is mildew resistant. It will only flourish if the there is dirt on the Sunbrella fabric. If you treat it with 303 as an extra step then it helps keep mildew at bay. Also, 1 cup of bleach and 4 cups of water and some srubbing will take it all away! :) Remember no scotchguard on Sunbrella as it is silicone based and will degrade the Sunbrella over time.
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