4 Reasons to Bet On Performance Fabric

4 Reasons to Bet On Performance Fabric

Let’s face it: Everyday living can be hard on furniture. And the fast furniture you bought from that online startup isn’t designed to last. That’s why you need performance fabric that will stand the test of time, helping your furniture maintain its look and feel without having to tap into professional cleaning. Place your confidence in performance fabrics and you'll come ahead in the long-lasting furniture race.

What Is Performance Fabric?

Performance fabric is designed to withstand whatever life throws at it, from spills and dirt to other unsightly stains. Performance fabric is used for both indoor and outdoor textiles, and for the most part, it’s stain resistant and easy to clean. An all-star at straightforward upkeep, it saves you time and energy in the maintenance of beautiful furniture. 

4 Big Benefits of Performance Fabric


Performance fabric is made to last. It’s got a lot in its favor: stain-resistant, water-resistant, oil-resistant, and fade-resistant. It’s difficult to tear performance fabric, which is important when your pets have the zoomies in the house. Performance fabric can also be pil-resistant, which means it won’t get fuzzy from wear like an old sweater. 


Being GreenGuard Certified means that the fabric isn’t responsible for a high level of formaldehyde emissions. Essentially, performance fabric is manufactured with low chemical usage and low emissions. This is important when considering how toxic the textile industry is in general, causing higher levels of water toxicity than any other industry. 


In years past, performance fabric was typically reserved for outdoor use because it’s designed to withstand the elements. And yet, it wasn’t as aesthetically pleasing as indoor fabrics. Times have changed, and now you can get beautiful fabrics that are high-performers for both indoor and outdoor use. 


Performance fabric doesn’t have to be boring. There are a wide variety of textures, patterns, and colors you can choose from. You can satisfy your design goals with fabrics that will stand the test of time. 

Where to Use Performance Fabric

Performance fabric can be found on anything from sofas to patio furniture. These fabrics will serve you best on items that are used daily or in high-stress areas. 

Some great places to incorporate performance fabric pieces include:

Rita Sofa


Keep your sofa looking new by selecting fabric that repels stains and wear from constant use.

Plaza Black Dining Chair

Dining Chairs

Dining rooms see frequent spills. Make sure dining chairs and bar stools have performance fabric to repel those wine stains.

Tas Executive Task Chair

Desk Chairs

The more you use your desk chair, the more it gets exposed to sweat, dirt, and grime.

Jupiter Pillow

Porch or Sunroom Furniture

Choose fabric that won’t fade for items that sit in direct sunlight for most of the day.  

How to Clean Performance Fabric

Cleaning performance fabric is simple. For minor spills, use a damp towel to blot the spot until it is gone. Bigger messes will require mixing mild soap and water, and then spraying the fabric. Just blot and wipe with a clean towel. Some items upholstered in performance fabric, like pillowcases or removable covers, are also machine washable.

Bottom Line

Performance fabric extends the life of your furniture, making it a sustainable choice. At Brook, we strive to source items that use performance fabric to ensure each piece of furniture lasts. Learn how you can furnish your home sustainably and affordably with Brook.

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