How durable your chosen fabric needs to be depends on the type of furniture piece, the room it will resides in and the inhabitants of your home. If you are a family of five with 3 small children, you are going to want something that can withstand a bit of abuse. Unless of course the piece is going in the dining room or office and the children typically steer clear of those spaces.
Need something more durable? Consider these two options:
- A woven pattern with high thread counts & tight weaves. This creates a stronger, more durable fabric that will withstand the antics of a busy household.
- Because leather can be wiped down and easily cleaned, it’s great for homes with children. It is a strong material that is difficult to puncture. However, it is highly susceptible to scratches. Pet claws, for example, can leave visible marks.