Living Room Furniture Guide

Microfiber Sofa Care

Microfiber is a revolutionary substance in the domain of fabrics used for sofa. Microfiber is generally made of polyester, sometimes nylon maybe used too. As the name implies, microfibers are very small and tightly woven together. This is the key to the secret behind microfiber magic. The close knit structure obstructs any dust or allergens from seeping in. This is the reason behind its fame as "stain resistant" fabric.

However, the tag of "stain resistance" is not synonymous with "stain proof."  So the moment your champagne goblet trickles or wine glass slips; rush forward and grab the duster. Blot out the excess liquid immediately. The construction of microfiber is such that liquids generally bead on the outer layer and do not get absorbed. But excess of anything may turn the tables. Too much of water may cause waterlog in the sofa couch.

A couple of handy paper towels could save you from the disaster. If you land up with an odor causing stain akin to urine then it may be eliminated by putting a few drops of vinegar on a damp cloth and pressing on the stain gently. Next apply baking soda and remember to vacuum thoroughly.

You can comfortably sit assured that no permanent stains shall mar your microfiber sofa.  If at all any hard- to- drive- off stain masks the surface of your sofa, then steam cleaning could be the potential panacea to your worries. Professional steam cleaning yields best results.

The right way to go about the spot cleaning process is to not saturate the fabric! Rather start with a moistened sponge and in rub with gentle sweeping motions.  It should do the trick.

The next obstacle to overcome is "keeping microfiber sofa free from dust and crumbs." A vacuum with soft brush attachment will do the job neatly. Remember to keep the suction pump setting low so that it does not strain the alignment and arrangement of the microfibers. A light roll of a lint roller on the surface of the sofa would pull away most of the caked dust.

One may use specific cleaning agents specially designed for microfiber sofas. Such agents should be easily available in any furniture shop. In absence of any chemical agent, mix ΒΌ tsp dish detergent in a quart of warm water. Whip to create foam. Scoop out some suds onto a sponge and use it to clean microfibers. Vacuum dry the excess.

Do make it a point to not use huge amounts of plain water to clean your sofa. Dampness is the evil that should be shunned as much as possible.

Microfiber sofas can take up any amount of beating from your kids and innumerable scratches from your pets. It is a highly resilient fabric; however exercise caution so as to not overstretch the limits. The same restriction applies to spot cleaners. Excess spot cleaning fluid may form ugly ring marks.

The close structure of the microfiber fabric is such that it absorbs color better. Owing to its polyester background, color is added as a part of the manufacturing process instead of being just add- on. Hence, it is not at all prone to fading. However, as a thumb rule do not keep it under direct sunlight.

If your microfiber sofa has loose cushions then rearrange them regularly. If you are stuck with attached cushions, rearrange the furniture to boost the look of different cushions.

Dedicated care of the microfiber sofa would promote its longevity and preserve its glory.