Check out Karen’s top 3 tips on creating a family-friendly home:
1. Look for ‘family friendly’ fabrics: When buying new furniture, always take the time to check the abrasion rating and cleaning code on the upholstery! For high traffic areas (i.e. rooms with kids), look for an abrasion rating of 12,000-15,000 double rubs (or higher!) – this is a rating for heavy duty residential use. For cleaning, a “W” means you can use a water-based cleaner for easy care (a “WS” means you can use a water/solvent-based upholstery cleaner). Cleaning still doesn’t seem simple enough? Try out one of the many spill-repellant fabrics available in our store! The top ones we recommend (Palliser’s LiveSmart fabrics, Vogel’s Crypton fabrics, & Decor Rest’s Performance fabrics) come in a huge range of colours and designs, and are guaranteed to resist and repel smells and stains, while remaining durable to everyday use.