With more than 300 upholstery fabric options, choosing the one that will work best for your lifestyle can be overwhelming. That’s where we come in. We’re here to help you make the right fabric choice for your home or business. Read on for our recommendations and remember, you can always get in touch with a Design Associate for personalized ideas or visit our fabric guide for more details.
For families with kids, durability and stain resistance are key. Our family-friendly fabrics have good abrasion ratings to resist rips and tears, plus synthetic fibers are less likely to stain when little ones spill. We recommend our Arin, Dawson, Delamont, Desmond, Doss, Heath, Kismet and Merit fabrics.
If you love to cuddle up with your pup on the sofa, consider dog-friendly fabrics that resist stains, pilling, and are tightly woven to stand up better to puppy playtime. We recommend our Dawson, Delamont, Desmond, Doss, Sumner, Sunbrella canvas, Tatum and Tepic fabrics.
If you share your furniture with a cat, consider these fabrics with a smooth, tight weave. This texture is less likely to snag and doesn’t attract fur. We recommend Dawson, Desmond, Doss, Sumner, and Sunbrella canvas fabrics.
Our performance fabrics have commercial-grade abrasions ratings to hold up to busy rooms. They’re also stain resistant and fade resistant thanks to synthetic fibers like polyester and acrylic. We recommend Arin, Dawson, Delamont, Desmond, Doss, Kismet, Merit and Orla fabrics.
We test all of our fabrics for colorfastness with UV exposure. These fade-resistant fabrics are the most likely to stay true to their original color in sunny spaces. We recommend Arin, Desmond, Doss, Flint, Gem, heath, Kanto, and Kismet fabrics.
Fabrics with natural fibers
There’s a lot to love about natural fibers like cotton, linen and flax. They’re breathable, feel great and get softer with use. We blend natural fibers with synthetic fibers to keep their soft feel but improve durability. We recommend Blair, Gable, Geo, Rei, Trip and Vance fabrics.
Fabrics with a stain-repellent finish
Only a handful of our fabrics are treated with a stain-repellent finish because synthetic fibers are inherently stain resistant. However, we think a few of our fabrics do better with this treatment, which causes moisture to bead on the surface and gives you more time to react before a stain sets in. We recommend Desmond, Mirror, Sunbrella canvas, Trend, Trip, Vance, Vessel and View fabrics.
Interested in sampling a fabric? Order a free swatch to make sure you love it before you order your piece of furniture.
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