K-Mark offers a range of extremely comfortable office chairs with custom upholstery fabric of your choice.
This makes it possible to give your chair a unique, personalised look that you love, and to match existing décor or business branding.
Choosing upholstery for your office chairs
As a proudly South African manufacturer, we source our upholstery fabric from the best local textile manufacturers. All our fabrics are manufactured to industry standards and specifications.
We can offer a wide range of patterns and colours to match your office décor or a specific corporate colour as needed.
All our office chairs can be customised using any of the fabrics on offer as well as a choice of bases and armrests.
The range of office chair fabrics we offer
We offer our customers a choice of upholstery from the fabric catalogues of South Africa’s leading, premium-quality textile manufacturers.
The local upholstery brands we stock include Weavers World, Tessa Sonik, Home Fabrics and Hertex.
Weavers World is based in Gauteng and supplies high-performance upholstery textiles. With over 30 years of experience, Weavers World textiles are trusted in many industries, including the manufacture of office seating.
Tessa Sonik is a local artist who specialises in creative textiles. With a focus on environmental awareness, Tessa Sonik’s fabrics are often used in creative décor applications and bespoke soft furnishings.
Home Fabrics makes specialist fabrics and textiles, including stain resistant fabrics, eco-friendly fabrics, fire retardant fabrics and outdoor fabrics. They are well-known and trusted in many African markets for their innovative and quality textiles.
Hertex has been making fabrics and textiles for well over 30 years. They offer a range of creative collections that are suitable for upholstery, curtaining and soft furnishings. Their extensive range assures a fabric for every type of décor or corporate branding.
Tips on the best upholstery fabric for office chairs
The upholstery on your office chairs needs to be durable enough to withstand constant use while still fitting in with your company’s office décor and branding.
These are the pros and cons of the most common types of chair upholstery to help you choose which fabric would be best suited for your office chairs.
Polyester is a popular choice for office chairs because it is soft and comfortable but also hard-wearing and easy to clean.
Polyester is synthetic and can be scratchy and cheap looking if it’s low quality. Some people prefer natural fabrics for this reason.
Cotton is a natural fabric that is soft, comfortable and hypoallergenic while also being surprisingly durable. It takes dye very well, so it comes in a wide range of colours and patterns.
However, cotton can be more prone to staining than synthetic alternatives and some people find that it wrinkles too easily for office chair use.
Mesh is breathable making it a top choice for warm climates like South Africa. Mesh is also easy to clean and very durable.
Mesh works well as a breathable backrest but some people might prefer a padded backrest. Also, a lot of people don’t like the way mesh feels against their skin.
Real leather is very durable and easy to clean. Leather also lasts a very long time if it’s periodically treated with leather food.
On the other hand, real leather can be an expensive choice and some people find it too hot for warmer climates.
Nylon is another synthetic fibre that is sometimes used for office chairs. Nylon is often mixed with natural fibres to get the best of both.
Nylon is also prone to pilling and despite being a synthetic fabric, it doesn’t handle direct sunlight very well.
Wool is an environmentally friendly option that gives chairs a luxurious feel. Wool is also fire and water-resistant, fade-resistant and very durable.
On the downside, wool can be very expensive and in a warm climate is might be too hot for office chair upholstery.
K-Mark manufactures office chairs of exceptional quality and offers a range of customisations. To find out more or order office chairs with custom upholstery fabric in South Africa, contact us online or call 021 555 2039.