This is a constant question we receive from our clients. We can’t begin to tell you how many clients have asked us for durable fabrics to hold up to their families. Now we all know there is no such material, but we have something close. Sunbrella and Indoor-Outdoor fabrics have become a staple word in clients’ homes for interior furnishings, suitable for parents and pet lovers. You see many advertisements for these fabrics from retail stores and fabric stores.
Recently, we delivered a sofa to a client who happens to be a veterinarian. One of her many large dogs proceeded to jump on the sofa with muddy paws immediately after we had delivered it to the home. Fortunately, the client requested one of those fabrics. The red mud came clean with just a damp towel. Kids eating popsicles, candy, and pizza on sofas is normally a no-no. We still don’t recommend it, but if that happens when you have one of these fabrics, you can feel a little bit better than you can clean it.
We encourage clients if they have questions to test the sample fabrics. We took one fabric to sample test with red wine and green juice. The fabric is called Crypton. The test products were wiped off and rolled away completely. If it is liquid spilled on Crypton, it beads up and rolls off. Wiping the spills immediately is always a good thing.
We also offer a spray ultra-guard for other fabrics on sofas if a client prefers other fabrics such as velvets or chenilles.
If you want to test one of our Sunbrella fabrics, we can order a sample for you to play with. We will be glad to order or make throws out of washable fabrics. There are endless possibilities. These are commercial-grade fabrics often used in doctors’ offices and motels. These fabrics offer cleanability, not quite Superman yet, but we are getting there.