Sear covers are important accessories that enhance the visual appeal and ambience of the interiors of a vehicle. Selecting a proper material for seat covers is a very important task in the process of creating custom seat covers. Neoprene and Neosupreme are two of the most popular materials for designing seat covers. Though both of the names sound similar, they have different characteristics.
It is very important to know the differences between the neoprene and Neosupreme seat covers to make a right decision during the seat cover designing process and to avoid being misled by the dealers.
Neoprene seat covers
Neoprene is a synthetic polymer and a durable material. It is the fabric used to manufacture wet suits for scuba divers and is famous for its water proof quality. The neoprene fabric is highly durable and is scratch resistant. The strong material protects the original seats from regular wear and tear and offers maximum comfort to the users. Neoprene seat covers are made to order and fit the seats like a dream. The installation process is very simple and does not require any tools. The seat covers are easy to maintain and can be washed using mild shampoo or detergent.
Though there are many advantages, neoprene seat covers are a bit expensive. High quality neoprene is an expensive material. Since neoprene fabric is thick, it requires heavy duty, industrial sewing machines to hold the seams correctly and place stitches. All the special tools and techniques further increase the cost of the seat covers.
Neosupreme seat covers
Neosupreme seat covers are an attractive and cheaper alternative to Neoprene covers. The Neosupreme fabric replicates all the qualities of Neoprene. The fabric is similar to Neoprene in functional as well as aesthetic aspects. Seat covers designed using neosupreme are equally durable and water proof.
Neosupreme seat covers are used as a cheaper substitute for neoprene because the faux fabric is less costly when compared to neoprene, the faux neoprene fabric contains a backing and is easy to stitch and offers a perfect glove like fit to the seats.
Both Neoprene and Neosupreme seat covers offer the same aesthetics and functionality. It is also very difficult to differentiate between the two fabrics. Most of the manufacturers dupe the buyers by supplying neosupreme seat covers in place of neoprene. It is very important to have a good knowledge of the characteristics of both the materials to be able to differentiate between neoprene and neosupreme and avoid being duped by dealers.