Chenille is a soft dense fabric which is spun from the materials like silk, wool, cotton or sometimes from the combination of these materials. This fabric is very durable and at the same time very fragile. Due to these properties of chenille, you should be careful while cleaning it. Chenille sofa has all these characteristics, so it is one of the most durable sofa available in the market.
If your chenille sofa has excessive stains or dirt, it is recommended that you should use the special cleaning services. Chenille upholstery is a very good choice for any sofa, however there are differences in the type of chenille fabric. Proper pile direction and tight weave are some features which make some of these sofas more durable than others. You should keep in mind some important concepts before purchasing these sofas.
Watch the Weave
Chenille is generally created from pile which has textured surface. If you want more durability in your sofa, it should have tightly woven piles rather than some loose woven piles. The direction of the pile should be to the front of seat cushions and downwards to the back cushions. By having this type of arrangement your body will be aligned properly with the sofa when you sit or get up.
Your sofa will last longer if you take care of it properly. You should prevent the dust and debris from getting stuck on the sofa. It is recommended to use a soft brush for cleaning the sofa so that it’s look and feel remain same. The brushing strokes should be gentle and in circular motion. You can also use a vacuum cleaner for the cleaning purposes but always remember to use it on the lowest settings. If there are any spots of dullness, clean those using a fabric cleaner instead of water based cleaner.
Sometimes these chenille sofas are given stain resistant finish, so that they look better and last long. Stain repellent helps to provide protective barriers around the fiber. However stain resistant finish always loose its effectiveness after some time. You can use a spray to provide a new coating so that the durability of sofa can be maintained.
Though the chenille material is very durable and tough but it also require support from other parts to provide an effective quality chenille sofa. Check out the quality of frame used in manufacturing the sofa. Check the quality of springs used in your sofa. Purchase a sofa with quality springs so that they don’t break and damage the chenille upholstery.