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Narie View Drop Down
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    Posted: 24 January 2009 at 4:57pm
  I am considering recovering both a sofa and wing chair for use in a sun room with either   Sunbrella 54" canvas fabric or / Naugahyde soft.  Durability, cleanability, fade resistance  and comfort are all factors which must be considered.  I currently have a chair covered in Sunbrella fabric- Spring Canvas- in that room which has held up well as far as color, but is more problematic when attacked by large muddy paws.  Would the Naugahyde with stand sun fade and puncture by standard poodle toe nails and still be comfortable for indoor lounging by humans.
 Any advice would be greatly apprciated.
 
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Naugahyde will definitely be easier to keep clean, but any damage by doggy claws will be much more severe and evident (and permanent!).  The best solution might be to stay with the Sunbrella and keep after it with 303 Fabric Cleaner (30553).  Adding 303 Fabric Guard (481) will increase water repellance and make it harder for stains to set in.  The trade-off is that the fabric will feel a bit stiffer after using the Fabric Guard.
 
I hope that this helps,
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Dan Smith
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Narie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 January 2009 at 5:24pm
Thank you for your prompt response.  While Sunbrella will be the choice for the sofa,   Nauga Soft may yet be the choice for the wing chair even with puncture possibility because of the ease in cleaning.   Is the Nauga Soft about as sun fade resistant as Sunbrella?
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Yes, the Nauga Soft is very fade resistant.
Thanks, Matt
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