Performance fabrics have come a long way over the years, growing in both popularity and availability. No longer are the days of having to sacrifice look or feel for durability! In fact, many performance fabrics now look and feel indistinguishable from regular fabrics, while performing at a higher level than ever before. Whether you have pets or children in your home, enjoy hosting events with food and drink, or just want extra protection from everyday wear and tear, performance fabrics are your best option!
When selecting which type of performance fabric is best for you, there are many factors you must first consider. What level of protection do you need? Do you have children or pets? Is this item for everyday use, or special occasions only? Will this piece be near a window in the sun, or be kept in the shade? Will this item be placed in a damp or dry area? Do you have a coastal home, or live near water and sand? Will the piece remain inside all year, outside, or a combination of the two? Does your lifestyle include entertaining often where food and drink might be spilled? After answering these questions for yourself, you can better gauge what type of protection is most important for each piece of furniture in your home. Be sure to keep in mind that some furniture in your home might need a different level of protection than other items.
Now it’s time to dive in and talk about some of the many different performance fabrics, and what each has to offer!
Crypton is a durable fabric that is available in a wide variety of textiles, including luscious velvets, linens, genuine leather, natural fibers and more. They are stain resistant, odor resistant, moisture resistant and easy to clean! Designed to permanently protect your furniture from spills, stains and odors, this versatile option is also anti-microbial and nontoxic! You can rest easy knowing that spilled liquids will simply bead on the surface, instead of soaking into the material, making cleaning these fabrics even easier.
Let’s talk about Sunbrella fabrics! You might associate Sunbrella with their awning canvases that were designed to last substantially longer than their cotton counterparts, but did you know they have expanded their quality materials to include both indoor and outdoor furniture? Their fabrics are durable, stain resistant, and easy to clean. Their fabrics are not only easy to clean, but help prevent stains altogether by repelling water and spills! Their fabrics also have the added bonus of being color stable, this is made possible by dyeing the fibers all the way through. This treatment will help prevent color fading and increase the lifetime of your furniture looking as good as new! All these benefits are achieved without comprising the texture of their indoor fabrics, which are meant to be soft to the touch and comfortable.
As the name states, these are indoor/outdoor fabrics! Their all-in-one performance fabrics are made to withstand the elements both inside and outside of the home. They are stain resistant, durable, fade resistant, and resist pilling. Their fabrics are designed to repel spilled liquids, meaning that instead of saturating the material, they will simply bead off and clean easily! Inside Out fabrics are made with polyester yarn, making for a softer and more comfortable feel.
Revolution fabrics are woven from Olefin yarn, which is naturally stain resistant without chemicals! Their fabrics are also durable, fade resistant, and resistant to fuzz or pilling. Revolution fabrics can be cleaned with almost any household cleaner, including bleach! Just made sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
LiveSmart fabrics are highly durable and made for longevity while being easy to clean. They are moisture repellent, stain resistant, and heavy duty. This fabric is designed to help protect your furniture from everyday accidents, whether that comes in the form of children, pets, or spilled drinks.
These suede resembling fabrics are not only soft and stylish, but also pet and kid friendly! Kashmira fabrics will bead liquids on the surface, clean easily when spills happen, and effortlessly wipe away both markers and ink. This fabric is exclusive to Flexsteel in the United States, which we are happy to carry here at Mum’s Place!
These environmentally friendly fabrics are both durable and highly cleanable. Sustain fabrics are pill resistant, PFC-free, and bleach cleanable. These fabrics can be cleaned with most household cleaners, without discoloring or degrading the fabric!
Now that we’ve covered the basics, we hope you are better able to select which performance fabric fits your lifestyle! With so many performance fabric options available, in a wide variety of colors and textures, selecting a beautiful yet functional fabric for your furniture has never been more possible! If you are still unsure which performance fabric will best serve you, we are happy to help guide you in the right direction. We welcome you to come visit us at Mums Place in Pacific Grove, where all these amazing performance fabrics are available, to see for yourself the abundance of options to choose from!
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Now that we’ve covered the basics, we hope you are better able to select which performance fabric fits your lifestyle! With so many performance fabric options available, in a wide variety of colors and textures, selecting a beautiful yet functional fabric for your furniture has never been more possible! If you are still unsure which performance fabric will best serve you, we are happy to help guide you in the right direction. We welcome you to come visit us at Mums Place Furniture in Pacific Grove, Carmel, and Monterey where all these amazing performance fabrics are available, to see for yourself the abundance of options to choose from!
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