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What is microfiber?

Microfiber (also known as microfibre) is fiber with very thin strands, (less than one denier). Microfiber (microfibre) can be made to look like suede or leather, and makes very attractive furniture and other very useful items. Fabrics made with microfibers are very soft and can repel water. This makes microfiber good for some things and bad for other things. For example, many manufacturers make excellent microfiber sofas (and microfiber couches). Also, microfiber cloths, towels and mops have many practical uses and are very durable.

How to Clean Microfiber Furniture

You're probably here because you want to know how to clean your microfiber furniture. Because microfiber is durable and repels water, it it well suited to be used on furniture. However, furniture manufacturers and salesmen would like you to believe that they are unstainable and indesctructable. This is NOT true!

It is possible to completely ruin your new microfiber sofa if you don't take proper care of it. This website is dedicated to helping you to take proper care of your expensive furniture purchase. This site is about how to clean your microfiber furniture!

How to Clean Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

You might also be here because you have a cloth (i.e., a shop rag) made from microfiber that you want to get clean. Microfiber cleaning cloths are very popular for car detailing and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Find out more, including how to clean microfiber cleaning cloths.

Microfiber Codes

Microfiber furniture will commonly come with a tag that has one of the special microfiber codes that tell you how to clean it. The tags will say, W, S, S-W, or X.

  • W means you must use water based cleaning solution.
  • S means you must use a solvent cleaner. You can also read our article about how to clean microfiber code s.
  • S-W means you can use S or W type cleaners
  • X means you can vacuum only (so, no water or solvent based cleaning solutions).

If you have furniture with a W tag, then good for you, you probably don't need this website. Personally, my sofas do not have any tags, and the most common problems I've seen are from people who use water to clean their sofa. They end up with water rings, which is NOT what you want from your probably expensive purchase!

Microfiber is sometimes called Microsuede or Micro Suede

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Other Things Made from Microfiber

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