Pros and Cons of Car Upholstery Fabrics

Deer Park Car Upholstery Services

Our Deer Park office provides professional car upholstery services and repair work for customers across Long Island. We are a leading upholsterer on Long Island and our work speaks for itself. When it comes to the upholstery in your car, it can be a crucial element in keeping the car looking new. And you likely spend a lot of time in your car, so you don't want it looking old and ratty. So with our car upholstery services, you can keep your car looking new and fresh. Let's take a look at some of the pros and cons for certain fabrics to use for the upholstery job.

Real Leather

Real leather is something you typically find in high-end model cars. And the price of the installment can be pricey. But real leather is luxurious and stylish. And it is even durable, since it can last up to 20 years. Over time, real leather ages well and can even look more sophisticated and elegant. When you have real leather in your car, it is also easy to clean.

However, real leather needs to be cared for and kept clean. And in the summer heat, the leather heats up too. And in the cold, it can be uncomfortable to sit on. We can upholster and repair the real leather for your car at an affordable price. And keep the leather looking great.

Faux Leather

When you cannot afford real leather, which is most people, then faux leather is a good alternative. You get the look without the price tag. Like real leather, faux leather is easy to clean and maintain. But it is not as durable as real leather, so you may to to replace and upholster much sooner. Our upholstery services can effectively repair and replace faux leather for your car.


If you really want something that is easy to clean, go with vinyl. It is very hard to stain vinyl seats, which makes it the perfect material for someone with kids or is an outdoor enthusiast. And not for nothing, but vinyl looks pretty similar to leather. However, like faux leather, it wears down quicker than real leather. So once again you will need to reupholster vinyl seating sooner rather than later. But lucky for you, our upholstery services and repair can effectively fix your vinyl seating.


Polyester once again resembles high-end seating without the price tag, so it looks nice when it is new. You can create eye-popping looks inside your car with polyester. However, it has poor stain resistance and is tough to clean. So you need to keep polyester-approved cleaning products nearby in case of an incident. Otherwise, the stains are likely to stay. If you got to a point where you need to upholster polyester seating, then turn to Zuniga! Our upholsterers will affordably repair your car.


Suede is an attractive and comfortable material for a car. And it is also a little expensive. But if you are looking for a polished interior to match the slick look of the vehicle, then suede is the way to go. Suede offers a delicate cotton feel that is comfortable to sit on. However, it is not very long-lasting and gets easily scratched and stained. So you will likely need professional care on it at some point if you want it to continue to look nice. Our professional staff can work with your suede seating and bring it back to new life.


Nylon is a durable and cheap upholstery material that offers decent stain-resistance. It is easy to clean and vacuum and offers great protection from scratches. However, sun damage is common for Nylon, so over time the exposure will require attention as the nylon will crack. Regular cleaning and maintenance can help, but time will eventually catch up to it and require repair. Our upholsterers can professionally handle nylon car upholstery and get it looking new again.

Custom Car Upholstery Services

Car upholstery fabric depends on the car and the owner. But no matter which upholstery material you have in your car, we offer custom services and repair for your needs. We aim to keep your upholstery in top shape and looking great. Invest in your car by improving the upholstery when needed to keep it lasting as long as possible.

Get Upholstery Quote

For more information about our upholstery services, please give us a call today. The number for our office is 631-355-3559. When you call, we can provide you with a no-obligation consultation to go over exactly what it is you need. And if we can help, we will provide you an estimate for the upholstery services you need. We are headquartered in Deer Park, New York, but many people from across Long Island come to us for the best in car upholstery services. Our work speaks for itself! Check out this gallery of completed projects. When you are done with us, maybe you'll want to add to our collection of images!