wondering if anyone has brought, or has, microsuede furniture (couch/love seat) and how it withstands the elements? i would imagine leather doesn't do so well and i don't want to take up unnecessary space when moving things down.
we have one, it does okay. the only problem we have is that it gets dirty, especially because of all the dust we get
I have 2 recliners and we use a stiff dry paint brush to wipe off the dust.....otherwise they hold up great so far - has been a year.
We have had leather here for over two years with no problem.
Leather here for over 7 years no problem. It all depends where you live. If you live somewhere where stuff is going to get moldy, well even cloth will start to smell moldy. It doesn't matter on the type of cloth but where you live. And dust has been our biggest killer as well no matter when we lived west, center or east. So leather has been really nice in that you just hose it down with a damp cloth or a leather cleaner. Much easier then vacuuming or brushing or removing covers and washing.
Don't forget the sun as a culprit. Our couch has been sitting by our window with curtains and still it is faded in 6 months by the sun. It was a JC Penney couch, not expensive but not dirt cheap.
Dirt/Dust though is the worst culprit..it is impossible to keep it away.
My dog loves it ! She's eaten both corners of the futon already. 😮
We shipped our microfiber sectional here with our move last month. I don't think it's holding up too well. With the always-muddy-from-the-rain back yard our dogs are inflicting a heavy toll on it. Seems we're always cleaning the thing (not to mention the tile floors.)
GtG . . . so funny. I have tile all through my house there too and can sweep three times a day (which I don't) and still not keep up with the dust and millipedes. I do not know where the dust comes from and I certainly do not understand how millipedes can show up smack in the middle of the floor magically . . . I swear I turn around and a new appears. LOL.
Despite the warnings, we ended up buying a leather sectional last trip. I think it will do fine. I have no experience with microsuede.
OK, I'm beating a dead horse but with our indoor outdoor lifestyle leather is the best way to go. Unless your dogs are well trained to stay off the furniture and the dust/dirt that comes in from having your doors and windows open all the time is well trained as well. Starting to feel like a dominatrix as much as I'm pushing leather to newcomers. And no leather does not stick to you when its hot outside, thats the cheap vinyl/fake leather stuff.
On a side note our dogs like the leather too, I'll caught them licking it a time or two. Sorry to all germaphobes. Thankfully no eating. 🙂