At Zerorez, we are the best upholstery cleaner and that means we know something about furniture and upholstery fabrics.  We also know how expensive furniture can be and that having it professionally cleaned is preferable to having to replace it.  That’s why we’d like to offer you some information that will help when it comes to choosing fabric for your furniture that will stand up to the wear and tear of daily life in your home.

Choose Natural Fabrics

The number one choice among furniture designers and customers when it comes to natural upholstery fabrics is leather.  Leather can take pretty much any kind of punishment that even a family with small children can dish out – and it can be cleaned with an all-purpose spray cleaner.  Not many fabrics can make that claim.  If you’re worried about scratches or blemishes, choose distressed leather and the scratches will look like they were meant to be there.  Mohair is another extremely durable upholstery fabric.  If you choose mohair, it’s almost guaranteed that you won’t have to reupholster or replace your furniture for a very long time.  Other durable natural fabrics include wool, velvet, linen and linen velvet.  Cotton can be durable provided it comes from a mill with a good reputation for producing quality fabric.    

Choose Unnatural Fabrics

Actually, “unnatural” fabrics are more commonly referred to as “engineered” fabrics and they can withstand as much or more punishment than natural fabrics while still looking great.  You may be shocked to find out that some of the most popular engineered fabrics for furniture are indoor/outdoor fabrics.  Today’s indoor/outdoor fabrics are softer than fabrics used on outdoor furniture years ago and they come in a wide variety of colors and patterns.  The biggest upside to using this fabric for your furniture is that it wears like iron – after all, it’s meant to withstand rain, sun, snow and ice.  Other engineered fabrics that last and are easy to maintain include viscose, polyester blends, ultrasuede and contract fabrics that are used in commercial applications like hotels and restaurants.

Take Care Of Your Fabrics

If you don’t care for your upholstery, it will eventually break down no matter how durable it is.  The first thing you can do to protect it is to have it sprayed with a stain-resistant treatment, like Scotchguard, before it leaves the factory or you can spray it with Scotchguard at home.  The best thing you can do once your furniture is in use is to vacuum it monthly to remove dirt and debris that can abrade the fibers of the fabric.  If your furniture becomes too soiled to clean yourself, call us at Zerorez to get the help of the best upholstery cleaner in Las Vegas, NV.  

Taking care of your furniture is easy if you choose the right fabrics and make sure you get the professional help of the best upholstery cleaner in Las Vegas, NV, Zerorez.  Call us at Zerorez at (702) 567-0016 or visit us online at www.zerorezlasvegas.com to schedule an appointment for uphosltery cleaning.