Nowadays, many upholstery options are available on the market, like cotton, wool, silk, polyester, nylon, leather, etc. Every fabric has its qualities, advantages, and limitations. One such upholstery fabric is Microfiber. In recent times microfiber upholstery has become very popular.
First introduced in 1970, microfiber is a synthetic fabric with a combination of cotton, wool, and silk. The microfiber is too dense and finer than a human hair. These qualities make microfiber a good upholstery option.
So if you are thinking of buying new upholstered furniture or restoring the old one, microfiber can be a suitable choice for you.
Here Are The Key Advantages Of Microfiber Upholstery.
⇒ Wide Range of Colors & Designs
The first thing that comes to our mind when we think about upholstery is its looks. The main advantage of microfiber is the range of colors and designs; traditional upholstery has a limited range of colors and designs, with only a few bright and ‘new-age’ colors and designs available.
But microfiber is available in all shades of colors, From light shades like tan, off-white, camel, and dove grey to bright shades like tangerine, red, plum, and emerald. Along with the colors, it has a variety of designs and textures.
⇒ Stain Resistance
A primary issue with the upholstery is stained over it; most of us have a habit of eating while sitting on our sofa or recliners. Well, microfiber can be beneficial at such times. The stain resistance property makes it the best choice for upholstery.
Since it is non-porous and finely woven, it absorbs a very less amount of liquid than other fibers. Instead, it repels the liquid and stains, and you can easily clean the stain by wiping it out.
⇒ Fade Resistant
A drawback of traditional upholstery is, its ability to hold colors. The natural sofa fabrics like cotton, silk, wool, and even leather start losing their color and getting fade with time, especially when you keep them in sunlight. Or in a room with variable temperatures.
On the other hand, microfiber upholstery can hold the colors for years. Your furniture will look the same as the day you bought it, even if you place it in the hall exposed to sunlight.
⇒ Easy to Clean
Another advantage of a microfiber sofa is they are easy to clean. Microfiber is the best choice if you have children or pets at your home. As mentioned earlier, instead of absorbing microfiber repels the liquid, Which makes it easy to clean.
Unlike the other fabrics, microfiber upholstery can remain clean for a long time. Just frequent vacuuming or a steam mop is sufficient to keep it clean. It is washable too. You can wash the pillows and covers in your washing machine.
⇒ Durable & Cost-Effective
Microfibers are known for their durability; since they are too thin and tightly woven, they are more durable and wear less than other upholstery fabrics. A high-quality microfiber upholstery lasts ten to twelve years if maintained properly.
Also, its manufacturing cost is low compared to others, which makes it affordable. You have to pay a low or middle-range price for microfiber upholstery. The high durability makes also reduces the cost of maintenance and cleaning.
There are several advantages of microfiber upholstery, such as durability, stain and fade resistance, and cost-effectiveness, and also they are available in a wide range of colors and designs. Microfiber can be a good choice for upholstery, especially when you have kids or pets at your home. You can think of microfiber if you are about to buy new upholstered furniture or restore the old one.