Role of Marine Upholstery
Upholstering is the process of is the process where paddings, stuffing, springs, webbing, and fabric coverings are done on a material such as furniture. Upholstery is not only done in furniture but also on airplanes, automobiles and boat furniture where coverings are done on the upper layers. There are various types of upholstery which include traditional upholstery, commercial, automotive and marine upholstery. In traditional upholstery, it involves putting coverings and paddings on chairs, seats, and sofas. Business premises such as restaurant and churches and hospitals also need their furniture to be padded hence they use to seek the services of those doing commercial upholstery. The major roles in automotive upholstery is to make soft furnishings, roof linings carpets and soft tops for automotive and also help in repairing those that have been damaged.
Marine upholstery is another type of upholstery that involves making, repairing and replacing cushions, seating, furnishing in cabin, carpeting in boats and also headliners. When doing marine upholstery, one has to consider several things such as dampness, hard usage of the vessel, and sunlight. When doing marine upholstering it is important to use staples and screws made of stainless steel to prevent rusting which is accelerated by moisture and air and also salt if it is sea water. The wood also to be used during marine upholstering should have a good marine quality to prevent fast damage. In marine upholstery, plastic with high density and high resilience having a thin plastic film over it is used to prevent water from getting by the seams. Other than the high-resilience and high-density plastic, closed cell foams can also be used in marine upholstery as they also enhance floating ability of a vessel.
Marine upholstery is important as it helps one to be comfortable in a water vessel and also ensures one is well covered and secure on the water. Marine upholstery also important as they prevent damage on the marine vessel from mildew, dampness, salty water and also ultra violet radiations of the sun. Most fabrics in marine upholstery are luxurious hence one can identify a person social and economic class by the preference one has chosen in style, color and size.
Choosing a suitable marine upholstery, there are various factors to consider which depends on its use and the environment it is likely to be exposed. Some important things to consider for a fabric used in marine upholstery is its resistant to water, mildew formation and damage from salt water it might be exposed to. The strength and durability of the fabric in marine upholstery should be consider to ensure wear and tear is prevented. There also material available for marine upholstery that can be customized to fit one’s preference in size, color and style.