Sofa Fabric Types

- Dec 11, 2017 -

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Sofa Fabric Types

When consumers are buying a sofa that can stand up to the wear and tear that kids have to offer, they should consider purchasing microfiber, wool, leather, denim, or vinyl. All these fabrics come in a variety of colors and patterns for buyers to find the perfect sofa for their homes.


Microfiber Sofas

Microfiber is made with a number of man-made fibers densely placed together. These fibers are 100 times finer than human hair. Due to its small fiber size, microfiber is extremely dense and holds color well. Microfiber, when used in upholstery, is water repellent and, therefore, hard to stain. These sofas are made to repel fluids and make them bead on the surface for easy cleaning. It is this reason, as well as their ability to mimic suede, velvet, or cotton on a budget, that makes the microfiber sofas perfect for kids.

Microfiber sofas are available in several textures, colors, and patterns. Consumers can find these sofas in colors like beige, blacks, greens, grays, and browns. These sofas are available in a few different styles, such as contemporary, modern, and transitional. Microfiber sofas are resistant to pilling, snags, and fraying. Buyers with kids should definitely consider microfiber sofas for their durability and ease of maintenance.


Wool Sofas

Wool is a fiber that comes from sheep and other animals, including mohair and cashmere from goats, qiviut from muskoxen, and angora from rabbits. Sofas made from wool and wool blends are extremely durable and stand up to the messes that toddlers can create. Wool sofas last longer because they are resistant to pilling, wrinkling, and snagging, which helps to extend the life and beauty of the fabric. Wool sofas are comfortable and will resist fading over time. Spot cleaning is easy on wool sofas with the use of a dry cloth, garment scrubber, and a wool-safe cleanser. These sofas can be vacuumed with a handheld vacuum cleaner to remove any crumbs toddlers leave behind.

Wool sofas are available in several colors and patterns. This helps buyers choose the perfect sofa for their homes. They are available in contemporary, modern, and traditional styles to meet the style of the buyer. Wool and wool blend sofas can be pricey, so buyers should be sure it fits into the budget.


Leather Sofas

Leather is an expensive fabric that comes from the hide of an animal. There are four types of leather available to buyers, which include full grain, top grain, corrected grain, and split. Each of these represents a different style and look to the leather, but all are used in furniture. The most expensive being the full grain, and the least expensive being the split leather. Leather sofas can either be elegant, or completely casual. While leather sofas are great for kids, they are not so great for pets, as their claws can leave tiny holes and scratches in the leather. There are scuff mark correcting supplies that can protect the look of the sofa. Leather is extremely versatile and durable. Cleaning up fresh spots is as easy as wiping with a damp cloth. This makes having a leather sofa a breeze with children around.

Leather sofas come in a variety of colors to complement all types of rooms. Leather sofas are not usually available in patterns as working with the hide of the animal can be a difficult process for the patterns to turn out properly. These sofas will look great in all rooms, from traditional to modern in design. Leather sofas are priced on the high end, but can be an investment that pays for itself in the long run.


Denim Sofas

Denim if a very durable fabric and is suitable for households with children. Denim is a form of rugged cotton twill textile. Denim is a great fabric for a sofa because it comes in a rainbow of colors. It is durable, versatile, and goes with just about anything. Like a great pair of jeans, denim sofas get more comfortable and soft with each use. While people think of denim sofas being casual, they are actually available in modern and contemporary designs as well. Denim sofas can be treated with a stain guard to make them even more repellent and easy to clean. With denim being on the lower end of the price scale, these sofas are affordable and fit into everyone's budget.


Vinyl Sofas

Vinyl is best known as a fake leather, or "faux leather ." It is a kind of plastic resin that is made from chlorine and ethylene. Vinyl sofas are versatile and come in many colors. This makes it easy for buyers to find the perfect color to match the decor of the house. Vinyl is extremely easy to clean; just spray the spill with water and wipe away. Vinyl sofas are much more affordable than leather, but are not as durable. Vinyl is more prone to splitting and cracking and should be well-maintained in order to hold its integrity. Although vinyl is not as comfortable as microfiber, it is strong and will be able to hold up to the abuse children will inflict on it.


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