How to Care for a Microfiber Sofa or Loveseat



Microsuede fabric has a unique texture that accentuates a color's depth and contrast, making it an excellent upholstery choice for furniture. The superior stain resistance of microfiber fabric means that your sofa and loveseat set will be able to withstand the rigors of daily use by active kids and pets. In order to keep your microfiber sofa or loveseat looking its best, some simple care is required.

Microfiber Furniture Care:

  1. Keep it clean. Prevent stains as much as possible by cleaning up crumbs, dust, and dirt. Vacuuming regularly with a brush attachment will make this quick and easy. If you have pets, you may need a sticky lint roller to get all of the hair. How often you need to do this will vary depending on how much you use your furniture and how many people and pets you have in your house. Generally, it's a good idea to do it every time you vacuum the floor in the room where you have your sofa or loveseat.

  2. Clean spills immediately. Microsuede furniture is stain resistant, so small spills will bead up instead of soaking into the fabric. This gives you the chance to get some paper towels and soak up the spill before it stains. Soak up as much moisture as possible, including in the cracks between cushions. Wait until the material has dried before sitting on it again.

  3. Occasionally, deep clean your sofa. Microfiber sofas, if cared for, will stay very clean. Occasionally, they will still need a deep cleaning to remove any build-up of dirt and oils. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for your specific sofa; the tag should tell you if you can use a water-based cleaner or if you'll need a microfiber solvent. For more information about the difference between water-based cleaners and solvent cleaners, read our guide on cleaning a sofa. Always apply cleaning products in an inconspicuous area of the sofa first to test the color-fastness of the material before cleaning your entire sofa.

  4. Brush your sofa occasionally. Sometimes after cleaning or if the microfiber upholstery gets too wet, the material can feel a little stiff. This is because the tiny fibers become entangled. Brushing your microfiber sofa with a fine-tooth comb will revive the fabric.

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