What is Bella-Dura fabric?
Bella-Dura is a high performance upholstery fabric that can be used for both indoor and outdoor applications. What sets Bella-Dura fabric apart is the cutting-edge manufacturing process that each yard goes through. There are two key components of all Bella-Dura upholstery fabrics that make it stand apart from the pack:
- Proprietary polyolefin fabric - polyolefin is a common polypropylene-based fabric widely used in high performance situations. It’s often used in active-wear, home upholstery and outdoor upholstery. Bella-Dura uses a proprietary polyolefin woven mixture in all of it’s materials formulated over decades of testing and research.
- Solution-dyed manufacturing process - Bella-Dura’s “solution-dyed” materials are unique in that color is added to the fibers while they are in their liquid state, so color permeates the entire fabric strand. Most performance fabrics will simply dye their materials after the fact, leaving the inside of the fabric susceptible to staining and color damage.
Who sells Bella-Dura fabric?
For the best prices on Bella-Dura fabric online, DecorativeFabricsDirect.com offers wholesale prices and a huge selection of high performance indoor outdoor furniture upholstery fabric. Samples of all Bella-Dura indoor outdoor fabric selections are also available to order online.
How do Bella-Dura fabrics hold up for commercial use?
Because of their high durability and color fastness, Bella-Dura fabrics are an ideal candidate for commercial use applications where they are subjected to heavy use. Bella-Dura’s lightfastness rating is in excess of 1,500 hours and it’s wearability exceeds 50,000 double rubs. It is inherently bleach-cleanable, anti-microbial and is available as Cradle to Cradle certified by MBDC, so it’s easy to clean and easy to maintain in commercial settings. DecorativeFabricsDirect.com offers Bella-Dura fabrics at mill direct wholesale pricing.
How do you clean Bella-Dura fabric?
Because Bella-Dura is stain resistant, all you really need to clean a stained or dirty area is a soap and water solution and a cloth. You can also use a mild bleach solution to clean tough stains due to Bella-Dura’s solution-dyed manufacturing process - bleach won’t affect the color of your fabric. Once you’ve wiped down the area, you’ll want to rinse it with clean water and allow the area to air dry.