I received this question today; “We are thinking of buying two sofas in microsuede and was shocked to read in your blog that you are very critical of Microsuede. What is the best fabric (not leather, my husband hates it) for households that have animals but want elegant sofas?”
So I replied “I prefer sunbrella fabrics which are made for the outdoors but are very washable and look just like regular upholstery fabrics like velvets and cheniles.” As soon as I sent this email, I got one back
“Maria, why don’t you like Micro Suede? Be blunt!”
“This was my response “I think it’s common like leather and I have only really seen it looking trashed from kids and pets and it seems to fade and breaks down in the sun. When I sit down on a microsuede sofa I feel like I’m sitting on velcro.”
I know lots of people buy microsuede sofas as an alternative to leather so my question is, what do you think? Does it stand up to all the scrubbing and cleaning? Maybe all the ones I’ve seen have just been ancient. If you have one right now, would you buy one again?