Which Upholstery Fabric is the Most Durable?

February 12, 2022  ·  5 min read  ·  Reviewed by Sarah Zubowski

Wondering which upholstery fabric is most durable? With so many fabric options on the market, it can be difficult to pick the best fabric for your home. Have no fear, the furniture experts at Living Designs Furniture are here to help you choose the right upholstery fabric by sharing our favorite and most durable fabric for upholstery. What is upholstery fabric? Upholstery fabric is the material that makes up the soft coverings of chairs, sofas, and other furniture. For example, if you have a leather sofa, the leather would be considered the upholstery fabric.

Choosing durable fabric on your upholstered furniture, especially your sofas, can make all of the difference in your furniture’s longevity. Whether you’re a parent with young children or you have multiple pets, you need furniture that will be resilient to anything. Unfortunately, not all fabrics can do that. Though we have hundreds of fabric options to choose from in our showroom, there is one fabric that truly gets this job done. 

Meet Crypton, the liquid repellent fabric. 

The Benefits of Crypton Fabric

Crypton offers everything you could ever dream of in a fabric. Not only does it come in a wide selection of textures, rich colors, and stylish prints, it is scientifically engineered to repel liquids! Check out the video below to see how Crypton fabric works in action.

Easy to clean 

As you can see in the video, liquids completely roll right off the surface of Crypton fabric. It has an impenetrable moisture barrier that keeps messes on the surface easy to clean. This means you will spend less time cleaning up and more time making memories with your friends and family!

Stain-resistant finish

But there is so much more to this fabric than this liquid-proof barrier. Crypton also includes a stain-resistant finish with built-in soil release to make cleaning simple and easy. There is no need to worry about pets with muddy paws or unwanted dust seeping into the lower layers of your furniture. Crypton covers and blocks it all! This means you can fearlessly buy any color you want — even those light pastels you never thought you could use in a home with children and pets around.

Extreme durability

When a customer asks, “What fabric is most durable for a sofa?” we immediately introduce them to Crypton fabric. It is engineered to be virtually indestructible with enhanced abrasion resistance. This fabric is tough enough for industrial use in environments such as hospitals and five-star hotels — just imagine how well it will hold up on the furniture in your home! 


Crypton is designed to withstand major wear and tear with ease! Because of its durable qualities, Crypton fabric prolongs the life of your furniture and offers the added value of furniture that is made to last. Compared to other fabrics with fewer features, Crypton offers the best value for your money! You won’t have to worry about flipping the cushions to hide stains or having to throw away furniture due to soiled or worn-out fabric. 


Environmentally-conscious customers will be thrilled to know that Crypton fabric is also a green product. It is low-emitting and GREENGUARD Gold Certified. Additionally, it is antibacterial and actually improves your home’s indoor air quality. With Crypton, you can prevent allergy-causing odors from becoming trapped inside your sofa to create a healthier indoor environment for you and your family.

Crypton fabric: Quality without compromise

There are certain performance fabrics on the market that are extremely durable, but are less aesthetically pleasing or feel uncomfortable to the touch. Not Crypton. 

This fabric feels just as lush and luxurious as any other high-end fabric! You might think this specialty fabric would lose some of its softness with all of these high-tech features — however, there are no tradeoffs with Crypton. It is very soft and perfectly pleasant to the touch. With Crypton fabric, you can have your cake and eat it too — right on top of your new furniture from Living Designs Furniture!

Try Crypton Fabric for Yourself at the Living Designs Furniture Showroom

Which upholstery fabric is most durable? Crypton of course! As custom furniture builders in Houston, you can add Crypton fabric to any sofa, chair, sectional, or any other piece you desire! Not only does Crypton make maintaining furniture easy, but with many colors to choose from, you can customize your furniture to truly match your own personal style.

Interested in custom furniture? Browse our custom furniture gallery for inspiration then visit our showroom in East Downtown Houston and speak with a designer today. We can help you bring your unique vision to life. 

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