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Microfiber Couch Purchasing Tips
by Felicia Williams
The furniture industry has been revolutionized with the use of microfiber material. Microfiber is a man-made material made up of tiny synthetic fibers. The mix and match of the fibers (the microfiber material could contain polyester, silk, nylon and more) will result in different texture in microfiber furniture. Ultimately, the furniture is durable, comfortable and has various ways of keeping it clean.
The method for keeping a microfiber sofa clean depends on the type of fibers included in the material.
Microfiber Sofa TagsBefore buying that comfy couch for the living room or selecting the perfect color for the office, check the tags. Each microfiber couch comes with coded tags which give consumers an indication of the cleaning materials/solvents needed to maintain a clean couch. By reading the tag, you can determine whether or not the couch is a good fit for your family's lifestyle. The four tag codes are S, W, S/W and X defined as follows:
Microfiber Couch Purchasing Tip
When purchasing or ordering a microfiber couch, request a sample swatch or two from the furniture retailer. Take the swatches home and test them with various types of stains. For example, if you know your house is subject to getting grape juice or red wine stains, stain the swatch accordingly and attempt to clean it. If you're able to remove the stain satisfactorily, then you have a good indication of how your couch will fare.
About the Author: Felicia Williams is a wife, mother and grandmother who likes to write about a host of topics.
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Last Modified: 24 March 2020
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