Marine and Automobile Fabrics
need to meet special requirements due to the abuse they endure both environmentally and physically. Let's break this down for you. We'll start with Automobile Fabrics
. These fabrics need to be physically tough, tear and fade resistant, have long wearing properties, and be treated to resist spills. Marine Fabrics
also need these characteristics, but because of their exposure to the elements like direct sunlight, fresh and saltwater spray, and even fishing hooks, need to be even tougher. This why you can use both vinyls and polyester weaves for automobile upholstery, but should use only the best grades of vinyl for Marine upholstery
. Because of the constant exposure of Marine upholstery materials to wetness, they must also be highly mildew resistant. Because of Marine upholstery fabrics
constant exposure to direct sunlight, it should be the most fade resistant possible. All of the products in this section are of the highest quality. Be sure to thoroughly read the description for the fabric you are considering to be sure it meets the requirements for where and how you plan to use it. You can always call us if you have any questions.