Summary:Although they are all called "fabric curtains", the fabric materials are different. The 9 common fabrics are: polyester, blended, polyester-cotton, yarn, cotton, linen, rayon, flocking and satin. Different types of fabrics have different prices and e...
Although they are all called "fabric curtains", the fabric materials are different. The 9 common fabrics are: polyester, blended, polyester-cotton, yarn, cotton, linen, rayon, flocking and satin. Different types of fabrics have different prices and effects. Now let's talk about the characteristics of each fabric in detail.Polyester Fabric
Polyester, also known as "polyester fiber", is widely used in clothing. In the field of fabric curtains, the vast majority are also polyester fiber products. Polyester can imitate the texture of other fabrics, such as hemp, cotton, silk, etc. And the price is low, very suitable for home users. The disadvantage is that it is easy to generate static electricity, and it is not breathable. Especially on clothes that require frequent friction, it will be very noticeable.
We mentioned earlier that polyester can imitate the texture of other fabrics, but it has defects such as static electricity and airtightness. Then add some real fabrics to polyester—for example, when using polyester to imitate cotton, add some real cotton threads to polyester—this will not only make the texture more realistic, but also make the characteristics of the fabric closer to being imitated fabric. This method of adding polyester and other natural fabrics is called "blending".
Polyester cotton is a kind of blended fabric, which is a combination of polyester and pure cotton. The reason why it is listed in the fabric is mainly because the public loves cotton more than all other materials. The breathable effect and soft texture of cotton threads are the best among all fabrics. The downside is that it tends to wrinkle, especially when washing.
Few curtains use pure cotton material, the most popular fabric in clothing, but almost everyone calls it when it comes to curtains. The main reason is that the drape of pure cotton fabrics is too poor, and no one wants the curtains in their homes to always be arched and never flat. However, in some INS styles, cotton curtains often appear in the pose. But again: it might work, but it's really hard to use.
Polyester is a polyester fiber, a substance that is artificially synthesized. Man-made fibers are the larger definition, which includes synthetic fibers and recycled fibers. Mentioning "man-made fibers" when buying fabric often means that the fabric is made from recycled fibers. What is recycled fiber? For example, plastic bags and beverage bottles can be reprocessed to make man-made fibers. The price of this fabric is very low, but the effect is no different from polyester. The only difference is probably that the static electricity of the recycled fiber will be a little more.
Linen is a natural material, and the surface of the cloth made of it has a grainy texture. Our common "hemp curtains" are often imitations of polyester. Real linen curtains are very heavy, but not as good at blocking light as polyester (polyester has finer fibers). In terms of texture, even if the polyester technique is superb, it is difficult to fully restore the rough beauty of linen.
Flocking fabric is a layer of velvet on the surface, which is soft to the touch, and many bedrooms will like this feeling. But this layer of fleece is not born, it is glued: the short fibers are bonded vertically on the base of the fabric, and the short fibers in this case are the layer of fleece. As for the fabric base, it is generally made of polyester or polyester-cotton. The effect of flocking curtains has a lot to do with the fabric base. The thickness of the base layer is large, and the drape of the curtain is good. The density of the base layer is high, and the shading of the curtains is good.
In the past few years, local tyrants will choose curtains made of satin fabrics - these curtains are composed of multiple layers of cloth, the surface layer is satin, and the inner layer is generally pure cotton and polyester. In recent years, the craftsmanship of polyester has become more and more advanced, and it can almost completely imitate the effect of satin. So the real satin curtains are gradually eliminated.
The gauze curtain should be taken out separately, although its essence still belongs to polyester. The fibers used in gauze curtains are longer and thicker than ordinary curtains. During the weaving process, the density of the fabric is relatively small, so the gauze curtains we see are all translucent. The thickness of the yarn curtain fiber directly affects the effect of the yarn curtain. If you want a slightly higher shading rate, you can choose a thinner fiber, which can be woven with a higher density. If you want to not affect the lighting, you can choose the traditional thick fiber gauze curtain, and the price is more suitable.