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Why It’s Time to Swap Out Your Leather Sofa for a Fabric One

June 14, 2019 · Paid Partnership with Sunbrella
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What to know about Sunbrella’s game-changing fabrics (and why they make for better sofas).


A good sofa isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. Seeing as it is a piece of furniture that’s key to completing your living room’s look (and what you’ll be lazing on during the weekends), it deserves to be cladded in the most hardworking and comfortable material: fabric.

But… aren’t fabric sofas easily damaged, prone to stain, and harder to maintain compared to their sturdier leather counterparts? Well, not with Sunbrella’s game-changing performance fabrics. Here’s why!

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A cost-effective fabric with a long lifespan

Leather sofas are often seen as investment pieces because of the longevity of the upholstery. While that may have been the case, Sunbrella’s high performance fabrics aims to change that mindset – these cost effective textiles are an effective solution to all sorts of damage including discolouration and spills, allowing your tailored sofa to last longer.

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So, what exactly are performance fabrics?

Much like cutting-edge phones, tablets or cars, performance fabrics are capable of offering more features than regular options on the market. In this case, you get enhanced protection with Sunbrella’s fabrics.

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Source: Sunbrella | With 226 different styles, their European Upholstery Collection comes in a rich array of colours, patterns and textures ⁠— choose from neutrals or change things up with sophisticated jacquards!

However, that’s not the only feature that Sunbrella products have got going for them – woven with highly durable fibres that are chemically stable and saturated in colour, they’re less likely to be worn down as quickly.

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What’s the magic behind Sunbrella’s longevity? Well before it’s even spun into yarn, the fibres are infused with UV-stabilised pigments, improving the way colour penetrates and stays on the fabric.

Cut down time spent on maintaining fabrics

Typical fabric sofas require quite a bit care. If you wish to keep them in tip-top condition, a once-yearly steam clean is a must, on top of regular spraying with upholstery cleaners.

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Source: Sunbrella | Keep things simple and go back to basics with stripes, classic textures or jacquards from their Elements Collection.

On the other hand, a sofa (or any other accessory for that matter) that’s clad with Sunbrella textiles only requires light maintenance: brush off any loose dirt, spray on a mixture of water and mild soap, and after a quick soak-and-rinse, let the fabric air dry.

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A sofa that will stay mark-free for many years

Accidents do happen, but you won’t have to worry about them with a Sunbrella fabric sofa. Sunbrella’s fabrics are highly-resistant to staining – your children can play on the sofa with their shoes on, or even eat while sitting down with no issue!

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But just in case the worst ever happens, here are some detailed cleaning steps that’ll make your sofa look as good as new.

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Better feel than your plain old fabrics

Taking a couch’s support system (i.e. frame) out of the equation, fabric sofas are more comfortable as they have a breathable layer that doesn’t heat up as easily.

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High-quality textiles will, of course, make the seating experience even better – soft to the touch and luxurious, Sunbrella’s fabrics come in over a thousand colours and designs, so you can pick out one that best suits your home!

To sum up, here’s why you need Sunbrella fabrics in your life

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Want even more information about using Sunbrella fabrics at home? Visit their website at www.sunbrella.com where you can take a look at their latest textile innovations!


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