Synthetic Upholstery Materials
It’s a common myth that all of the synthetic fabrics are easy to maintain and clean. This only depends on the amount of fibres in the blend. Man made fibres are used in upholsteries mostly for their resistance to water and sunlight exposure.
Nylon and nylon containing natural fibres are never stain resistant, but nylon is still quite easy to take care of, especially if it has been treated with stain repellent such as Scotchgard. Nylon based textiles are great upholstery choice for pet owners though, because their four-legged friends can enjoy their couch or armchair without harmful results like stains or hair, embedded into the fibres.
Acrylic fibres’ performance for dirt and stains is quite poor. The only reason why this material is used is only in blend with others is that acrylic resist very well to sunlight exposure and it is abrasion-resistant. If spill occurs on acrylic couch it could be very hard to remove the stain without a professional treatment.
Polyester has similar properties to acrylic. It responds well to direct sun. But it is much harder to get the stains out this material, than from acrylic or nylon. Usually when the upholstery of your sofa contains a big percentage of polyester fibres you will probably have to call a London Carpet Cleaning LTD in Bromley so the stains are handled properly.