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Stain-Resistant & Easy-Clean Fabrics for Sofas & Armchairs

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  • fabric sofas
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Lottie Leggett
stain resistant sofa fabrics

No matter how hard you try, spillages and stains happen. Whether it’s a small speck of dirt or a dropped glass of red wine, at some point your sofa is going to get dirty. And when it does the key to minimising the damage is to act quickly. Once a stain dries it can be much harder to get out.

So, when your sofa or armchair gets stained, scrape or dab away as much of the substance as possible. Then it’s a question of using water, detergent and some good old fashioned elbow grease to get the rest out. With luck you might remove all traces of the stain and not leave any scrub marks.

Of course, there is another way. You can choose a sofa and armchair made using easy clean sofa material, with fibre guard technology that resists stains and protects fabrics. Making a decision to go with an easy clean material for your new sofa can add years to its life and protect it against the challenges of everyday life, including pets and kids (rarely your soft furnishing’s best friends).

Let’s look at the best choice of fabrics for an easy clean sofa and find out how stain resistant fabrics can make all the difference.

The best easy clean sofa materials and fabrics

Your choice of fabric is key to stain protection. A lot of modern sofas come with some kind of stain protection. But it’s not just everyday fabric sofas that can be this resilient. If you are looking for a more luxurious or elegant sofa choice for your home, but worry that this might not mix too well with the dog or the kids, then think again. These days almost all materials can be treated to resist staining and make cleaning easier than ever before. However, with Swyft fabric sofas, not all of the fabrics are stain resistant. For fabrics that aren't stain resistant, we advice using Emmiera 5 year warranty - to protect from accidental spills. 

Velvet stain resistant sofas

Soft, sleek and shiny thanks to its short pile fibres, velvet has traditionally been a no-no in homes where heavy use and staining is likely. A more refined fabric, it needs to be treated with care, so you might not think a velvet sofa is easy to clean. But these days a stain treated velvet sofa or velvet armchair can be just as tough and stain resistant as any other fabric.

Easy clean linen sofas

Even linen, that most delicate and soft of fabrics can be treated to block stains and resist marks, even in lighter colours. These stylish sofas combine the soft and comfortable feel of linen with hard wearing and stain resistant features, making linen sofas or linen armchairs an ideal choice for all types of home

Why Swyft stain resistant sofas are so easy to clean?

So, just what is the secret to Swyft sofas’ durability and stain resistance? Well, they are all made using FibreGuard fabrics. That means you get durable, reliable and high quality sofa materials no matter what fabric choice you make. All of our sofas are available in a choice of stain-resistant colours to fit seamlessly into your living space.

High-quality sofa fabrics

FibreGuard fabrics are renowned for their high quality. They undergo numerous tests in independent labs to make sure they all meet a consistent level of resistance. They also pass all worldwide fabric safety tests, making them suitable for all kinds of environments.

Child and pet-friendly living

Every fabric is also tested for its durability using an industry-wide scale known as a rub count. This is great news if you live in a busy household with kids and pets running around. Knowing you can rely on your sofa to withstand the pressures of everyday life makes it a better investment.

Washable fabrics

Of course, that’s not to say that accidents don’t happen. Dirt gets brought in, wine gets spilt, chocolate melts. The key is being able to wash the sofa effectively. Luckily, none of the above are a match for FibreGuard. Almost all types of stains can be removed using just water and a damp cloth.

Long-lasting design

More great news for your investment is that these fabrics do not wear or look faded over time. The fabric stays strong and the colour holds, even in sunlight and heavy use situations.

Sustainable and eco-friendly

You might be thinking that this level of protection can only be achieved through the use of nasty chemicals but that’s not the case. No harmful products or finishes are used and all products are OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 certified.

Easy clean fabric armchair

It’s not just all about sofas either. As well as easy clean corner sofas and three seaters, you can also get a range of armchairs made using FibreGuard. These are available in the same choice of colours, as well as linen and velvet finishes. Similarly resistant to stains are easy to clean, these will make a great addition to any living space.

Check out the range of quick delivery sofas from Swyft, all flat packed for convenience. Modern, stylish, comfortable, and all made using easy to clean sofa material - it’s everything you need from a contemporary sofa.

You can also check out the How to clean a sofa at home guide for more information on how to keep your sofa looking its best.

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