What is the best type of sofa fabric to have on a sofa- leather, fabric, microfiber, micro suaed , ?
I have a raised looped patterned fabric on my livingroom suite....dog or cat hair does not stick to it.. this material. I cannot have leather as cat claws (just jumping up and down from the furniture) will ruin it..hair sticks to microfibre and it shows stains... I am really happy with this material...it is the best in my eyes.
They all have their pros and cons. Leather can be wiped clean, but it is cold to sit on and can stick to bare skin if it is warm. Also, it is very hard to repair. Fabric can stain, but it can also be scotchguarded. If the sofa is slip covered, you can buy a new slipcover rather than a new sofa. Microfiber and Micro suede are basically the same fiber just finished a little different. It is stain resistant but can pill, particularly on cheaper sofas.
Micro suede or Microfiber is a great fabric for sofas! Wipes clean with water and feels nice to the touch. Leather lasts for a long time though. I have had two leather sofa sets now. (The first one we gave to our son and then purchased another set). The great thing about leather is that you can just wipe it clean. You don't have to worry about kids and their messes. Unless of course you buy a light colored leather. I have a deep chocolate brown which I love. The negative about leather is that it is cold when you fist sit down and that one thing alone can be a deterrent to a purchase. It's just not as cozy as a fabric sofa to lie down on either. The leather does warm up though. If you are looking for a great investment piece that will last you years..go with the leather. A good quality leather.