Vessel Protection through Marine Upholstery
The process used to do paddings, stuffing, springs, webbing and fabric coverings on surfaces such as furniture is known as upholstery. 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. Traditional upholstery is a craft work which involves covering and padding sofas, chairs and seats using locally available material that is soft. 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.
Making, repairing and replacing cushions, seating, furnishing in a cabin, carpeting in boats and also headliners are the major activities that take place in marine upholstery. 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. Marine upholstery should also use appropriate wood that is marine adapted to reduce 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.
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. 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. Marine upholstery is also luxurious and it helps in showing the social class of a person depending on the type of fabric that has been used.
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.