Baize And Wool Fabrics

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  • Post published:16th September 2020
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Thanks to the inherent durability and dirt repelling qualities of wool. Baize makes the ideal fabric to choose for seating upholstery.

Transported In Style

In times gone by, coachworks used baize to upholster train, bus and coach seats. The fabric is pliable, making wrapping it around seat cushions easier. These same qualities make it an elegant choice or re-upholstering vintage car seats.

Home Decoration Details

Soft merino wool baize makes the perfect fabric for covering cushions and upholstering sofas and chairs. Firstly the 100% merino wool is soft, making it a pleasure against the skin. In addition to this, wool is naturally fire retardant, anti-microbial and biodegradable at the end of its life.

baize for seating upholstery
Poet Sofa by Finn Juhl – image credit

Furthermore the vibrant dyes used for these baizes, add a pop of colour and visual interest to any interior. For a more subtle colour scheme, with enchanced durability, then a standard baize for seating and upholstery, have the properties that you need.

Interested in Using Baize for Seating Upholstery?

If you make furniture or accessorise interiors and want to know more about working with baize, feel free to contact us to find out more. Simon has been working with the baizes we stock, for over 30 years and knows all there is to know when it comes to getting the best out of this fabulous fabric.

If you know you want to use baize in your next project, then take a look now at the baizes best suited for upholstery and soft furnishings. If you like the look of a particular baize generous sized sample swatches can be ordered for a small handling fee.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. suelear

    Please can you advise the best way to keep Baize upholstery clean? Does it have to be dry cleaned?

    1. Baize and Wool Team

      Hi Sue,

      Our baize has a high wool content, and wool has an array of amazing properties. It’s naturally dirt-resistant, anti-microbial and anti-static, so it doesn’t attract dirt, dust or lint. Additionally, it’s very hard-wearing, making it an ideal upholstery fabric.

      But let’s get into the specifics of keeping it clean.

      Any spilled water and water-based liquids will sit on the surface in little droplets, before being slowly absorbed. So we recommend mopping up liquid spillage as quickly as possible to prevent it soaking in. For day-to-day maintenance, brushing is a good option, and we stock a range of brushes for this purpose. Specifically, we stock crumb sweeping sets for clearing up after food, lint brushes for removing pet hairs if your cat has taken a nap on the fabric, and clothes brushes for keeping the upholstery clean. The brushes we stock have been carefully selected as being best suited to the fabrics we stock. They are top quality handmade brushes with natural bristles that will keep the fabric clean without causing damage.

      If the upholstery gets very dirty, beyond the scope of brushes, then it will need to be more thoroughly cleaned. For this, we recommend dry cleaning.

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