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Layering in old and new is in this year, but that doesn’t mean your sofa shouldn’t be in tip-top shape.

Most people spend a lot of time on the sofa, meaning it should always make you feel at home. Yet, with pets, kids, and general wear and tear, some fabric types can look worn and old.

Sound like your couch? Then it’s about time you started looking for a newer, better sofa with upholstery that will last. Read about our top performance fabric options below.  

Best Stain-Resistant Upholstery

When you have kids, your biggest worry is likely stains. The secret to a kid-resistant couch? Choosing a fabric that can withstand liquids and outlast serious wear and year. 

Microfiber—a type of fabric made with tight weaves— is a great choice for kid-friendly couches. These fabrics can be made of polyester, nylon, or even cotton. Because it’s so tightly woven, microfiber outlasts fluids, fading, and wear and tear.

Leather is also an excellent choice for stain resistance. Some leathers repel moisture and are extremely easy to clean. While leather isn’t completely waterproof, there are sprays and coatings to help reduce leather’s absorbency. 

Best Couch Fabric for Pets

Pets are a joy, but they’re also the source of dirt and hair which can make it hard to keep your couch clean. If you have pets, you’ll want a durable and odor-resistant fabric. Couch fabric for pets should also be darker to reduce the appearance of hair. 

Leather is, again, the best couch fabric for pets. It’s almost puncture-proof and comes in a wide variety of dark colors. Another reason to choose leather is that it gets better with age, meaning you won’t have to re-upholster your couch for years to come. 

Brisa fabric is another great option for homes with pets. It’s a high-performance faux leather upholstery that can handle everyday living. Made from polyurethane, Brisa fabrics are durable, easy-to-clean, and hard to puncture.

Best Performance Fabric Types

You don’t have kids or pets? Don’t think you can pass up on a high-quality performance fabric for your couch. Durable material is critical if, like most people, you spend a lot of time on the couch.

The three choices we’ve mentioned above are the top choices for durability. They’re abrasion resistant and it takes a lot of effort to tear or rough them up. 

A few other factors to consider when choosing the most durable fabrics are thickness and weave. Thin fabric yarns are always going to be stronger than thinner, fine yarns. Look for a tight, high thread-count weave in which the threads go in different directions (called twill).  

Quality American-Made Couches For Your Fort Wayne Home

Leather, microfiber, and Brisa are excellent sofa fabrics for homes with kids and pets. Perfect for couch potatoes, these fabric types are durable, stain-resistant, and stylish. 

Are you searching for the perfect couch for your Fort Wayne home? Rainbow Furniture custom designs high-quality sofas in your choice of fabric. Whether you need a durable fabric or just want a fabric to match your style, visit our Fort Waye furniture store today and let us help you find the best fabric type for your American-made furniture.