How to Choose Fabric From Finline


All of Finline’s fabrics are sourced directly from mills around the world, like Italy, Belgium, USA and Turkey. Our design team goes to the fabric shows to bring you the most up to date exclusive fabrics. Our range of fabrics are always updated, we have fabric to suit any interior style and caters for all tastes, from classic and traditional to contemporary and modern. We have plush velvets, wools, cotton, plaids, linens, cottons, stripes, medallions, patterns with all sorts of designs and everything in between.

How to choose fabric


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The fabric should be suited to the style and character of your sofa. A traditional model like our Gandon will be more suited with a traditional fabric, like Pendragon. You also have to take into account if you’re going for a stripe, the width of it. Large stripes look better in a large room.

Consider the overall mood you want to achieve in your room, choosing a warm or cool colour and help with this.



The colour of the fabric is one of the main reason people choose it. But certain colours may not be best for durability. If you have kids or pets in the house choose dark colour so dirt doesn’t show up as easily. If you are putting the suite in an area exposed to sunlight, the light colour the better as most fabrics will be affected by direct sunlight.



Will the sofa be in a room with heavy traffic? Then consider going for a tough, durable, tightly woven fabric – we have many of these in each collection. If you room is not going to be used to often, and just used for something like special occasions, you can opt for a more opulent fabric.



Regardless of colour, texture or grade, you should pick fabrics that serve your needs, in the sense of practicality and fashion. So don’t settle for anything you’re not in love with. Don’t be shy, and ask one of our sales staff and interior décor specialist, who know about the latest trends in the market and who know what fashions are coming down the line. Make sure to choose a fabric that you can truly LIVE with. And remember if you choose to re decorate your room we can always re-upholster your sofa or chair, so it will look like new again.


Your Own Fabric

Even with over 4,000 fabrics some customers like to provide their own fabric. All our sofas and chairs can be made using customers own fabric.

Please contact us on [email protected] and we can advise the amount of metres we need to handcraft your perfect Finline sofa. Please note all fabric provided to us must be Fire Treated as required by Irish Law. Furniture covered using customers own fabric are charged at our Bronze Collection prices.


Read through our Blog on “Why Choose Fabric Sofas” & “How to Take Care of your Finline Fabric Sofa!”

Want to read more of our Blogs? Have a look Here!

For all your queries, please ask any of our sales staff & interior décor specialists who are up to date with the latest trends in the market and to know what fashions are coming down the line. 

Please visit any of our our Showrooms in Dublin, Cork, Galway or our Factory Showrooms in Emo, Co Laois.

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