The durability of the fabric is determined by the type of fiber used in the construction
of the fabric. Each fiber has unique properties such as color retention, luster, sturdiness,
cleanability, and pleasing touch qualities. Ask the sales person if you can see the fabric
sample of the upholstery fabric you want to purchase. This fabric sample should be labeled
with the fiber content. Fibers most often used in upholstery fabrics are acetate, cotton, flax,
nylon, olefin, polyester, and rayon.