Antimicrobial Fabric: A Specialty Fabric Option for Protecting Your Furniture

You want your living space to be comfortable, but you also want it to be safe and clean.

Sure, stains can be an eyesore, but what about the dirt you can’t see?

In addition to regularly cleaning your furniture, there are many different fabric options to choose from that will help keep your furniture cleaner. 

At La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings and Décor, we help customers in search of the best fabric or leather options.

In this article, we’ll review La-Z-Boy’s Antimicrobial Fabric and whether it’s a good fit for your furniture needs.

You’ll be one step closer to deciding on the perfect fabric customization option when shopping for your furniture. 

What is Antimicrobial Fabric?

Microbes are tiny living things that are found all around us and are too small to be seen by the eye. Microbes are often referred to as bacteria or fungi such as mold. 

Tiny particles and microbes can cause fabrics to wear down over time. They bury themselves among your furniture’s fibers each time someone takes a seat. This repeated friction ultimately causes the fabric fibers to break down.

This wear and tear also causes your fabric to be more susceptible to odor or mold. 

Antimicrobial fabric is a specialty fabric designed to fight the growth of mold, fungus, and other odor causing bacteria. Fabric is chemically treated with antimicrobial properties during the finishing stage of production to create a barrier against microbes. 

With La-Z-Boy, Antimicrobial fabrics are also performance iClean Fabrics

iClean Fabric was designed to repel spills with stain-resistant formula. All La-Z-Boy fabric is put through a testing procedure rated two times the industry standard. This means tortuous machines stretch, pummel, and pound fabrics repeatedly to test them for durability.

Watch this video to learn more about the benefits of iClean Fabric protection:

Why Would You Consider Antimicrobial Fabric Protection on Your Furniture?

If you’re in search of ways to keep your home looking, feeling, and smelling cleaner, start with areas that are most heavily trafficked. People often overlook that furniture should be regularly cleaned. The more furniture is used, the more susceptible it is to dirt and unwelcomed smells. 

La-Z-Boy began producing antimicrobial fabric for those in search of comfort without sacrificing the health and safety of their loved ones.

Furniture seekers with allergies or auto-immune diseases have considered antimicrobial fabrics as an added precautionary measure for their homes. It’s also a great option for homeowners with pets and small children. The antimicrobial fabric technologies help to repel dirt from tiny paws and germs from tiny hands. 

Antimicrobial fabric is also a great option for furniture kept in a sunroom. These areas are in brighter sunlight with less temperature regulation making them more susceptible to mold. Antimicrobial fabric is designed to prevent mold or mildew from becoming an issue. 


Customization Options and Cost for Antimicrobial Fabric

La-Z-Boy has dozens of antimicrobial fabric patterns to choose from. The majority of standard neutral fabrics are available with this treatment. 

The Antimicrobial Fabric is an upgrade feature, so it comes at an additional cost. Depending on the size and style of your furniture, these costs will vary. 

You can browse performance fabrics and other durable fabric options online or visit your local La-Z-Boy store to start customizing your furniture.

Watch this video to learn more about La-Z-Boy Furniture customizations and why custom furniture costs more.

Decide if Antimicrobial Fabric is the Right Option for You

Having your living space comfortable is a priority. But so is keeping it clean for you and your loved ones. 

If you’re considering furniture that you can keep cleaner and safer, antimicrobial fabric is a great option.  

A self-operating technology that combats bacteria in your home can provide you added peace of mind.  

When considering customized fabric for your furniture, it can be an overwhelming process. It’s important to think through the traffic your furniture will endure. This will help you prepare for protecting it and keeping it in top condition.  

Still not sure which fabric is right for you?

Start by Requesting Free Fabric Samples or learn more about The Most Durable Furniture Fabric.

At La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings and Décor, our expert consultants can help you with your furniture and fabric selection to ensure that you find exactly what you are looking for. We’d be happy to help at any of our locations in NC, SC, and GA.

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