Porch & Sunroom Relaxing: Knit-Backing & Sun Protection


Porches and sunrooms have become popular and very fashionable safe havens for home owners to shy away from the direct sun during hot summer days. The upholstery fabrics used for furniture in these transitional spaces also need SunGard® protection from the UV rays and Knit-Backing to minimize the wear and tear from frequent use.

Knit-Backing: Designers and upholster houses are aware of the importance that knit-backing (FabBack®) represents to preserving the integrity and design of the furniture. The function of the knit-backing is to provide support and avoid damage due to seam slippage regardless the thickness of the fabric. We recommend that you apply knit-backing to your fabrics to extend the durability of your upholstered furniture.

SunGard®: Designers are increasingly demanding the SunGard® treatment for upholstered furniture pieces on porches, sunrooms and half covered decks. The effectiveness of the UV protection depends on the weave, color, weight, and stretch of the fabric. The darker the color of the fabric, the protection generally tends to be better. The more open and dense the fabric, the protection is less effective. In most cases, SunGard® will be able to increase the UPF factor of a fabric between 25 and 50, in order to block 96 - 99% of UV radiation. This will prolong the typical lifespan of the fabric by over 300%.

We are here to assist you with your knit-backing and sun protection on your next upholstery project!

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