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what is herculon fabric.  I am looking at a sofa that is made of this fabric and I wanted to know if this would hold up to animals.  I have a sofa that is pulled because of pets nails and want to know if this is a durable fabric that does not pull so easily.  Does anyone have an idea. 

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Welcome to Yedda.

This may not be a very good plan. It really depends on how the fiber was produced and how it is woven together. A small fiber and a tight weave would, in my opinion, produce a material that you would be happy with in the circumstances that you describe.

Olefin: known by many people by the trade name, Herculon. Strong, with natural stain resistant properties, olefin is a bulky fiber. with a coarse "hand" that does not hold up well to direct sunlight. Often it is used to create heavy textured causal fabrics. These fabrics when loosely woven require a latex backing for added strength.

The above was taken from this website:

http://www.keithreding.com/buyers_guide_upholstery.htm

Jay

Gratitude as a discipline involves a conscious choice.....* Victims of circumstance owe it to fate. Victims of choice owe it to themselves.*One of the widest gaps in human experience is the gap between what we say we want to be and our willingness to discipline ourselves to get there.

Thanks....Appreciate it.

I am posting this because I changed my answer a bit.

Jay

Gratitude as a discipline involves a conscious choice.....* Victims of circumstance owe it to fate. Victims of choice owe it to themselves.*One of the widest gaps in human experience is the gap between what we say we want to be and our willingness to discipline ourselves to get there.

Well, good way to find fabric you need is to visit google site and you might find the answer.

One of the leading supplier I know is Zimmer Rohde Fabrics from where you might find the fabric of your need.

 

 


I have a herculon plush sofa that is 24 years old.  It is a dk med blue with camel flecks.  We have four dogs and two cats who take turns sleeping on it (when no one is around).  There are no snags or pulls on the fabric from claws or nails and the pet hair and random dirt vacuums off easily.  The fabric has no stains.  The corners of the cushions are now frayed and the piece needs to be replaced, but the wear is from 24 years of people (five kids) sitting on it rather than the pets.  I found your question because I am looking for another set of furniture now with the same upholstery.

I bought a herculon sectional sleeper. Everyone who came to visit loved my sofa .the material was scotchgarded when I bought it.It was most durable .I am looking for a new one thanks Jeanmarie

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