The process of upholstery involves various activities such as paddings, stuffing, springs, webbing and fabric coverings done on surfaces mostly of furniture. Airplanes, automobiles and boat furniture can also have upholstery done on them on the upper layers. Traditional upholstery, commercial, automotive and marine upholstery are some of the available upholstery activities. In traditional upholstery, it involves putting coverings and paddings on chairs, seats, and sofas. In businesses, commercial upholstery is done where it helps in padding seats in businesses premises such as restaurant and other places such as hospital and churches. Experts in automotive upholstery are employed 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. Staples and screws used in marine upholstery should be made of stainless steel since accelerated rusting is possible coz of the presence of moisture, air and also sometimes salty water. The wood also to be used during marine upholstering should have a good marine quality to prevent fast damage. High-resilience and high-density plastic should be used in marine upholstery and have a thin plastic film over it to ensure that water does not get in through 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.
The major importance of marine upholstery on marine vessels is to ensure that one is well covered and secure while on the water as well as providing comfort when one is sailing. There are various damages likely to be experienced o a marine vessel including dampness, mildew, ultra violet solar radiation and sat water damage hence marine upholstery helps in reducing such damages on a vessel. 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. Customization of fabrics in marine upholstery also possible so that that they can suit the needs and preferences of an individual depending on size, style and color.