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New living room furniture fabric suggestions(4 posts)

New living room furniture fabric suggestionsrtyszko
Oct 1, 2002 10:59 AM
I've got 3 large dogs that have the run of my house and I need to buy some living room furniture. I've paid good money in the past for decent stuff only to have it need re-upholstering after 2 years because of the wear and tear of my dogs. I've since gone with couch covers which work nicely because you can wash them.

Question. Has anyone had any experience with "microfibre" materials that some furniture stores carry and what (if any) impressions have you had? Of course the salespeople tell me that it's durable and blah, blah, blah, but would I be wasting my dinero to buy this stuff if I'm only going to need to use couch covers again when it gets worn?

Should I save the money and buy less expensive stuff and just commit to using couch covers?

(this is probably the furniture world's version of which frame material should I buy that we all see, huh?

In case you are going to ask, no, it's not an option to try to keep the dogs off of the couches.

Bob T.
My dogs say stick with the covers.$pend on pegged/glued framesnm128
Oct 1, 2002 12:49 PM
Move into the doghouse.cory
Oct 1, 2002 4:32 PM
I asked my buddy the furniture mogul, since he happened to be standing right here. he says nothing will stand up to constant doggage. Some things are better than others, microfiber's fine, but you've got the dirt, the claws, the smell even if the stuff doesn't wear out. He also says he doesn't want you as a customer, because you'll come back complaining in 18 months.
Just out of curiosity, why can't the dogs stay the hell on the floor? I've had big dogs all my life--got a collie and a shepherd now. They don't get on the furniture and their lives aren't worse for it.
agreed, slipcovers and better housetraining (nm)lonefrontranger
Oct 1, 2002 7:44 PM