May 26, 2017
Cloth seat cover vs. leather seat cover vs. fabric seat cover vs. Canvas Seat Covers




It can be confusing choosing the right seat cover giving the different types in the market. But you don’t have to feel overwhelmed to select the right one for your vehicle with this article. We make a comparison of four types of car seat covers to give car owners a sound base to make the right choice.


Below, we make a comparison of four types of car seat covers using ten comparison yardsticks with a rating of 0 -10 score to compare between the four types. We hope you will find our yardstick useful for your purpose.



Cloth seat cover

leather seat cover

Fabric seat cover

Canvas Seat Covers

Durability

10

10

6

10

Value

8

10

8

9

UV fade

3

4

4

4

Affordable

10

5

10

8

Quality

8

10

6

8

Comfort

10

10

8

7

Variety

10

6

10

10

Keep clean

8

10

7

9

Temperature

8

6

8

7

Application

9

6

8

5


Seat cover comparison

When deciding on buying a car, one of the first things many car owners want to do is choose the type of seat cover they want. Making such decision may confuse you unless you understand what to look for among the different types of car seat covers out there. The comparison below will help you decide the best seat cover to choose.


1.    Cloth seat cover vs. leather seat cover

Cloth and leather seat cover do rank favorably because it does last longer from everyday use. Even in the face of abuse, cloth seat cover stands out favorably when compared to leather. Although leather is durable when the cost comes in, the Cloth material has the upper hand. The table above shows how cloth and leather material fared against one another. For durability, the score is ten each because cloth seat material has a longer life just like leather.


In term of the value both materials bring to your car, cloths are generally less expensive and go for cheaper cars while real leather made of animal skin has higher value. Both materials perform poorly against UV light as they will fade with more exposure to it. Leather materials are more expensive than cloth and the quality is higher as well. Cloth is better when you need variety of colors but leather only comes in few basic colors, but in term of comfort level, both materials are good.


The leather is better when it comes to cleaning than cloth. Cloth does absorb moisture and can be hard to clean when there is a spill of liquid stain, but with leather, all you need is water and towel to wipe it off, and it’s clean, again. As with temperature, leather can be scalding in summer and freezing in winter. Cloth fared better in this regards but it’s not as if it has a higher advantage than leather, but in hot weather, the cloth has an advantage. Cloth material can be used for varieties of application including commercial shuttle, kids, and other high abuse uses. The leather isn’t as widely applied, but that may be because it’s more of a luxury material than general application. People who may not like leather are vegans, the animal-friendly people.


2.    Leather seatcover vs. fabric seat cover

The leather material is a luxury item and ranks well above fabric in term of durability, and it’s more valuable than fabric as well. Both materials will fade when exposed to UV light, but for obvious reasons, fabric is more affordable than leather. In term of quality, leather has a higher quality rating, and yes, it is! On the scale of comfort, the leather material has the upper hand, while fabric has more varieties of color and design than leather but leather is easier to clean than fabric.


In term of temperature, the fabric does better in hot weather than leather as leather is known to be scalding in summer that you may require a towel to cover your car seat if you don’t want to get a heat burn in your vehicle. And as for uses, the fabric has higher application and can be used in almost all vehicles, while the vegan community may not use leather for a known reason.


3.    Canvas seat cover vs leather seat cover

Canvas is rated in the same category as leather on durability. The use of canvas for variety of application shows it can withstand tough use conditions without any cause to worry about damage. But in term of overall value, leather does better as it is a luxury product that does add value to your car. Both leather and canvas will fade when exposed to UV light but canvas is more affordable than leather.


Leather is rated higher than canvas material in term of quality and it is more comfortable for good feel on the skin. Canvas has more variety than leather and you can show your creativity with canvas than you can do with leather. However, leather is easier to clean when dirt or there is a spill on it. the same cannot be expected of canvas although it is rated higher next to leather for cleaning.


In term of temperature, canvas is better because it is breathable and will not retain so much heat like leather. While leather enjoys more application than canvas.


4.    Canvas seat cover vs. cloth seat cover

Canvas and cloth are at par with durability. Cloth can be repaired to continue its life and the same goes for canvas. Canvas has higher value rating than cloth material as well as does better with exposure to UN light. The Cloth material is more affordable, and shares the same quality rating with the Canvas, while the cloth is adjudged to be more comfortable than canvas.


You can get as many varieties of both materials while it is easier to clean the Canvas than it is for the Cloth because of the cloth has the tendency to absorb liquid content more. As with temperature, cloth the has a higher stake than canvas, but it cannot be compared with leather. But the Cloth seat cover enjoys wider application than the Canvas.


5.    Canvas seat cover vs. fabric seat cover

Canvas compared to fabric on durability scale has an edge over fabric and well as in value they bring to your car but both will fade on exposure to UV light. However, fabric is more affordable compared to canvas.


Quality wise, canvas is rated higher while fabric is more comfortable and feels on your skin. But they both give you equal chances of variety to get in different shades of color and design while canvas is easier to clean than fabric when it comes to stain and spill.


Fabric is better when it comes to heat and cold during summer and winter as well as has higher application than canvas in term of uses.


6.    Cloth seat cover vs. fabric seat cover

Cloth seat cover is rated higher than fabric as shown in the above table but share the same rating in term of value. Fabric will fare well against cloth when it comes to exposure to UV light but are both affordable in term of price, while the cloth is rated higher in quality.


For comfort, the cloth is more comfortable for use, but both fabric and cloth have equal chances with variety even though cloth is easier to clean. If you are concerned about temperature, both cloth and fabric have a comparable rating, but cloth has higher application than fabric.


When you need to choose a seat cover for your car or decide which car to buy because of the upholstery cover material the above comparison table gives an overview using ten yardsticks to compare the four seat cover materials. Hopefully, this will help you to choose.

Posted at 01:25 pm by jackyomar
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