Vessel Protection through 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. Traditional upholstery, commercial, automotive and marine upholstery are some of the available upholstery activities. Adding coverings and paddings on chairs, seats and sofas is what is majorly involved in the traditional upholstery. Commercial upholstery is a type of upholstery that is done in businesses to help in padding seats in commercial premises and other places such as church and hospitals. 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.
In marine upholstery, the main activities that take place include making, repairing and replacing cushions, seating, furnishing in cabin, carpeting in boats and also headliners. Sunlight, dampness and hard usage of the vessel are some of the factors that have to be looked at in marine upholstery. 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. Also plastics used in marine upholstery should have high density and resilience with a thin film of plastic over it to ensure that water does not get into the vessels through the seams. Closed cell foams can also be used other than the other plastics as they are also good in enhancing floating of the 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. 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. 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.
One has to consider some factors of available materials for marine upholstery depending on the use and also the environment the material 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. Also, a material to be used in marine upholstery should be highly durable and be of good strength to prevent rapid wear and tear. The preference and need od an individual in relation to a fabric for marine upholstery can be customized to ensure that they meet the color, style and size an person needs.