Most people associate velvet with tender ridge clothes fabric rather than upholstery material. But the modern market offers a wide variety of velvet textiles, and rare customers can guess the ridge-free “velour” is velvet.


The upholstery possesses a high density and a velvety texture, featuring a mixture of cotton, nylon and polyester fibres. Sometimes velvet is crafted from viscose, artificial silk and other synthetic materials. 

Velvet background originates from the Middle centuries: the textile was used to craft curtains edging palace windows. Rich and famous people of quality could afford velvet costumes and dresses. 

The textile is crafted by weaving five threads. Four threads construct the upper and lower base layers, while the fifth thread creates a pile. As a rule, the fifth thread differs from the basis weave in texture and composition. The derived material is divided by the pile line during the final step. In such a way, the masters get two velvet laps. 

Velvet textile possesses two distinct sides. The top texture features a 1 to 5 mm pile, while the backside resembles a canvas. 

Velvet Pros:
  1. Durability
  2. Attractive “expensive” look
  3. Pleasant to the touch
  4. Resilience
  5. High tenacity
  6. Stain-resistance
  7. Effortless cleaning parameters 
  8. Low levels of heat transmission
  9. Wrinkle-resistant, which maintains the seat and back sections in original shape
  10. Hygienic properties
  11. High levels of useful life
  12. Affordability

However, there are some flaws that we should consider opting for velvet upholstery.

  1. Direct sun rays affect the colour brightness.
  2. Velvet is liable to shrink – consider this fact washing the slipcovers and pillowcases.
  3. Avoid plucking dried stains. This method demolishes the texture. 
  4. Severe stirring destroys the texture. 
  5. Strong physical impact negatively affects the entire look. 


We invite you to get acquainted with our velvet collection: https://www.di-van.com/velvet.