Monday, July 8, 2019

The Wonder of Microfiber Upholstery

When you get microfiber upholstery for your home at Roses Flooring and Furniture, you know you will get state-of-the-art quality at low prices. But what’s so special about microfiber furniture? What sets apart microfiber upholstery fabric from other synthetics, or natural material for that matter? Today you’re getting a short course in Microfiber Upholstery 101 including pros and cons so you can make the best choice for your home furniture.

microfiber upholstered sofa and loveseat

Where Microfiber Upholstery Came From

This particular form of synthetic fiber has been around for about 60 years. It was first developed in Japan for industrial use. The success of microfiber fabrics caused a spinoff into soft, very easy-care furniture upholstery, unusual among the polyester family for its incredible softness.

microfiber living room recliner

Why Get Microfiber Furniture?

For one thing, microfiber furniture is now legendary for its stain-resistant property. For example, there is the bane of every host’s existence, spilled alcoholic drinks. These are a pain to get out of any other kind of fabric upholstery but just bead up on microfiber cloth or microfiber fake leather, easy to wipe off! Your microfiber sofa will keep looking and feeling great for many years, even with minimal maintenance and even after heavy use with many spills. Cleanups will work with everything from a washcloth to a “magic eraser” stain-lifter. The trick is to get to the stain when it’s still beaded up on the cloth’s surface. Many of our microfiber living room furniture buyers come back and swear that NOTHING shows on them! To keep your microfiber looking especially good, give it an occasional vacuuming as usual.

Does Microfiber Upholstery Have Any Disadvantages?

If static bugs you, then microfiber upholstery will not be a good fit in your home. When something rubs against microfiber upholstery, it often leaves a harmless “swirl” mark that bothers some people. Also, if you have pets that shed, some say the microfiber fabric attracts stray hair like a magnet!

Check out the microsuede living room furniture options at all Roses Flooring and Furniture locations including our store in Henderson, NC. See you soon!