There is an expanding class of upholstery fabrics in the furniture world that is ideal for embellishing the hardworking spaces of your home. These fabrics are easy to clean, and are also fade, mold, and mildew resistant. They are engineered to retain their good looks even after being abused by your children and pets. We refer to these powerhouse textiles as “Performance” fabrics.
What’s the point of having a gorgeous room if you are afraid to use it? Many families are opting for the functionality and peace of mind that a performance fabric provides. There was a time when these materials could only be found on awnings and patio furniture, but now designers have created stylish, high end weaves and patterns that have the luxurious textures of traditional upholstery. Companies like “Sunbrella” and “Crypton” are making it so much easier to feel confidant about ordering a new piece of furniture. Relaxing on your beautiful custom sofa with the game day snacks or a glass of red wine won’t be a concern when you know it is protected with the armor of a Performance upholstery fabric.
Most of these materials can be cleaned with a bleach solution which seems unbelievable! The fibers are dyed all the way through instead of just on the surface. This technique not only holds the color, but also stops the sun’s damaging rays from deteriorating the fibers over time. At Charlton Furniture, we represent many quality, American-made furniture manufacturers and they have all incorporated Performance fabrics into their selections.
There are so many things that cause worry and stress in our lives, but using your furniture like it was meant to be used doesn’t have to be one of them!