Pirelli Rubber Webbing
- Product ID: 63107
- Content: 100% Rubber Face, Warp Knitted Fabric Backing
- Width: 2" (Approximate)
- Thickness: 0.0748"
Sold: Sold by the Foot
Tensile Strength: 264.555 lbs (Minimum)
- Features: High Strength, Resilient, Elastic, Provides Solid Support with Comfort & Bounce
- Common Uses: Upholstery Webbing, Alternative to Springs
- Please Note: If replacing webbing remember that the older rubber may have shrunk.
Maximum Continuous Length: Approximately 100 Feet,
when ordering more than 100 Feet please note it may come in more than one piece.
Pirelli Rubber Webbing is a high quality, durable material that's used for chair and sofa upholstery. It provides just the right amount of support and give when stretched across the furniture frame. First manufactured in the 1950's, it's often found in mid century modern furniture. It can be used to replace original webbing or as an alternative to springs. Compatible with rubber webbing clips. Sold by the foot.
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Why did you choose this?
Understand that Pirelli stopped making this product some time ago, therefore, what is date of manufacture of your stock of this 2" wide strapping? Do you also have the compatible size grippers to fit the narrow slots in wood frames, as one needs 2 per replacement strap? If so, does one require a special tool to squeeze tightly?
BEST ANSWER: This rubber webbing is newly manufactured. We carry the metal clips that are compatible for furniture that has the slots in the wood frame. The clips can be closed with a vice, a vice grip, or even pliers. Yes, you would need 2 clips per strap. We have a video and written instructions for how to install the rubber webbing here: www.onlinefabricstore.net/makersmill/how-to-replace-rubber-webbing/
Which side of webbing should be at top I noticed there is a smooth side and a ruff side?
BEST ANSWER: I used the webbing with the rough side up to help grip the cushion on top. I don't think it matters for performance of the webbing.
My old strapping has stretched. How long should I cut the new straps? Just the width between the slots plus the length of the webbing clips or should I stretch the new strap some when placing it into the slots in the chair?
BEST ANSWER: I've read a good rule of thumb is to measure from slot to slot and add 1 inch for each clip on each end. For example, if you measure 18" slot to slot, add 2" (1 inch for each end) meaning you need a 20" piece of rubber webbing. I'm about to try this and will report back after with results.
the old webbing measures 1.5 inches wide. is 1.5 inch webbing available? or would it have shrunk 1/2 inch over the years?
BEST ANSWER: It's common for this rubber webbing to shrink over time, so it was probably the same width originally. Also, this webbing is approximately 2 inches, so it could be a little under that.
do I need to use a webbing stretcher with this webbing?
BEST ANSWER: Depends on how tight you need it. I made my own stretcher with two 1/2 inch wide plywood strips held together by 2 bolts with wing nuts. Clamped it over the strap and used it to pull while wife put metal clip into the slot.
Can this be used like a gigantic rubber band? Or is it not that type of elastics?
BEST ANSWER: It has some stretch, just enough for the purpose of furniture webbing. It's not nearly as stretchy as a rubber band.
Can this be stappled to a wood frame?
BEST ANSWER: Hello,
This can be stapled with a staple gun.
Do you also sell the rubber. Webbing clips ? What do the clips look like. If you do sell them . Are they about. Two inches long and. Rather flat ?
BEST ANSWER: Yes, we sell clips like you describe.
Is it waterproof?
BEST ANSWER: We wouldn't recommend exposing this rubber webbing to water. Polypropylene webbing is best for use with water.
Is this suitable for outdoor patio furniture?
BEST ANSWER: I don't see why not. It is heavy duty, does not fray and is incredibly versatile.
Does this stretch both ways?
BEST ANSWER: It definitely stretches more length wise than width wise.
Asking my question again now that I have an account. I was taken directly to a login screen after submitting my question. I need four 18" straps (6'). Are you able to cut the straps for me? I tried cutting the old strap with a box cutter--not happening. Glad to pay extra for the extra handling.
BEST ANSWER: It should cut fine with regular scissors. You can contact our customer service to see if we can cut the pieces. Contact them at either email@example.com or 877-781-2967 Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm EST.
Is Pirelli rubber webbing the same product as Evan's premium upholsterer's webbing?
BEST ANSWER: Yes, Evan's now owns Pirelli, but it is the same thing.
does pirelli make different quality grades of uphostorey webbing?
BEST ANSWER: No, there's just this one.
How do you install the webbing?
Is this good for patio chairs?
BEST ANSWER: I bought this for a small indoor couch. I'm not sure the rubber would hold up on outside furniture.
I am interested in this for it's spring like qualities, can it be used to bind 2 objects, resist separation of such objects and then return if they are separated and the force acting upon them is released?
BEST ANSWER: This item is suitable for furniture. It's designed to take the place of springs. It's flexible, will stretch, and come back to its original shape.
Is this to be used with Ficks Reed furniture?
If this webbing is so good, why have they stopped making it?
I need straps and clips that 1 3/4", does that exist?
Affordable and easy to work with. I looked up "how to" on you tube. It took about 15 min to do the job!
September 18, 2017
over 2 years ago
Great product and very easy to use. The chair seat is like brand new.
September 14, 2016
over 3 years ago
Pirelli Rubber webbing
very pleased that we found a source of supply , our supplier in Canada , was told they needed to buy a pallet of webbing , they weren't doing it any time soon , thanks again
April 8, 2017
over 2 years ago
This webbing is what I needed to refurbish my Danish chairs. It is very difficult to find. Did the job I was counting on.
June 4, 2018
1 year ago
Very good product. We used it to replace the straps to a couple of midcentury chairs.
November 11, 2018
9 months ago
This product works as stated.
This product works great and now we can continue to use our older chair that we love. I was concerned I would never find a replacement but we were very pleased with this webbing.
April 10, 2018
over 2 years ago
This pirelli rubber way outlasted the rubberized fabric alternative that was used on some of our 1985 chairs.
November 16, 2018
9 months ago
Pirelli Rubber Webbing Review
This product arrived on time and appears to be very sturdy material. We need to replace the seat webbing in a rocking chair we have had for some time and this product fits the bill. It was pretty easy to use along the with clips provided.
February 19, 2018
1 year ago
The rubber webbing worked beautifully for my sun porch. Now my guest don’t go thru the seats to the floor when they sit down. This is the second time I have replaced the webbing in 30 years.
May 18, 2019
3 months ago
Perfect Webbing for replacing on mid-century chair
High quality webbing, sure to last a long time, easy to work with, just what is needed to replace worn-out webbing on mid-century chair. Ordered 10 feet, received ~ 12 feet, in about a week.
October 6, 2018
11 months ago