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j_bari
I recently purchased a custom-ordered sectional and chair. When I read the cleaning instructions I was surprised that I could only use a mild water-free solvent for spot cleaning. So far I haven't found an appropriate cleaner (I live in Alberta, Canada). Could anyone suggest a product that is sold in Canada? My advice ... be very careful to read the cleaning instructions before you buy, especially if you are considering a Type S or D fabric in a family living area.
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tseth

I paid a TON of money for a sectional from Ethan Allen. It is a light brown color and has a velvet like finish, guessing synthetic. I have never regretted a purchase more. It showed rub marks from the first use. Now that we have dogs the sofa fabric is quickly deteriorating. It shows every lick mark that the dogs make and the only good thing I have to say about it is that it is comfortable! Obviously, I should have seen an article like this one before making such a major purchase.

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bay
We had a sofa recovered by Calico in a linen look, Crypton brand fabric three years ago. It has pilled terribly and the sofa is no longer comfortable to sit on with any bare skin touching the fabric. It may be stain resistant, but I would not purchase that brand of fabric again.
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