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How to Clean a Microfiber Couch

Carly Microfiber CouchThere’s no doubt about it: Couches can take quite a beating. Microfiber couches are popular not only because they look nice, but also because they are durable and water-resistant. The colors tend to stay brighter, and the fine material repels water and dirt. That said, they are not stain- or watermark-resistant. To help, here are some tips on how to clean a microfiber couch.

First, check the cleaning instructions on your microfiber couch’s tag. It will tell you what kind of solution to use for cleaning your microfiber couch.

  • “W” means you should use a water-based solution
  • “S” means you should use a solvent-based solution
  • “S-W” means you can use either
  • “X” means vacuum only; no water- or solvent-based solutions.

If there is no tag at all, or an S, use rubbing alcohol or a clear alcohol such as vodka to clean stains. (But first, always test in an inconspicuous area.) Spritz on the solvent, and rub gently with a white sponge or cloth. Let it dry, and then use a soft brush on the affected area to fluff the fibers back up.

If your microfiber couch requires a water-based solution, take care: too much water can leave marks. Instead, use dishwashing soap to create soap suds and then apply the suds (not the water) in a circular motion on the stain with a white sponge. Blot with a white cloth to absorb as much water as possible.

Vacuum the couch once a week to keep dirt from setting into a stain. You can also brush the microfiber with a soft, nylon-bristled brush to keep it soft. Do not ever use bleach, acetone, carpet cleaner or upholstery cleaner to clean microfiber couches.

While microfiber couches are durable, life can be messy. That’s why The RoomPlace offers a furniture-protection plan for getting the toughest stains out of the couch. Our PremiumPlus 1 Plan protects your microfiber couch from the following:

  • food or beverage stains
  • human or pet bodily fluid stains
  • grass, grease or shoe polish stains
  • ballpoint pen, ink, crayon, or cosmetic stains
  • nail polish stains
  • accidental rips, cuts, burns, or punctures

Our furniture repair and protection program is administered by Guardian Protection Products.

The good news? If you don’t use any portion of your warranty during the 5-year coverage period, you receive a full refund of the furniture protection plan price in the form of an in-store credit, valid for a period of one year from date of issuance towards your next furniture purchase of $499 or more.

Purchasing a couch is a big investment, so you want it to last a long time. A furniture protection plan can give you the peace of mind that your microfiber couch won’t be ruined by a slobbering dog, a mischievous toddler, or a clumsy guest. Shop online or visit one of our Chicagoland furniture stores to see for yourself the durability and comfort that a microfiber couch affords.


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