What Is EverSoft™ Vinyl?

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Made of 100% vinyl on a stretchy polyester tricot backing, EverSoft is an extremely comfortable, sleek leatherette fabric. A soft hand and supple feel make this fabric a delight to sew and use. Available in a variety of rich solid colors with a grain that closely resembles real leather, EverSoft is an excellent vegan leather option for creating quality projects with a high-end look and feel.

EverSoft’s Winning Qualities

You may be wondering what’s so special about EverSoft. After all, aren’t all vinyl fabrics pretty much the same? While all vinyl fabrics may have a few things in common, high-end options like EverSoft have additional features that set them apart from the crowd. Take a look at EverSoft’s key features to learn how it’s superior to a basic, low-end vinyl.

Texture Options

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A side-by-side comparison of EverSoft Pebble (left) and Smooth (right).

EverSoft comes in two textures: Pebble and Smooth. Pebble has a highly textured look and feel with a visible grain pattern, while Smooth has much less texture and no visible grain pattern. Both varieties are wonderful options with all the same great features and available colors. The choice will come down to your personal preference for the look of your project. Remember, EverSoft is a Sailrite exclusive — you won’t find this quality faux leather anywhere else.

Highly Abrasion Resistant

EverSoft’s abrasion-resistance rating is an impressive 100,000 double rubs (cotton test). This means it can withstand everyday wear and tear with ease. This is partly due to an innovative finish called Blockade™, which also makes it stain resistant (more on Blockade later). When you use EverSoft in high-traffic areas, you can rest assured that it will last for years without thinning or weakening.

If you’re curious about how fabric is rated for abrasion resistance and what it means for your DIYs, check out the blog, “What Is a Fabric Wear Rating?” (#300100XHT).

4-Way Stretch

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EverSoft conforms to inside and outside curves and corners with ease.

EverSoft is a four-way stretch vinyl, which means it can stretch in four directions when pulled. It flawlessly conforms to corners, curves and contours, and it keeps its shape without sagging or wrinkling. Whether you staple or sew it into place, EverSoft excels at accommodating shaped applications.

Highly Mold & Mildew Resistant

As a vinyl fabric, EverSoft is completely waterproof — which is a major factor in preventing mold and mildew growth. However, it also contains a Nanocide™ Silver Ion Antimicrobial Agent that increases this resistance even more. This environmentally friendly, nontoxic treatment is an integral part of EverSoft vinyl. This special nanotechnology embeds itself into the fabric via nanoparticles to ensure full protection against mold and mildew in any conditions. 

EverSoft also withstands bacterial pinking, which is often a problem on inferior boat upholstery vinyl. If you’d like to learn more about bacterial pinking and how to avoid it on your marine vinyl, refer to our blog, “Pink Staining — What Is It and How Do I Prevent It?” (#300349XHT).

Stain Resistant & Easy to Clean

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Most spills and stain-causing agents wipe right off this waterproof fabric.

EverSoft is extremely stain resistant thanks to its Blockade special finish. This, plus vinyl’s inherent waterproof qualities, means that most spills or messes can simply be wiped off the fabric. More stubborn messes or stains can be cleaned with soap and water, or a vinyl-safe multipurpose cleaner, for great-looking fabric for the long haul.

Flame Retardant

EverSoft has earned the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Flame Retardant Certification for low flammability. This maritime fire safety test uses a smoldering cigarette and a match flame to test an upholstery fabric’s flammability. Fabrics that pass this strict and very prestigious test are certified for use in commercial marine applications such as cruise ships and commercial yachts. 

To learn more about this crucial test and its importance, read our detailed blog, “What Is the IMO Certification & Which Fabrics Have It?” (#300348XHT).

Warranty

To ensure it stands up to the rigors of any environment, EverSoft promises a 3-year limited product warranty. This warranty covers any loss of strength, fabric failure and discoloration. In the rare event that this happens, Sailrite will refund the cost of the original fabric.

Now that you know why EverSoft excels in so many different settings and climates, let’s take a look at the EverSoft products in stock at Sailrite and how you can use them.

EverSoft Products & Uses

Whether your DIY calls for vinyl fabric, headliner or trim, you can turn to EverSoft! Let’s break down the wealth of options this versatile vinyl material gives you. 

Fabric 

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Our EverSoft sample book has color swatches in both Pebble and Smooth vinyl.

Choose EverSoft standard vinyl fabric in Pebble or Smooth in a wide variety of colors. Plus, pick up the EverSoft™ Pebble & Smooth Vinyl Fabric Sample Book (#122607) to help you decide on the best fabric texture and color for every project.

Uses

  • Indoor:
    • Commercial/hospitality seating.
    • Décor and upholstery.
  • Marine: 
    • Exterior cushions and upholstery.
    • Headliners and hull liners.
    • Interior cushions and upholstery.
  • Outdoor Living: Cushions and upholstery.
  • RV and Auto:
    • Auto, RV and powersport upholstery.
    • RV cushions and headliners.

Channeling

You can also get EverSoft channeling fabric with a tuck-and-roll appearance to give your projects a high-end vibe. It is available in a limited color palette in the Smooth texture. 

Uses

  • Marine: Exterior upholstery.
  • RV and Auto: Auto and powersport upholstery.

Headliner

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Choose from plain or perforated EverSoft headliners in a selection of neutral colors.

EverSoft’s standard headliner variety has a 1/4-inch, antimicrobial foam backing. Available in the Smooth texture in a limited color palette.

Uses

  • Marine:
    • Exterior upholstery.
    • Headliners and hull liners.
  • RV and Auto:
    • Auto and powersport upholstery.
    • RV headliners.

Need better air circulation for your headliner? Choose EverSoft’s perforated headliner option. This headliner also has a 1/4-inch, antimicrobial foam backing. Available in the Smooth texture in a limited color palette.

Uses

  • Marine: Headliners and hull liners.
  • RV and Auto: 
    • Auto and powersport upholstery.
    • RV headliners.

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Trim

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Add neutral accents to upholstery projects with EverSoft piping and hidem gimp.

Dress up sewn seams with EverSoft piping, and hide staple lines or give headliner a decorative trim with EverSoft hidem gimp. Both are available in a limited color palette in the Smooth texture. The colors perfectly match EverSoft fabric and headliners. 

Uses

EverSoft piping and hidem gimp are suitable for marine, outdoor, automotive and home environments. Use them with any project listed above.

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Wrapping Up

As you can see, EverSoft Indoor/Outdoor Vinyl Fabric is a perfect match for many home, patio, automotive and marine projects. From its special stain- and abrasion-fighting formulations to its certifications and warranty, EverSoft has what it takes to stand the test of time in even the toughest environments. 

Sailrite has a large inventory of EverSoft products in stock and ready to ship. Shop this exclusive brand now to find the high-quality vinyl and trim that your projects deserve.

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And remember, you can always reach out to us via phone, email or the chat function on our website if you have any questions about this top-quality vinyl. Happy sewing!

Footnote:
This blog was updated in March 2024 to include EverSoft trim, headliner and Smooth options.