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Home decor has seen huge advancements in microsuede living room furniture over the past few years. Microsuede fabric is soft, comfortable, durable and stain-resistant, and it holds its color well. These qualities make microsuede living room furniture an excellent choice. Because microfiber, the base fabric for microsuede, claims to be able to do all this, naturally there are skeptics. Below is a list of some FAQs about microfiber furniture.
Microfiber Furniture Questions:
What is microfiber made of?
Polyester is the most common material used for making microfiber, but nylon is sometimes used as well. The properties that make microfiber such a great material for sofas, loveseats and chairs comes from the fibers being so small and tightly knit. This attribute helps to keep your microfiber furniture clean by not allowing dust or other allergens to sink through the fabric.
What is the difference between microfiber and microsuede?
The difference between microfiber and microsuede is like the difference between a bird and a sparrow. Microfiber is a more general term referring to a material made of fibers smaller than 1 denier, which makes them thinner than silk. Microsuede is a type of microfiber designed to have qualities similar to suede.
Is microfiber furniture stain-proof?
Not exactly. Microfiber furniture is stain-resistant, which means that when you spill something on your microfiber sofa, the tight-knit weave of microfiber causes any liquids to bead instead of immediately soaking into the fabric, giving you the chance to get some paper towels and clean up the spill before it can stain. This way you can prevent permanent stains on your sofa, loveseat or ottoman.
How do I clean microfiber furniture?
Because microfiber furniture is stain-resistant, it tends to stay fairly clean. You will want to keep it free of crumbs and dust. A vacuum with a soft-brush attachment will do this job. Deep-cleaning your microfiber furniture is fairly simple but does require you to use a product designed specifically for cleaning microfiber, which you should be able to find at a furniture store. Avoid cleaning your microfiber furniture with just water. Even though water beads on microfiber furniture, too much water can waterlog your couch and leave water stains.
Are there differences in the construction of microfiber furniture and furniture using other fabrics?
No. Microfiber furniture is constructed in essentially the same manner as leather or traditional fabric upholstered furniture.
The suede-like appearance and ultra-soft feel of microsuede sofas are appealing on many levels.Microsuede sofas not only look classy and fabulous, but they are also extremely easy to clean. Microsuede is difficult to stain because the fabric's super small, tightly woven fibers naturally repel water and other liquids. Another bonus is that you can usually clean most microsuede furniture without harsh chemicals. This low-maintenance furniture makes it a good choice for rooms with a high likelihood of spillage, like the play room or family room. Take a look at the article below to learn how to clean microsuede sofas.
Cleaning Microsuede Sofas:
Read your furniture care instructions. Read the instructions that came with your microsuede sofa to ensure you're cleaning it properly. Under the instructions for care, the manufacturer will list a W, an S or a combination of the two. A sofa with a W may be cleaned with pure water, while an S signifies that the sofa must be cleaned only with microsuede solvent. If both letters appear, you may use water or solvent.
Fill a spray bottle. Fill a spray bottle with water or solvent and find a clean, white hand-towel to use. If you are reusing a bottle that previously held a chemical, clean it out thoroughly to avoid any contamination that might affect your microsuede fabric. The best things to clean microsuede sofas with are pure water or solvent.
Spray the sofa. Spray the water or solvent liberally on the sofa. If you are cleaning the entire microsuede couch, do approximately a 3-foot by 3-foot section at a time. This will allow you to concentrate your efforts on one area without having to soak your microsuede couch repeatedly.
Wipe the couch. Wipe each wet area with a hand towel in a circular motion. Wipe until each couch section is clean. Use firm but even pressure. Don't worry if portions of your furniture look darker when wet; the fabric will dry evenly and return to the original color. Focus the majority of your efforts on the sections of your microsuede fabric contaminated by spills and other spots. It's best if you address stains immediately because they're easier to remove when fresh.
Let it dry. Let the sofa dry before sitting on it. Microsuede dries very quickly; your sofa will be ready for use in 15 to 20 minutes.