The Benefits of Fabric Sofas
Fabric sofas vary widely depending on the fabric and the support system of the sofa (i.e. the cushions and frame). However, fabric sofas tend to be much more comfortable than leather sofas for several reasons, but the main reason is that fabric tends to be an overall softer, warmer finish than leather. Just like your leather car seats, leather can often feel hot and sticky in the summer and cold in the winter, and leather sofas tend to feel firmer than fabric sofas.
The wear and tear of fabric sofas most often depend upon the grade of fabric. Of course, the better fabrics (just like the better leathers) will withstand wear better.
Most fabric sofas are treated with a stain-resistant finish, so when spills do happen, they are easily cleaned with specialty products or a handheld steam cleaner. Fabric doesn’t get scratched like leather does, so it tends to withstand pet’s claws and kid’s homework binders better than leather.