Most sofa covers are made from synthetic materials, mostly some kind of polyester. This is because it is easy to make polyester stain resistant, fade resistant, and water resistant, often the point of seat covers. It also makes for a cheaper protective cover. You can also get a variety of styles in polyester, from matte, subtle looks to high-gloss floral prints.
However, the disadvantages of polyester are that it doesn’t breathe and can have a glossier synthetic look, which many people associate with looking cheap. However, some plastics can look more classic and matte.
Below are some of the types of plastics you’ll see, plus one more option.
- velvet: This luscious texture works well with stylish room styles. You can’t beat the softness either. Note, however, that velvet is usually made from blends of polyester.